VINTAGE WATCHES AND VINTAGE JEWELLERY
We love to buy and sell Vintage Watches and Vintage Jewellery and we have been doing so since 1820. We are one of the UKs longest established family jewellers and are now approaching 200 years in business. You can be sure that you are dealing with an established reputable business and we offer a no quibble refund if not happy. So please browse our site and if you have any questions, then please get in touch.
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Rolex SubmarinerTESTED LIKE NEVER BEFORE
First launched in 1953 the Rolex Submariner is the iconic watch range from one of the world’s finest watch houses. The model was first launched for the purposes of deep sea diving, and when it was launched at the 1954 Swiss Watch Fair it was an instant hit with those concerned with the sea. Known for it’s resistance to water, 980 feet, or 300 metres is now the usual depth that this watch can reach without harm, although the early models were resistant to water to a depth of 200 metres. Read More
Vintage Rolex Watches
The Rolex Watch company was founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf. In 1910, Rolex became the first company ever to receive the chronometer certificate. The watches initially were prone to letting in dust and humidity and the firm worked hard to improve the strength of their timepieces. In 1926, it immersed a watch in water for three weeks to see if they could really produce a water proof watch and to prove their point, Mercedes Glietze swam the English Channel wearing a Rolex watch. The company had actually found a solution to making a watch water tight by inventing a screw down crown (button) . It was the start of Rolex becoming known for the production of watches to unheard of depths in water.