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Antiques Roadshow Unearths Rolex Submariner Comex

In an episode of Antiques Roadshow first aired Jan 2019, a retired diver brought in a couple of his old watches. But they weren’t just any old watches…The valuer, Richard Price, could hardly hold back his enthusiasm to be holding not just one, but two Rolex Submariners, complete with documentation and receipts.

Record Prices Achieved for Vintage Rolex Watches

The world’s premier auctioneers of modern and vintage timepieces, Antiquorum, set three new world records at a recent auction. Held online on June 28th the auction had been delayed due to the pandemic.

Rolex watch sells for thirty times its estimate

Rolex watches are renowned for their durability, resilience and toughness – which is just as well, because in October 2017, a rare model that had survived a fall into a cement mixer sold for around thirty times its estimate of £7,000 to £8,000.

Paul Newman's watch goes to auction

I can only say that, in my opinion, the holy grail of vintage watches recently sold at auction at Philips in New York – for a jaw-dropping $18 million. This watch was first worn by Paul Newman in the movie ‘Winning’; thereafter, it became known as ‘the Paul Newman Daytona’.

Omega's new 'Seamaster Commander's Watch' is a tribute to James Bond

Omega recently launched a new addition to its ever-growing watch collection – and this latest treasure is the Seamaster Diver 300m "Commander's Watch". The name is inspired by the legendary spy James Bond who was a Naval Commander, as described in the books of Ian Fleming.

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What our customers had to say

"Apologies for the slight delay, but I wanted to thank you for forwarding the Invoice.  I also wanted to tell you that I’m pleased with the watch.  I love the sympathetic polish, which was enough to rejuvenate it, but it still looks appropriate for a vintage watch.  I didn’t notice the metallic blue sweep hand previously, but I like that too..!  Thank you to all who had a part in the transformation Jubal".


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What our customers had to say

"All in all, the refurbishment has been beyond my own expectations, and allows long term continued use of this almost fifty year old watch gifted by my mother and father.May I personally thank you for your work to refurbish this watch which is very much appreciated."