another week, Another assortment of watches — and a great choice at that. This week we’ve found a number of impossibly rare pieces, such as a diamond and platinum Patek using a matching bracelet and also a seldom seen Abercrombie & Fitch Heuer, in clean and honest state. For good measure, there is a military issued diver and an affordably priced dress piece to fulfill your internal debonair. Shall we get right into it? 2422 In Platinum With Diamond Dial
In today’s age of watch collecting, we’ve stood and watched as Once-overlooked pieces dropped in value. In other words, watches once thought to be uncool became cool, and then the market did its thing, which is a phenomenon which can be viewed from time to time in other types of amassing too. That said, there a few watches that have been sought after, and this, for obvious reasons, is among them.
In September 1948, a guy by the name of Doctor Fishbein was marketed this Stunning, platinum-cased and gemstone dial-equipped example of the ref. 2422 direct from Patek Philippe full diamond gold replica watches in Geneva by a guy called Robert Daester. It also just so happens to be an”ordinary” platinum and diamond ref. 2422, in that it’s fitted with a matching, Patek Philippe geneve full diamond fake watch -signed necklace. This thing oozes discernment and taste. Take a look at the included papers, and you’ll discover that discernment and taste came at a steep cost back in 1948, since this piece initially had a wholesale cost of CHF 3700. In 1948.
This is a ridiculous watch by any measure, and really worthy of the Name of grail. You do not see these everyday, and surely not with a full set with papers that confirm the creativity of this diamond dial.
Collectors are buying up steel sports references from Rolex like Never before, which has resulted in the once attainable plastic crystal examples now stretching past the budgets of some people. This has pointed several in the direction of this so-called”five digit” sports references, that are now experiencing a new surge of interest, as exhibited by the costs that clean illustrations of this ref. 16710 GMT-Master are controlling. Curiously, the ref. 16660 Sea-Dwellers of this age are still relatively available, and represent a decent value in the sport Rolex market.
This is not just a budget conscious example of the aforementioned Reference, though it’s exceedingly rare, and worthy of your attention. As the excess text on its own dial would imply, this Sea-Dweller was retailed by Tiffany & Co., with a longstanding standing as not only a luxury goods retailer, but as a purveyor of fine timepieces in the worlds foremost manufacturers.
Ultimately I find this piece compelling as it represented Rolex’s Most adventurous attempt in the sphere of instrument watches at the time, while proudly bearing the name of a retailer with absolutely no involvement from the demanding world of diving. This unique juxtaposition makes for a worthy investment bit, too.
As confirmed by Omega, this view was originally delivered into the United Kingdom on May 12, 1965, and has definitely been maintained ever since. The probable untouched instance stays sharp, and the faucet is clean, with no spotting of note. Its steel-traced date window additionally affords it a small bit of a Patek ref. 3445-esque vibe, which is always valued at the price point.
This Omega is presently available for sale with a collector on Instagram for $1,700. You can see the initial article here.
Dive watch history wouldn’t be the same without Seiko. The Japanese Manufacturer has carved out a reputation for producing some of the best watches in their own price point over time, while a providing genuinely large quality and rugged item. This course is why army servicemen often opted to get a Seiko diver, including the enlisted members of the Swedish Navy, who had been issued such chains in the 1970s.
The ref. 6105-8110 was Seiko’s third generation campaign in the dive Watch sphere, preceded by the references 6217 (62MAS) and 6105-8000. As the seller’s listing states, only a few examples of those issued Seikos are known, and were considered to have been employed by mine diver units and coast artillery units.
This Specific example is definitely a genuine Swedish Navy Piece, as evidenced by the”Tre Kronor” or”Three Crowns” engraving on its caseback, also has a real presence on the wrist, thanks to its sizeable case. Even though a standard ref. 6105-8110 is surely a watch of note, with a significant cinematic link and all, there is just a little more going on with this piece.