Fake, Franken or Flawless?

October 25, 2018 0 Comments

The hottest question in the watch community: How can I be sure a watch is authentic?

This question is important and not very easy to answer - that's why it's so interesting. How can you tell if the watch you spent 2 months salaries on, is exactly what it claims to be?

In general, if you follow your instincts that should be a good start. If an offer is too good to be true, it probably is “too good to be true”. Even we at VintageCaliber have to invest a lot of time in research and testing to guarantee the watches we are dealing are authentic, and this is our main job!

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“5.000 Euro for this watch? I have seen it on eBay for half!” A little insight to pricing in the Vintage Luxury Market.

October 10, 2018 0 Comments

As a Watch Dealer we get at least 200 % margin on every watch, right? Wrong!

For an outsider, it's not really obvious what goes into running a vintage watch dealership. This is probably the foundation of the common misconception watch dealers are facing sometimes. It may seem as if we are only buying watches, markup the price by 200 % and sell them immediately. That's absolutely not how the business works...

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What does vintage mean?

September 25, 2018 0 Comments

You are a vintage watch dealer? Cool. So what the hell does vintage mean?!

If we are asked, what we define as vintage watch we refer to the following points: It's a wristwatch, between 30 and 100 years old, fine, valuable and collectible.

That narrows it down a bit. But why would anyone would something so old and sometimes even fragile? We made our argument for why we love vintage watches already...

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Why we love vintage watches

September 18, 2018 0 Comments

We love vintage watches so much, we even had to publish it in the German Forbes July issue. But since we know not everybody is fluent in German, we want to take a minute to present our case for vintage watches again in English. So why actually?

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Raw View #6 - 1943 Doxa Military Tropical Dial

Raw View #6 - 1943 Doxa Military Tropical Dial

September 17, 2018 0 Comments

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Raw View #5 - 1969 New-Old-Stock Omega

Raw View #5 - 1969 New-Old-Stock Omega "Flower" Dial

August 14, 2018 0 Comments

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Raw View #4 - 1950 Croton

Raw View #4 - 1950 Croton "Clamshell" Case

July 30, 2018 0 Comments

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Is there a perfect office-watch?

Is there a perfect office-watch?

July 10, 2018 0 Comments

Our Simon Stern had the chance to sit down for an interview with the German platform consulting-life.de to talk about several topics related to vintage watches & consulting

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Is Vintage a Win?

Is Vintage a Win?

July 05, 2018 0 Comments

Our thoughts on why vintage watches are so attractive published in the July issue of the German Forbes magazine (Austria, Germany, Switzerland).

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Raw View #3 - 1938 Tissot 33.3 Monopusher

Raw View #3 - 1938 Tissot 33.3 Monopusher

June 18, 2018 0 Comments

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Raw View #2 - Rare Omega Ref.2169 Silver Dial

Raw View #2 - Rare Omega Ref.2169 Silver Dial

June 15, 2018 0 Comments

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Raw View #1 - Jumbo Omega

Raw View #1 - Jumbo Omega "Grasshopper" Lugs

June 12, 2018 0 Comments

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