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Genuine Classic Timepieces

To identify the real timepiece from its replica, it is important to pay attention on some specific features of watches. Fake watches do not have features of a helium escape valve, transparent case back that does not easily break, and engraved serial numbers.

Fake watches are made in substandard materials and do not last long. It may have the same attributes of the original but their features are not working as accurately and efficiently. For example, a replica may also have a sub-dial feature but is not really working as a stopwatch.

Some fake watches are obvious with their fancy color combinations not seen in genuine watches. The texture of the bezel is also incomparable to that of a genuine watch. The clasps of the bracelet have less complicated mechanisms. And of course, most often, fake watches are not really water resistant even if it’s indicated so.

Here are some genuine timepieces to get you started.
Omega Seamaster Automatic
Omega Seamaster Automatic
It was released last 2007 aligned to the James Bond movie. Its special feature comes with steel case/bracelet, blue colored dial and bezel, date display, luminous markers, sapphire crystal, helium escapement valve, up to 300 meters water resistant, and an automatic chronometer movement.

Omega Seamaster Quartz
It is also James Bond inspired. It comes with steel case and bracelet, blue dial and bezel, luminous hour markers/hands, scratch resistant sapphire glass, quartz movement, helium escape valve, 300m water resistant.

Omega Chronograph
Features a chronograph function, steel type case and bracelet, silver colored dial, hour markers and hands, sapphire glass, up to 100 meters water resistant, and COSC certified chronometer movement.

Omega Speedmaster Moonphase
It comes in a stainless bracelet and casing, black bezel and dial, date display, moon phase indicators, luminous hand and hour markers, 30 meters water resistant, sapphire glass, and 48-hour power reserved.

Omega Planet Ocean
The product features co-axial movement, stainless steel for both bracelet and casing, aluminum black bezel, black dial with luminous hour markers and hands, date displays at 3 o’clock position, slightly domed sapphire glass, and helium escape valve at 10 o’clock position.

Omega De-Ville Prestige
Its special feature includes 18-carat yellow gold case with brown leather strap, white dial, yellow gold hour markers and hands, 100 meters water resistant, quartz movement, and sapphire glass.

Cartier Tank Americane
It has 18-carat gold casing, brown crocodile strap, silver dial with black color Roman numeral hands and hour markers, quartz movement and sapphire glass.

Cartier Roadster GMTXL
This features stainless steel bracelet, brown calfskin strap with folding buckle, silver dial with large Roman numerals, luminous hour markers, and hands, with magnified date at 3 o’clock, glass sapphire, and 100 meters water resistant.

Cartier Tank Francaise
Special features include 18-carat gold and stainless bracelet and case, white dial with black Roman numerals, blue hour markers, sapphire glass, date display, and automatic movement.

IWC Pilots Chronograph
This watch features satin/brushed case with inner soft iron case, black dial with Arabic numerals, luminous hands and hour markers, comes with black crocodile strap, day/date displays at 3 o’clock position, and 40-hour power reserve.


IWC Aquatimer Chrono Automatic
This watch features day/date windows, stop watch, unidirectional rotating bezel, luminous white color hour markers and hands, with 44-hour power reserve.

IWC Spitfire Mark XVI
It comes a satin/brushed finished casing, silver dial with embossed Arabic numeral hour markers, luminous 4 index hour marker and hands, easily sized bracelet, and 40-hour approximate power reserve.

Breitling Navitimer
It comes with stainless steel casing and bracelet, black color dial and silver color sub-dials, automatic movement and chronograph functions.

Breitling Super Avenger
This watch comes in a steel case and bracelet, white dial/sub-dials, silver Roman numerals print, chronograph function, sapphire glass, automatic movement, 300 meters water resistant.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
This watch has both stainless steel and 18 karat yellow gold bracelet and case, combination of black dial and gold hour markers and hands, up to 100m water resistant, glass sapphire and automatic movement.

Rolex Submariner
This watch features 40mm stainless case with green bezel, black dial with luminous hands and hour markers, flip-lock bracelet, sapphire glass, water resistance to 300m, automatic movement.

Rolex Seadweller
It comes with flip-lock stainless steel bracelet, steel case, both black dial and bezel, sapphire glass, water resistance to 300m, and chronometer automatic movement.

Classic Watches

Classic Watches As an Investment

Watches have been developed many centuries ago. These pieces started only as sundials and later on improved its designs with time. Modern watches are usually worn on the wrist which consists of a bracelet or strap made of leather, metal, alloy or rubber. It also features other useful functions including the date.

There are many types of watches such as digital, mechanical and kinetic. There are also specially designed watches for specific purposes such as for divers, air force and the military. Such specialized pieces consist of added features depending on its purpose and design.

Classic Watches

Digital watches are battery operated and are the most accurate types. Some watches are solar powered, or powered by the movement of the user. Many manufacturers have developed modern watches which consist of small electronic chips and have many features compared to other types of watches.

Classic watches are the most valued type because of its workmanship and design rather than its main function of time keeping. These expensive watches consist of mechanical parts and runs through the power produced by its spring parts. Some of these contain expensive gems. Others are gold plated.

Vintage watches are mostly collected by men because majority of these bear masculine designs. Watches for women are only introduced lately. Besides being a collector’s item, classic watches make perfect gifts which will surely be cherished because its value.

Classic watches not only functions as a timekeeping device but sometimes serve as a symbol of the status of a person’s prestige in the society due to its expensive price. Many of the elite class are number one watch collectors.

Classic watches are considered as a beautiful piece of treasure. However, the authentic pieces are very expensive that it brought rise to many fake counterparts. Fake classic pieces are being sold much cheaper while it copies the image or real watches.

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Collecting classic watches involves a lot of money and is a good investment and needs to be secured and protected. It is important to check the authenticity of the classic watch before purchasing.

There are few things to consider in examining if a timepiece is genuine or fake. The popularity and the condition of the vintage watch is one of the important factors to consider. The history and how many years the watch has existed also increase the value. The condition of the classic watch should also be considered. Some timepieces no longer function properly but are still valued just the same.

As a general rule, a watch can be classified as vintage when it is very rare, limited and exceptional. They can also be classified according to their age. Some of the vintage watches which have been desired and collected by watch collectors include the Gruen Curvex, Cartier Panthere, Rolex Daytona, Vacheron Constantin and Rolex Zephyr.

The hobby of collecting classic watches is rewarding considering that these items are ideal as investments. You can also consider collecting classic watches not in perfect condition and have it fixed to regain its appeal. Some collectors buy malfunctioning pieces, repair and resell them.

Other vintage timepieces are pocket watches. Pocket watches have a high value because these are old designs no longer common nowadays. Pocket watches existed even before wristwatches became a fad. The rarity of this design increases its monetary value.

Most watch collectors do not wear their collections in order to protect it. They usually put it on display and enjoy the privilege of having the rarest watch in their possession.

Among the companies which have created classic watches are Omega, Hamilton, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Rolex, and Vacheron Constantin, to name a few.