Who we are

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.

How we work

We conduct our business following these strict guidelines:

  • Every watch must be flawless. All our timepieces must be in perfect mint condition, both aesthetically and technically. We will not offer you anything that is not perfect or that requires a further investment to bring it up to standard.
  • Fairness is the key. We always provide a precise description in our listings. We make sure that we describe the watch accurately, so you will always know if the watch is new-old-stock, mint with some normal wear or restored, as well as whether the dial is original or repainted, and whether the original integrity of the watch has been compromised by the use of spare parts. We never cheat and we never play on words to deceive you.
  • Our customer service doesn’t stop with a sale. We have total confidence in all the work we do and in all the watches we sell. That is why we provide a free one-year warranty on every watch we offer for sale.
  • Every client is special. Every client is the most important person to us. We are always open and friendly in all our dealings, as well as being as flexible as possible, so we can find a mutually acceptable deal. We always treat every client as our best friend.
  • We’re easy to contact. We always communicate with you as if we’re just around the corner. Distance doesn’t matter; we’ll always do our best to be contactable 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We answer all emails within 30 minutes.
  • We conduct our business legally and ethically. We only sell watches through our formal sales channels. We only accept payments to the accounts of our legal entities and we always provide you with an official certified invoice and warranty. We are responsible!
  • We trade worldwide, literally. We can arrange shipping to 99% of locations, all over the world.
                FAQ - Size guide

                Vintage Watches

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                Precision of Vintage Watches

                Terms & Conditions

                Measuring a watch

                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:

                Lug-to-lug width

                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.

                Lug width

                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.