SOTVC (State of the Vintage Collection)

Recently, as some of you have noticed, I have been on a bit of a vintage collecting kick and have acquired a number of nice vintage watches. I started with vintage digital, but have moved to vintage analog and have put together this small collection of vintage watches. From the left, 1965 Bulova Caravelle, WWII era Bulova military watch, 1966 Bulova Clipper, 1961 Hamilton Accumatic, 19?? Longines ???, and 1966 Timex Marlin. I just added the Longines and am still working on identifying it. I think it is a 6263 35mm Small Seconds, but I am not positive about that and I am still working on the exact year. I believe it is from the late 1950s-early 1960s, but I am not sure. Here is a picture of the movement.

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None of the numbers on the case back are at all legible. Any assistance identifying this Longines would be appreciated.

I can find manual wind Longines with that dial in gold from 1953. I can't find the automatic in stainless. I would put it around 1953.

Edit: I think that it is a Longines 22AS movement. The 22AS was the center seconds variant of the 22A which was introduced in 1945.

Aurelian

I can find manual wind Longines with that dial in gold from 1953. I can't find the automatic in stainless. I would put it around 1953.

Edit: I think that it is a Longines 22AS movement. The 22AS was the center seconds variant of the 22A which was introduced in 1945.

Probably right with the 22A. The only other candidate is the 19A but the mix of materials indicates the former.

It is a 6263 Small Seconds from 1953 as near as I can determine. Thanks to @Aurelian for the initial identification and @chronotriggered for confirmation.

Well, I am really enjoying my vintage journey and look forward to continuing to learn about and purchase vintage watches. Consider me a convert to the joys of collecting vintage watches, @WatchYourIntruder. 馃榿

Those are very nice vintage collection you have there. what was the hardest part about picking these watches? I heard picking vintage a big risk they might look nice but sometimes they might not work.

ChadDipps

Those are very nice vintage collection you have there. what was the hardest part about picking these watches? I heard picking vintage a big risk they might look nice but sometimes they might not work.

Vintage is a volume game. I have ten that don't work, or don't work well, and many times that that do.

Aurelian

Vintage is a volume game. I have ten that don't work, or don't work well, and many times that that do.

Yeah because I heard some is like rolling the dice. Really I'm interested in one vintage time piece that would be the the bulova accutron like this one. I'm taking my time no rush, wish swatch would make a face style similar to that but it nice. A remembered my uncle had one way back. I was impressed on the looks.

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ChadDipps

Yeah because I heard some is like rolling the dice. Really I'm interested in one vintage time piece that would be the the bulova accutron like this one. I'm taking my time no rush, wish swatch would make a face style similar to that but it nice. A remembered my uncle had one way back. I was impressed on the looks.

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They made a lot of them. So, take your time and get one in the condition that you want. Check out @chronotriggered 's vintage guide. Most of that translates to pre-quartz battery vintage watches.

Aurelian

Vintage is a volume game. I have ten that don't work, or don't work well, and many times that that do.

Yeah, I have a few in a drawer myself that don't work and need servicing.

ChadDipps

Those are very nice vintage collection you have there. what was the hardest part about picking these watches? I heard picking vintage a big risk they might look nice but sometimes they might not work.

I have purchased a few that don't work. As @Aurelian pointed out, it is just part of the vintage market. I do try to look at a seller's rating and read comments, and I avoid any $30 vintage watches from sellers from Mumbai or other places in India. 馃榿

DigitalDivider

It is a 6263 Small Seconds from 1953 as near as I can determine. Thanks to @Aurelian for the initial identification and @chronotriggered for confirmation.

Well, I am really enjoying my vintage journey and look forward to continuing to learn about and purchase vintage watches. Consider me a convert to the joys of collecting vintage watches, @WatchYourIntruder. 馃榿

Welcome on board馃帀

ChadDipps

Yeah because I heard some is like rolling the dice. Really I'm interested in one vintage time piece that would be the the bulova accutron like this one. I'm taking my time no rush, wish swatch would make a face style similar to that but it nice. A remembered my uncle had one way back. I was impressed on the looks.

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Yes, I am always on the lookout for the Spaceview I will add to my collection, but the market for vintage Spaceview watches really seems to be a minefield. 馃榿

DigitalDivider

Yes, I am always on the lookout for the Spaceview I will add to my collection, but the market for vintage Spaceview watches really seems to be a minefield. 馃榿

I'm sure you have a better chance since you have more vintage experience. I might as well stare space view display.

We'll see. I feel more like I have been getting lucky than I am developing any kind of skill. 馃ぃ