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Cartier Crash Cartier
Crash
Patek Philippe Calatrava 2509 Patek Philippe
Calatrava
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Moon Phase 2497 Patek Philippe
Perpetual Calendar Moon Phase
Patek Philippe Amagnetic 3417 Patek Philippe
Amagnetic
Vacheron Constantin Dress Vacheron Constantin
Dress
Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Longines
Lindbergh Hour Angle
Omega Speedmaster Professional 145022 69 Omega
Speedmaster Professional
Universal Geneve Tri-Compax 222100-2 Universal Geneve
Tri-Compax
Movado Sub - Sea 206-705-502 Movado
Sub - Sea
Omega Ranchero 2990 1 Omega
Ranchero

Rolex Sports Models

Rolex GMT-Master 16750 Rolex GMT-Master
Ref 16750
Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Rolex Red Submariner
"Red" Submariner Ref 1680
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Rolex GMT-Master
GMT Master Ref 1675
Rolex Chocolate Cosmograph Daytona 6265 Rolex Chocolate Cosmograph Daytona
Rolex Daytona 6263 Rolex Daytona
Cosmograph Chronograph Ref 6263

Rolex Oyster Case Production Dates By Serial Number

28,000 1926 2,163,900 1967
30,430 1927 2,426,800 1968
32,960 1928 2,689,700 1969
35,390 1929 2,952,600 1970
37,820 1930 3,215,000 1971
40,250 1931 3,478,400 1972
42,680 1932 3,741,300 1973
45,000 1934 4,004,200 1974
63,000 1935 4,267,100 1975
81,000 1936 4,539,000 1976
99,000 1937 5,006,000 1977
117,000 1938 5,482,000 1978
135,000 1939 5,958,000 1979
164,600 1940 6,434,000 1980
194,200 1941 6,910,000 1981
223,800 1942 7,386,000 1982
253,400 1943 7,862,000 1983
283,000 1944 8,338,000 1984
348,000 1945 8,814,000 1985
413,200 1946 9,290,000 1986
478,300 1947 9,766,000 1987
543,400 1948 R000,000 1987 1/2
608,500 1949 L000,001 1989
673,600 1950 E000,001 1990 1/2
738,700 1951 X000,001 1991 3/4
803,800 1952 N000,001 1991 3/4
950,000 1953 C000,001 1992 1/4
999,999 1954 S000,001 1993 3/4
200,000 1955 W000,001 1995
400,000 1956 T000,001 1995 1/2
600,000 1957 U000,001 1997 1/2
800,000 1958 A000,001 1999
1,100,000 1959 P000,001 2000 1/2
1,402,000 1960 K000,001 2001 1/2
1,480,000 1961 Y000,001 2002 3/4
1,558,000 1962 F000,001 2003 3/4
1,636,000 1963 D000,001 2005 3/4
1,714,000 1964 Z000,001 2006 1/2
1,792,000 1965 M000,001 2007 1/2
1,871,000 1966 V000,001 2008 3/4

Get an Inside Look at our Studio

October 4th, 2013 - The good folks at Hodinkee recently stopped by our South Beach studio. Today they described what they found with this "mega photo report". Check it out and be sure to leave a comment! View article

Matthew's Watch Report

2012 Review

The major watch auction houses which includes Sotheby's Christie's, and Antiquorum sold over $200 million in the vintage and in pre-owned watches. According to Sam Hines from Christie's, their watch department broke a record in 2012 and sold over $126 million globally. The watch shows have had record attendance from both domestic and international dealers and trading was brisk during the entire year …Read more

Miami 2012 starts with a Bang...

MBAS-2012 The first major watch events of 2012 took place in Miami at the end of January at the IWJG and the Miami Beach Antique Show. There were many watch aficionados in town for both shows from all over the world. Both shows were very active and had record turn outs. Both modern and vintage watches sold at a rapid pace …Read more

Summer Watch Report 2011

Summer is officially over and on to the fall watch season which features many watch shows and major auctions that will start in late September. Typically the watch market slows down in the summer but this summer the steam kept rolling …Read more


Watch Auctions

Below are just some of the live watch auctions offered by Wirelug, our ebay division. Auctions are ending soon so be sure to place your bid before it's too late!


Matthew's Top Picks

Matthew Bain closely inspects a rare vintage watchMatthew Bain is a world reknown watch collector, dealer and authority on fine vintage and modern watches. Here are his top picks which he believes are cool, unique, and have potential to increase in value.

Gerald Genta Swiss Watch DesignerGerald Genta was one of the most important watch designers of the 20th century. He was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1931 and started his career at the age of 20 working with Universal Geneve. Most of the watch designers were never known in the old days but that was not the case with Genta. Gerald Genta was one of the first watch designers behind the scenes that was well known, and he eventually made his own watches and created his own brand …Read more


Vintage Cartier watches Perhaps no single jewelry or watch brand evokes more glamour, design innovation and noble ties than Cartier. Founded in Paris in 1847, the firm immediately set a high standard for style and luxury creating magnificent jewelry for some of the world's most high-profile clients …Read more


Dato-Compax watchesWhen I hear the term Dato-Compax my first thoughts are a Rolex 1950's reference 6036 triple date calendar chronograph watch. This is the nickname of one of the most sought-after complicated Rolex watches. The Rolex Dato-Compax is quite rare and to find a nice example in today's market it would cost north of $100,000 …Read more


Vintage Longines chronographsThe vintage Longines chronographs from the 1930s to the 1960s are highly sought-after and have exceptional quality. Unlike most watch manufactures from the time period, Longines made their own in-house movement instead of contracting an outside company …Read more


Patek Philippe watch ref #96When I started collecting vintage watches back in the late 1980s there were a lot less brands to collect especially with modern watches. On the vintage side it was Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, and Rolex …Read more