This week we are all about the color accents that make a watch special – whether it’s on the bezel, the dial, or even the date window. Each of our selections, including (but by no means limited to) a 1964 Omega Speedmaster reference 105.003, a 1958 Tudor Oyster Prince Date reference 7944, and a Zenith Super Sub Sea reference A3736 from the 1960s, have a little dash of color that takes the watch as a whole to another level. Keep reading for full details.
DON. Dot-Diagonal-Seventy. Straight lugs. No crown guards. No “Professional.” Caliber 321. Born in 1964. These words might make little to no sense out of context, but when we’re talking collectible watches, they are pretty impressive. This is among the most desired and rare of vintage Speedmasters, and we are privileged to be able to offer it in the Shop. Add to that a beautifully aged blue bezel and likely original bracelet, and it’s the stuff of (very specific) dreams.
1958 Tudor Oyster Prince Date 34 Reference 7944
This particular Tudor makes an incredible argument for the value of vintage watches. It has all of the charm that should come along with a vintage purchase: an honest case, beautifully aged luminous material, numerals that harken to days past. But it also has the solidly built case and gorgeous dial of a modern piece. The smooth bezel, perfect proportions, and roulette date wheel, however, make such a watch absolutely timeless.
1960s Zenith Super Sub Sea Reference A3736
We’ve already called the Zenith Super Sub Sea a fantastic summer watch, and this example does not beg to differ. The stainless steel square case looks awesome and super funky on the wrist, while the oversized arrow minute hand stands out – in a good way. The orange handset complements the sunburst grey dial and nicely aged luminous material perfectly, and we love the compressor design.
The Full Set
We also have a 1960s Alpha diving watch, a 1970s Longines Conquest in rose gold, a 1960s Lemania monopusher chronograph for the British Royal Navy, a 1990s Auricoste Spirotechnique, and a 1960s Wittnauer Genève Professional Chronograph reference 7004A