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Vintage Watches

GWS are delighted to launch our new hand selected vintage watch collection, bringing you some of the finest classic vintage watches spanning decades of excellence in Swiss watchmaking history. Due to our exclusive position as one of the most trusted names in the industry, our extensive list of contacts, and our central London location we've been working hard on delivering a new collection of something close to our heart. Combining the knowledge and buying power of some of the most experienced watch dealers in the UK has enabled us to create a blended collection of vintage watches that we are delighted to be able to bring to the market, and exclusively for the first time online. The collection is dominated by some of the rarest, and most prestigious iconic vintage Rolex watches, but includes individual pieces from the luxury watchmaking powerhouses of Patek Philippe, Omgea, Vacheron & Constantin and many more.

Part of the appeal of classic vintage watches is the thought of the story that comes as part of the provenance. With Vintage Rolex watches in particular being designed as tool watches, that served a purpose often beyond simple timekeeping. We've often been party to the back story of a vintage timepiece, be it with a military, commercial, or just for pleasurable adventures. When you consider that he GMT-Master was designed to aid travel across multiple timezones, the Explorer to support the great mountaineers, and the Submariner supporting journeys to the ocean depths, it's no wonder that each individual vintage watch, is also the purveyor of an exciting exploit of the past. Whether bought to wear, or to keep safe for future generations a simple glance at a vintage watch can help you lose yourself in a moment of wonder of historical journey your timepiece has taken.

As well as the enjoyment of owning and wearing a vintage watch, ownership also brings the benefit of lasting value. Generally, over time, it is expected that vintage watches will increase in value making the initial purchase an investment for years to come. Trends in fashion come and go but there is always a fine eye tuned back to the vintage styles of watchmaking, and as the numbers of these individual pieces are only decreasing, value tends to rise even further. Whether buying as a great timepiece for yourself, or as a heirloom to keep safe for future generations, at GWS we're proud to be able to offer a varied range of some of the finest classic vintage watches currently available on the market.

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