Swiss Watch Trader is an independent watch dealer specialising in the very best vintage watches for sale in the UK and online. We have been buying and selling the very best vintage watches including vintage Rolex since 2010 and offer our customers a safe and secure national delivery service for all vintage watches purchased on our online shop. Our current range of vintage watches for sale include the Rolex Submariner 5513, Rolex GMT Master 1675 and Omega Seamaster. We have decided that any watch prior to 1999 which is fitted with a tritium dial will be defined as a vintage watch.
We specialise in selling only the very best vintage Rolex watches including the iconic Rolex Daytona, Rolex Submariner and Rolex GMT Master II. Purchase your dream vintage Rolex watch online and we will delivery direct to your door. We offer free UK delivery via Royal Mail Special Delivery and all our vintage Rolex watches will include a 12 month warranty. Please read below for details on how to view and buy any of our vintage Rolex watches.
We have a large selection of vintage watches for sale on our online shop. At Swiss Watch Trader we specialise in only the most iconic vintage watches, including the Rolex Submariner, Omega Speedmaster and Omega Seamaster. All of the vintage watches under our possession are thoroughly examined for quality before shipping and will include a 12 month warranty. Buying your next vintage watch online with Swiss Watch Trader couldn't be easier or safer. You can purchase your next vintage watch directly from this website using your debit or credit card or PayPal account.
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If you’re located in Hampshire or the surrounding areas and nervous about the prospect of buying a vintage watch without at least seeing it first then you’re in luck. Our main office is located in Whiteley, Fareham and in-person viewings are available for all our vintage watches. Please note that viewing of our watches is strictly by appointment only, we do not offer a walk in service - please get in contact to book an appointment. If you’re from further afield or can’t get to our offices then don’t worry, we will cover all the postage costs.
We are proud to be able to offer our customers the option of purchasing their next vintage watch with low rate finance. Buy your next Rolex or Omega with just a 10% deposit and spread the payments over 24, 36 or even 48 months. We also offer a 0% APR option over 12 months on all vintage watches for sale. Finance is subject to status and provided by our external partner, Klarna - previously Close Brothers. Applicants must be 18 or older, in regular employment and have been a UK resident for more than 3 years, other terms and conditions apply.
Buying a vintage Rolex or Omega watch has many benefits. Firstly, Rolex watches are built with quality in mind and are built to last. Most vintage watches are powered by simple automatic movements which require infrequent servicing. At Swiss Watch Trader we offer a 12 month warranty on all our vintage watches. You may also have noticed that many of our vintage watches have been recently serviced by and will include the balance of the 24 month manufacturers warranty.
Also, opting to buy a vintage watch rather than brand new is ideal for those looking towards future prices. Generally speaking a vintage Rolex or Omega watch will hold its value and depending on the model, will have the potential for huge return on investment. Vintage watches such as the Rolex GMT Master 1675 have seen a dramatic rise in value over the past few years.
How much is a vintage watch?
Vintage watches range is price from a few hundred pounds to hundreds of thousands, if not millions. As an example a vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 from the mid 1980's can be purchased for around £12,500 but this price will rise as the age increases with early gilt examples selling for more than £30,000.
You should expect to pay a premium for an all original watch with inner and outer boxes, warranty certificate, both hang tags and both manuals. Recently serviced or new old stock watches will be the most expensive examples of a particular model you will find - but these will also increase in value the most.
Is a vintage Rolex more prestigious than Omega?
Both Omega and Rolex are highly prestigious timepiece makers; between them they dominate the Swiss watch market. Whether you choose Omega or Rolex, you can rest assured that you’rechoosing a high-quality, reliable watch.
While the two brands have their advantages and disadvantages, both Rolex and Omega watches for men are built with quality in mind, so investing in them means you can rest assured that theywill last for years to come.
We stock a range of vintage Omega and Rolex watches, all in top condition. Our vintage Rolex watch collection includes the Rolex Submariner and Rolex Daytona models.
Are all old watches valuable?
If vintage, Rolex watches kept in good condition, can be worth very large amounts of money if sold properly and at the right time.
For example, a vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Milsub Watch (which is one of the most highly sought-after models) from the 1960’s-70’s can fetch anywhere up to £140,000 at auction today.
If you are a collector and you’d like to view any of our vintage Rolex watches before you make your purchase, we offer in-person viewing appointments at our main office in Whiteley, Hampshire. These are by appointment only; contact us to arrange a viewing appointment now.
Do all vintage watches hold their value? Are they an investment?
Generally speaking, most vintage Rolex watches, especially those in stainless steel will increase in value year after year. Certain models such as the stainless steel Rolex Zenith Daytona have become hugely collectable and value in recent years.
If you are a Swiss Watch collector, and you want to keep hold of your vintage Rolex watch for a number of years in hopes of auctioning it, you are advised to keep your watch in its case and store in a temperature-regulated area that’s away from moisture.
Many of our Swiss watches have been bought by collectors and antique dealers over the years. We are proud to hold a range of mint condition vintage Rolex watches in our UK office, including the Rolex Submariner and the Rolex Explorer.
What is the best vintage to buy?
There are many varieties of men’s Rolex watches that have been designed and produced over the years. Rolex has appeared on many Hollywood wrists -- including Steve McQueen and Paul Newman -- and has also been a huge motif in the classic Bond franchise.
Because of this, good-quality vintage Rolex watches can fetch a fair amount at auction, depending on the model, era and the level of care that has been taken to preserve their original condition.
In terms of the Rolex Submariner, second hand models that have the most value and are therefore the best to buy for collectors are 5513's, while the best vintage Rolex Daytona to buy would be the 116520 with white dial.
What is the cheapest vintage watch?
Generally speaking the cheapest pre owned Rolex watches available will be the less popular and older models such as the Rolex Oyster Precision. Nice examples of a vintage Rolex Oyster Precision can be purchased from around £2000. You can find cheaper watches but they and they won't include their original boxes and papers or even original bracelets.
The cheapest Rolex Submariner currently for sale in the UK on Chrono24 is priced at £6250. Once again, this is watch only. The cheapest full set Rolex Submariner 16610 is £8150.
Swiss Watch Trader stocks a range of affordable options for people who want to buy pre-owned Rolex watches without worrying about the price tag.
For example, we offer a range of finance options, which allow you to spread the costs of your chosen watch. You can either choose to place a 10% deposit on the second hand Rolex watch of your choice, and spread the payments over 24, 36 or 48 months.
If you prefer, we also offer a 0% APR option over 12 months on all Rolex watches for sale for those who want to buy a used Rolex watch using credit. Our finance option is subject to status and provided by Klarna.