We are an international team of horological experts based in Munich and Budapest. With over 25 years’ experience, we have an unsurpassed knowledge of the world of vintage watches and we know exactly what watch enthusiasts all over the world are searching for. Being fervent watch collectors and enthusiasts ourselves, we welcome the opportunity to share our expertise and knowledge, and to provide our unique professional service to other watch collectors.
Our mission is to develop the culture of collecting vintage watches, to explain the financial benefits and other advantages of vintage watches, to promote the aesthetics of vintage horology, and to run a business in which fairness and quality are paramount, providing our clients with unbeatable security and peace of mind.
Every single timepiece we offer has gone through a multistage process of precise, careful restoration and maintenance. All our watches have been adjusted and are fully functional. We are proud of the quality and condition of our timepieces – that is why we offer a one-year technical warranty on every one.
Our guiding principle is fairness and transparency in a world in which most vintage watch trading is far from being either transparent or friendly. Our ultimate mission is to offer you guidance and advice and to be 100% fair with you. We are constantly improving our services and we work hard to reach a truly unbeatable level of customer support.
We conduct our business following these strict guidelines:
It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.
In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width.
Diameter without crown
It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:
This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.
This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.