The vintage watch market has been growing exponentially year on year for the past decade. With that growth, more and
more outlets have entered the market and now a quick Google of your desired model will more often than not bring up
a plethora of options for sale from a wide range of sources.
But how do you know that you’re buying the right quality? Well, unless you know and trust the source in truth, unless
you know exactly what you’re buying, it can be a gamble. Buying a vintage watch can be fraught with all kinds of
issues relating to condition and authenticity.
Although it has maybe become something of a cliché, how many times have you heard the phrase buy the seller? When
buying vintage watches it is important to buy with total confidence and peace of mind and to that The Rake is now
partnering with two of the world’s leading vintage watch dealers to offer you a beautiful selection of vintage
So, what will we offer? Simply, the finest examples of some of the most timeless, collectible and often exciting
watches that can be sourced. And not everything will be hugely expensive. In line with the times, we will offer
watches for all budgets.
Watches can be stunning quality and incredibly rare but also very accessibly priced as we will be demonstrating with
our first drop that includes a selection of rare and interesting mid-20th century dress watches from brands that are
familiar and some examples that are lesser known.
How about a new-old-stock Certina steel watch with silver and black dial with painted Arabic numerals? Or a
rectangular Doxa with salmon dial and relief print Roman numerals in essentially new condition might be just the
And if you’re looking for something a little more iconic, we have some classic Tudor Oysters with wonderful dials,
such as this legendary Datejust reference 1601 with linen dial. We also have an early Breitling 806 aviator’s
chronograph and a funky 70s orange hand Omega Seamaster. See, we told you we had something for everyone!
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