Usually, when something originally white in color fades to a yellow hue it’s not seen as a good thing. However, when it comes to iconic vintage watches, that is what you want! There are many reasons for this, but the major one is value. Timepiece collectors seek out watches that are unique and authentic. These characteristics can make certain pieces for thousands more than ones still fresh in their untouched box.
Because of this and the scarcity of perfect condition vintage watches with these qualities, many watchmakers have chosen to make entirely new ones with the vintage yellow hue already “baked” in. These types of watches are easy ways to show off a vintage look without having to dive too far deep into the exclusive and expensive world of collectors watches.
Panerai Radiomir California Watch
The name of these pieces refer to the style of the dial, which is composed of half Arabic numerals and half Roman ones, rather than the Golden State. This reissued watch has undergone special aged treatments to give it a clear vintage look. Complementing the vintage look of the case is a domed sapphire crystal.
Spinnaker Fleuss Watch
Inspired by all things water, this sailing timepiece is about as salty as they get ( In a good way). It features a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens, and is nestled in a vintage inspired lumed bezel.
Unimatic U1-ML6 watch
Inspired by the revered dive watches of the 1950s, this new one achieves the same look using Super-Luminova, while not requiring you to accessorize with a lead vest.
Longines Heritage Skin Diver watch
Mid Century steel dive watches are timeless, tough, and go with almost every outfit for every occasion. This piece from Longines combines the original beauty of their iconic predecessors with its cutting-edge watchmaking technology.