December 02, 2016

Just as home phones & PDAs raised their white flag in surrender to the smart phone, classic time pieces have also been left by the way–side as our phones & "smart" watches take on the task of time-keeper (and just about everything else).  Hell, even I was guilty, once staring at my vintage '52 Omega as I darted out the door, relying on my own smart phone to do the time-telling; the same phone that at around lunch-time was already running low on juice potentially defeating it’s purpose to reliably tell time during the latter half of the day. So sure, a vintage watch can't take photos on Christmas morning, but there's something unmistakably cool about a great old time-piece making it a perfect addition to our first-ever gift guide -- and you can always rely on it once your iPhone battery drops to 1%.

Despite my previous transgressions, and when I did wear my watch, I’d always feel a tad more civilized —  avoiding completely the clumsy fishing through pockets to find the phone & instead a confident, deft flick of the wrist & the time is told. The conclusion?  The watch goes with me.  Everywhere.  So, naturally we love a good vintage time-piece, suggesting some romantic notion that the watch strapped to your wrist was passed down to your father — and upon some significant personal milestone, passed down to you or perhaps purchased after you finally landed that promotion at work.

IMG_1001-11aEither way, a classic watch has, and will always, make an enviable gift no matter the occasion -- and yes, we get it.  Vintage watches can set you back a grip.  So not fortunate enough to have earned your grandfather’s beloved Submariner — and a few thousand away from buying your own or better yet, a gift for someone else.

We’re fans of Cool Vintage Watches.  Granted, the site boasts a huge selection of timepieces that cost more than any car that most of us will ever own, they’ve also got an impressive selection of watches, all under $350 — and with a over a decade of dealing in some of the rarest time pieces online behind them & a six-month guarantee, it makes for some pretty fail-proof holidays shopping.  Among our top picks comes in the guise of a Mido Multifort automatic.  A near steal at $195 (on sale from $265), you might even have enough cash left-over to treat yourself.  We're thinking this Zodiac 24-hour Aerospace at $340 fits the bill quite nicely & depending on your holiday bonus, you may even have enough change to order your friends a round when you’re ready to introduce them to your new-found civility.  Whether gifting to impress, rounding out your own collection or merely passing time until the new season of House of Cards comes back to Netflix, the site is worth a look.

 





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