Topic: Vintage Watches

From roughly 1957 to 1965, a flaw in the manufacturing process of black dials used on the Omega Speedmaster Professional line of watches resulted in the occasional fading of the dial to a shade of brown, sometimes described as “tropical brown” or “chocolate.” Long sought…
Omega Speedmaster ‘Tropical’ Brown Dial Vintage Watch Explained

I’d like to introduce my new watch to you all. I call it the Rpaige Wrocket “Barrage,” and it’s my first foray into military watch design. When I created my own line of watches using American antique and vintage pocket watch movements, I knew that…
Rpaige Wrocket Barrage Watch With California Dial & Vintage American Movement

A few days before Christmas 2014, aBlogtoWatch invited a group of Los Angeles watch lovers to visit the Beverly Center Omega watch boutique and then to Jackmond, a special store in Los Angeles started by Jack Khorsandi and dedicated to displaying, servicing, collecting, buying, and…
Omega Crawl With aBlogtoWatch Was Fun With Watches Across Time

What is the Joseph Iten Breitling collection? It is/was a collection of about 1,500 NOS (new old stock) Breitling watches that were produced in the 1970s and "held in a bank vault" before the company was saved from forever closing down after being sold. Mr.…
58 New Old Stock Breitling Watches “Last Of The Joseph Iten Collection” On eBay For $125,000

As a holiday treat to aBlogtoWatch audience members in Los Angeles, California, we invite the first people who can RSVP to join us and Omega on December 20th for an "Omega crawl," and dinner in Beverly Hills. Space is limited to under 20 people so…
aBlogtoWatch EVENT: Celebrate Modern & Vintage Omega Watches In Los Angeles December 20, 2014

"Fantastic!" Jack Khorsandi says that word so often, you'd think it was his middle name. The always "up" Khorsandi, in fact, has many things to be happy about - hundreds of them. Literally hundreds. And most of them have a certain distinctively horseshoe-like letter…
Jack Khorsandi’s Jackpot: Exploring Vintage Omega Watches At Los Angeles’ Jackmond

We often hear about the death of brick and mortar retailing and the challenges traditional seller face with "going online." In the case of WatchesToBuy.com, the reverse has occurred, and Derek Dier now has a literal brick and mortar store in Canadian city of London,…
Buying Watches In London, Ontario, Canada: WatchesToBuy.com

Welcome back to an original aBlogtoWatch feature, "My First Grail Watch." In this series, we ask prominent people in the watch industry about the first timepiece that they lusted after. Today, we're speaking with one of our own, James Lamdin. Along with writing about watches,…
My First Grail Watch: James Lamdin Of aBlogtoWatch (And analog/shift)

Abraham-Louis Breguet is regarded as one of the greatest watchmakers of all time – and not just when it comes to the opinion of watch enthusiasts, collectors or journalists, but also in the eyes of some of the most successful watchmakers and designers of today.…
Historic Breguet No. 3519, 4111 Pocket Watches & No. 2655 Carriage Clock Hands-On