9 November 2021

Three early seiko 5 sportsmatic deluxe

This post is dedicated to the early Seiko 5 Sportsmatic Deluxe production. Three of them are for sale at the moment, all from 1964. They have in common the 7606 movement and the specific early Sportsmatic logo on their dials. They all have a stainless steel case and this incredible modern design that really strikes […]

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23 August 2021

Free shipping in the European union

Hi everyone,The holidays are over and we will start the new season with offered shipping fees for all customers located in the European Union. The free shipping solution is “La Poste – Colissimo” and includes an ad valorem insurance. If you would like to be delivered by another company such as DHL,please take contact for […]

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30 July 2021

Latest models & SUMMER BREAK

Watch & Vintage will be closed from August, 2nd to August, 20th. That means that I won’t ship any watch during these 3 weeks. Still, you can place orders, your watch will be reserved and you can ask questions, I will gladly answer them. Amid the most recent models listed on the website, I’d like […]

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10 May 2021

Electro what ? Electromechanical, of course !

In the late 50’s, the french company Lip and the US Elgin worked together to develope a new kind of watch movements. The concept was “simply” to replace the traditional mainspring by a new source of energy, a battery powered electromagnet which would make a magnetic balance oscillate. The mechanical part of the watch remained […]

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17 March 2021

swiss landeron chronographs

This time, we won’t talk about Seiko, but about swiss chronographs, especially Landeron ones. Landeron was from the 30’s to the 70’s one of the main swiss provider of chronograph movements. Their 48 and 51 calibres (and their evolutions) equipped many swiss chronographs, even those from notorious brands as Breitling, Baume et Mercier, Bovet, Zodiac, […]

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23 February 2021

non automatic seikos

When we talk about Seiko, we generally think about automatic watches because they really popularised these movements making them affordable and standard in the 60’s. Of course, they also produced purely mechanical hand wound watches through very nice ranges : one of the most known is the Marvel range, but the Crown, Cronos, Sportsman or […]

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8 February 2021

Blue Monday

It’s Monday, the snow is falling (here at least) and the weather forecast for the coming days is quite nightmarish for a good part of Europe. It seems that the blue sky has vanished for ever… That would be a good reason to have something blue on the wrist, wouldn’t it ? Seiko is quite […]

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2 February 2021

Love deluxe

I would like make a focus on a range that I particularly appreciate : the Sportsmatic Deluxe. I find they combine very efficiently the “cocktail” design with the more casual or sports design. They look great, they all have a quite big stainless steel case, an automatic 7605 (the rare date only Sportsmatic Deluxe), 7606 […]

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15 January 2021

A selection of new watches

I listed these days several new watches, I would like to focus on three of them. Two are classics from the 60’s, a Sportsmatic Calendar 820 in very fresh condition and a 5 Sportsmatic Deluxe, a range that I particularly like.Finally, the third watch is a Seiko 5 DX with a quite unusual 5139 calibre. […]

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