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Old 1 September 2016, 03:21 AM   #571
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Does anyone have recommendations for vintage NJ dealers?
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Old 15 September 2016, 10:36 PM   #572
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I highly recommend Olivine prestige Paris vintage dealer.
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Old 26 September 2016, 01:31 PM   #573
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Dear Senior Pros...
Looking to buy my first Rolex, either GMT or the Submariner. I already own Tag, Omega, Hamilton, Oris, Steinhart and Stowa.
Wondering why David SW isn't on this list?
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Old 26 September 2016, 01:33 PM   #574
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Dear Rlx Pros..
What are your thoughts about this one?
http://davidsw.com/product/rolex-116...h-blue-dial-4/
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Old 28 September 2016, 02:17 PM   #575
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Anyone can answer to my post, please?
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Old 28 September 2016, 02:18 PM   #576
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Else please let me know if it's the wrong thread...
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Old 28 September 2016, 02:39 PM   #577
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Else please let me know if it's the wrong thread...
This thread focuses on vintage watch dealers, which David SW is not. But he sells tons, and I mean tons of newer Rolex watches and is one of the best in the business and is a forum favorite. He's always quick to answer questions and is extremely easy to deal with.
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Old 28 September 2016, 05:54 PM   #578
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Else please let me know if it's the wrong thread...
Yes, it's the wrong thread - this is the "List of vintage watch dealers" thread.
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Old 30 September 2016, 01:01 PM   #579
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This thread focuses on vintage watch dealers, which David SW is not. But he sells tons, and I mean tons of newer Rolex watches and is one of the best in the business and is a forum favorite. He's always quick to answer questions and is extremely easy to deal with.
Thanks, Ky!
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Old 30 September 2016, 01:01 PM   #580
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Yes, it's the wrong thread - this is the "List of vintage watch dealers" thread.
Thanks, Vincent!
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Old 2 October 2016, 04:05 PM   #581
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Matt Bain should be on this list.
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Old 8 October 2016, 09:45 PM   #582
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Jon Goldfarb at Second Time Around in Los Angeles. http://www.secondtimearoundwatchco.com/

Very knowledgable and the best policy on returns/exchanges/authenticity I have seen.
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Old 21 December 2016, 05:57 PM   #583
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anyone has address of classic or vintage dealer in Shanghai? I am planning to go there this Xmas
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Old 22 December 2016, 07:19 AM   #584
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David Kim (frogman4me) -watches with patina

Had an outstanding experience in buying my grail from David and he has my highest recommendation. I have been on the hunt for a DRSD for a year and saw one posted for sale on Davids (frogman4me) instagram. He answered all my questions and was very knowledgeable in vintage watches. It was a pleasure speaking with him over the course of deciding on the watch. My satisfaction was a priority to David and I was never pressured. Even after deciding to buy the watch, David went the extra mile and had his watchmaker make sure it was in top condition. The watch arrived yesterday and I could not be happier. Thanks David!!
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Old 22 December 2016, 09:01 AM   #585
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Michael Morgan http://www.iconicwatchcompany.com/

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Old 6 January 2017, 11:20 AM   #586
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I can personally vouch for Alex Ciani and team. Goodfellas.

www.alexciani.com

Top class, legit, more than 2 decades in the business as per some of the popular dealers who are his close friends.
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Old 3 March 2017, 11:09 PM   #587
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Hi, haven't updated this list for a while, pasting to end of thread with qualifying updates, do keep the reviews coming in

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Vintage purchase experience Feedback List
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Note: A member making a recommendation (a member making recommendations should not be a commercial seller or dealer here or elsewhere) will require to have atleast 50 posts in the "Vintage Section" before recommending a seller they've made a vintage Rolex watch purchase from. This is to avoid fly by members making recommendations here. Offcourse a more accurate way to cross check fly by recommendations is by also cross checking who the members making recommendations are in the the "Purchase Reference List" to ensure that recommendations are from regular forumers/genuine buyers. Lastly, a reminder that while this list is an attempt to assist newbies entering the vintage Rolex world, it can never be 100% and should not be used as a shortcut for doing your own research for the best outcome with your purchases. Nevertheless, it's the best shot we have at putting a genuine list together with some checks and balances in place, enjoy!



Green Star status sellers:


Sellers awaiting one recommendation:
  • N/A


Sellers awaiting 3 member recommendations: [Sellers in this list below either have a) fewer than three recommendations or are b) Speculative with no prior proven forum member purchase history here and are yet to be tried and tested by forum regulars]





A green (*) against a dealers name indicates that atleast 2 forumers have purchased vintage watches from a dealer here, have received them and are happy. So if atleast 2 of you have purchased a vintage watch from any of the dealers in the list, have received it and are happy with the purchase please say so here so can update the dealers name with a green (*).Also note that a single forumer purchasing 2 or more watches from a seller will be considered as one reference and not two.



Purchase Reference list: Besides the green star rating, for added green star rating accuracy, refer to this "Purchase Reference list" to get a feel of the quality of watches forumers here have purchased from their respective sellers. Forumers have kindly made recommendations here for sellers so that it helps newcomers here, thanks guys for that! Also this list can help confirm are genuine known forumers/buyers making buyer recommendations and you can do that by having a look at their historic posts here, feel free to use the search function to look up their historic threads for posted watch pictures. Though not 100%, the purpose of this purchase reference list is also to hopefully discourage proxy buyers who make fake recommendations on a dealers behalf so that they think twice before making a recommendation here since to prospective buyers, their thread history is only a simple thread search away. Finally, do make inquiries on the forum.


Jedly (Steelerfan65,bb3188,alanski,Vincent65,Mark020,Fro gman4me)
Eric Ku (ddrees,steelerfan65,skyedog,Beaumont Miller II, Vincent65,Frogman4me)
Ben (Jason71,yessir69,desfrie,inspires,lasavoldi,vkych oo,Frogman4me)
Jacek (ezinternet,Submarino,Mark020,shairan,psv,inspires , RLX-lvr, Beef,droptopman)
Andrew Shear (Steelerfan65,Tcaviglioli,Beaumont Miller II,bluemartinfan,Skyedog,Buffy,inspires,Frogman4me , Mark020,qadhi)
Ralle (florianw,Burswood)
Ian Blowers (DiamondJack, chiubak,Monobike)
Jason Graham (learningtofly,alanski,badastronaut)
Derek Dier (ezinternetr,Blassy,sryukon,CdnWatchDoc)
Nick Gogas (77T,Jason71,watchcrank,motoikkyu,bluemartinifan)
Mike Wood (Ross Povey,The Laird)




Beginner reading guide threads (Please feel free to suggest some more here)

1) Forum members here have helped create this extremely helpful vintage watch terms list http://rolexforums.com/showthread.ph...highlight=list
2) A forumer feedback generated vintage references list http://rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=180464 (Ignore the pricing info since the prices are just a range and might not be uptodate in all cases, are highly market condition dependent but gives a good understanding of the various Rolex references available, please feel free to sugest updates in this thread)
3) A vintage watch repairer list by country created with forumer input. http://rolexforums.com/showthread.ph...atch+repairers. Please reverify with forumers here before sending your watches to repairers on the list to make sure you get the latest update on them.
4) Most importantly, look up historic threads on this vintage forum, a wealth of knowledge there.


NB: While this list serves to collate all vintage watch dealers forumers have possibly dealt with (from fellow forumers comments above) in one place, it in no way is a measure of the quality/originality of the watches that are on sale with them. Please conduct your own due diligence before you make any purchases by asking questions on the forum, posting pictures, getting references, etc. Also please notify us of any concerns and if the forumers agree I can take them off this list.




VERY IMPORTANT: As always refer to the footnotes and do your due diligence when buying any vintage watch, even from sellers listed as having a green star, since past recommendations are not necessarily a ticket for positive experiences in the future. So ask questions and verify watches through the forum "before" you buy any vintage watch. This is a forumer purchase experience list aimed at helping newbies find a vintage from known sources and is not an official recommendation list or a substitute for doing proper research on watches and sellers before you buy.


Hacked Accounts: There have been some instances when sellers accounts (websites and emails) have been hacked into and used by criminals to dupe buyers. Please try atleast making a phone call to the dealer besides the usual email communication before sending funds out to reduce the risk of being duped and ensure you are dealing with the right person.


Footnote 2: Please note issues raised by drainaps,Kyle in the earlier sections http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=180461, asking the right questions from this dealer necessary to ascertain originality since this dealer might not have the specific expertise catering specifically to collectors as some of the sellers here, has a 7 days no questions asked return policy.[/QUOTE]
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Old 3 March 2017, 11:24 PM   #588
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I can vouch for a bunch of good guys. Probably forgetting some but if it helps.. I have bought/sold top watches from all and have only good things to say about them.

Jed McCormack - Thetimetraveler
Ben Sin - nbtimes
Andrew Shear - Sheartime
Jerome Fellous - Watchmywatch
Geoff Isringhausen - Isringtime
Ralf Eichmann - Vintage Watches International
Julian and Marlon de Simone - Watches in Rome
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Old 20 March 2017, 01:16 PM   #589
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Has anyone had any experience dealing with Olver Richardson at http://www.watchinvestments.co.uk/ ?
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Old 20 March 2017, 04:46 PM   #590
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Bought a Harwood from Derek Dier here in Canada. Hard to reach, but reliable seller.
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Old 20 March 2017, 11:15 PM   #591
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I have dealt with Paul Duggan for many years, both in buying and trade-ins. Always a positive experience, and covering at least 6 distinct transactions.
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Old 21 March 2017, 02:00 AM   #592
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I've been remiss in not doing this sooner. I'd like to offer a very supportive thumbs up for Philippe Capurro of http://www.exoticwatches.net. I'v purchased two watches from him, and he couldn't have been more attentive, honest, and an absolute pleasure to deal with.
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I like this web. Philippe is serious and great deal.


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Old 23 March 2017, 09:16 AM   #593
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Sonning Vintage Watches

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Anyone have any info on Sonning Vintage Watches? The watches have been restored but is he legit??
I dealt with the owner, Chris Clark, over the phone and email. We landed on a fair price for the Rolex I wanted. A redial, yes, but he is not kidding when he states this is done to highest standards. A real beauty. If you have made up your mind that (perfect) redials do not bother you, Soning is the place, both for variety and quality. Fast and safe shipping too.

Finally, he was also very helpful in solving a latent issue that was not necessarily his to fix. Congrats on a first class after-sales service, Chris!
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Old 6 April 2017, 12:02 PM   #594
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40 year old Comex Rolex

I have a Comex Rolex Submariner that was given to me by Comex in 1976. The Comex issue number is 358 and Rolex serial number is 4089896. It has been on research submarine dives to 4,300 ft. Submarine dives in the Atlantic off the Congo and in the Red, Mediterranean and Adriatic seas. It has lived with me in five different countries and five continents. It was on my wrist in the Straits of Hormuz. I would like to find a reputable buyer.
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Old 6 April 2017, 12:11 PM   #595
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I have purchased 2 vintage Rolex from Alex Ciani and would highly recommend him.
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Old 7 April 2017, 09:59 AM   #596
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David Kim is a close friend of mine and an honest reputable watch dealer. I have done multiple deals with him, have always been pleased, and look forward to more deals in the future. You can a great selection of vintage watches on his website, http://watcheswithpatina.com/. I can recommend him without reservation
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Old 22 April 2017, 08:04 PM   #597
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Old 28 April 2017, 10:10 PM   #598
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i add Elvio Piva - Tempus Orologi D'Epoca

based in italy, one of the most important dealer expecially regarding manual daytona

www.tempusorologi.it

i bought a lot of watch from him
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Old 19 May 2017, 10:26 AM   #599
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I will echo other comments on David Kim of Watches With Patina. David is the epitome of first class. Zero pressure, knowledgeable, went above and beyond what could be expected. Truly appreciated that I never got " this could sell any second, better buy now" attitude. Do not hesitate to contact him for in stock or help in finding your grail. You will not be disappointed!
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Old 20 May 2017, 08:35 AM   #600
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HQ Milton
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All are dealers I have personal experience with and they are all top notch.
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