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what is the 'second' generation of watch collecting about?

  1. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Mar 8, 2016

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    Hey gang,

    So, wonderful vintage one owner watches of all sorts are fast drying up. Collectors are holding and dealers are charging through the nose for certain references.

    Is this a tectonic shift in the general watch collecting biosphere?

    What happens next? Does interest spread to lesser known vintage brands? Does the definition of vintage move up (so 80's watches become hot for example)?

    Maybe this isn't the second gen, maybe the third gen? As interest shifted from pre-war to mid century watches once pre-wars started to thin out?

    Is this a pattern, and if so, what has come before?

    Curious to hear what you guys think.
     
  2. KstateSkier

    KstateSkier Mar 8, 2016

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    Maybe we could all start collecting Fossil watches... ::puke::
     
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  3. Ray916MN

    Ray916MN Mar 8, 2016

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    Bubble ....
     
  4. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Mar 8, 2016

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    Funny... this is one I bought about 20 years ago. A one owner Fossil Signature.

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  5. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Mar 8, 2016

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    I don't mean about prices, I mean about availability.
     
  6. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 8, 2016

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    I don't think the well is anywhere near dry at the moment, particularly as a lot of the best 60s 70s and 80s watches can still be with their owners. Omega made 10s of millions of watches in that sought after late 40s through to 70s era, and there are brands like Longines that are still largely untapped.
     
  7. Perseus

    Perseus Mar 8, 2016

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    That's my guess. Many of the popular vintage brands are IMO very, very expensive.
     
  8. ISAKOFF

    ISAKOFF Mar 8, 2016

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    I think we've already seen lesser known vintage brands go for a premium, I think over a certain dollar amount, people will always look for certain things
     
  9. dragoman

    dragoman Mar 8, 2016

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    In a not so distant future, we may regret not having bought one of these while they were cheap

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  10. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 8, 2016

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    I'm going to cash in on my 1970 Sears Tradition quartz :thumbsup:
     
  11. kleungsf

    kleungsf Mar 8, 2016

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    This just screams Six Million Dollar Man TV show to me [emoji38]
     
  12. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Mar 8, 2016

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    I think you're right.
    I saw the way things were going with my usual vintage choices so I decided to get in early and start collecting these while they're still under the radar.

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    <Don't panic, just joking. These were found in a junk box from a watchmaker's estate. All dead and now are living again.>

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