We are working hard to develop our business in accordance with our core principles of fairness and to make the extensively growing market of collectibles sounder and more transparent. In order to meet the growing demands of the market in terms of supply, expertize, and watch-related services, we are opened to cooperation with private investors. We offer high rates, flexible terms, and maximum security for our investors.
Today's vintage watch market still offers various opportunities either for a very conservative or an aggressive investment in collectible watches. Depending on your needs and expectations, we will be happy to consult you and to offer complete assistance in the process of hunt, evaluation, purchasing, maintaining and then selling your investment-grade pieces.
We offer a unique service either for watch aficionados and for the owners of investment collections - full collection management. What we do:
Our collection management service will help you to keep everything structured and up to date.
If you have further questions you can always contact us. We will be happy to assist!
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.