Sometimes, a friend has one to sell; another time, they may know of someone who is willing to part with some nice timepieces.
Your dad or an uncle may be soft-hearted and help you with the “seed watch” in your collection.
In 1985, TAG (Techniques d’Avant Garde), a Luxembourg-based holding owned by the Arab Ojjeh family, bought it and helped it renew its portfolio, establishing TAG Heuer as one of the best chronograph makers.Finally, in 1999, it was bought by the LVMH luxury group.I believe that watch collecting is addictive, so be warned!If you want to get started as a collector, know that you may find them in antique shops, weekend fairs, garage sales, e Bay, websites, and auctions galore (such as Sotheby’s, Christie’s and others).It is sleek, clean and has a date window at 3 o’clock (some versions have a day window, too). Created in 1965 and released in 1968, it featured an elliptical ergonomic case and came in many options of dial, strap and case material; also, you can choose between manual and automatic winding movements.
It has a more relaxed look than the Seamaster, but may surely be worn for work.Founded in 1848 by Louis Brandt, it is now one of the most important brands of the powerful Swatch Group.They have many successful watch lines, such as the Speedmaster, the Seamaster, the De Ville and the Constellation.Buy it because you like it, and keep it running properly (which includes regular winding).By the way, an automatic watch should not be shaken around like a maraca to be wound; you must do it through the winding crown, giving it a start, and then wear it. For starters, let us talk about Omega, one of the most serious and known watch brands, with many collectible pieces.The examples shown here have prices in the US0-800 range; some have date windows and the older ones have a second subdial at 6 o’clock.