Demand For Vintage Watches On The Rise

The demand by Collectors, fashion minded, and bargain conscious customers for Vintage watches is on the Rise for a number of reasons.

The vintage watch industry is currently a very large industry and it is growing at a very fast pace based upon the realization that vintage watches are:

  • more affordable than new watches
  • are eco-friendly…

Breguet - A Brief History

In 1775, A.L. Breguet founded his company and soon became an official supplier to the French Royal family. Breguet invented the first self-winding watch, first repeater, and the first turbillion.

Ulysse Nardin - A Brief History

Ulysse Nardin established his company in 1846. 30 years later, his son, Paul-David, took over and continued his fathers excellence. Ulysse Nardin specialized in mechanical marine chronometers.

IWC - A Brief History

Originally, IWC was an American company producing watches in Switzerland for the US market. In 1868, the company moved to Schaffhausen, Germany. IWC really made a name for itself in World War II by making intricate Pilot's Watches.

Girard Perregaux - A Brief History

Girard-Perregaux was founded in 1856 when Constantin Girard married Marie Perregaux. Soon after, the company really made a name for itself when it unveiled at the Paris Universal Exhibition the masterpiece, “Tourbillon Sous Trois Ponts d’Or”.

Jaeger – LeCoultre - A Brief History

The history of Jaeger-LeCoultre goes back over 150 years ago. Jacques LeCoultre was a leading supplier of watch parts and movements to many of the biggest Swiss Watchmakers such as Vacheron, Audemars, IWC, and Patek.

Rolex - A Brief History

Rolex is easily the most famous high-end watch line in the world. It is also the most recognizable and arguably one of the most durable watches in existence.

Patek Philippe & Co. - A Brief History

Patek Philippe was established in 1851 between Antoine Patek and Jean A Philippe. This duo created the foundation which allowed Patek Philippe to dominate the Swiss watch industry for over 150 years.

Audemars Piguet - A Brief History

Audemars Piguet is definitely regarded as a top tier watch manufacturer. It is one of the oldest and most established Swiss watchmakers, the company was a partnership between Jules Audemars and Edward Piguet officially formed in 1889.

Cartier - A Brief History

The history of Cartier is fantastic, as it invented many styles of watches that are still produced today. Founded in 1847 by Louis-Franois Cartier, this company was originally a jewelry boutique.

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