This is Vintage Portfolio’s Blog where we talk about vintage watches like the Omega Seamaster, the Omega Constellation, the Rolex Datejust and many more.

Vintage Portfolio is a family owned business based in Vienna, Austria, Europe. We are specialised in restoring and selling vintage watches, in particular Vintage Omega models. Vintage Watches are timeless and exciting, no matter if you are buying your first watch or adding another timepiece to an already strong collection. While being on your wirst these watches will accompany you throughout your career and witnesses the very key moments and successes of your life.

Our small team is searching countless hours to source vintage watches that we love and, of course,  also wear ourselves daily. We are looking for all kinds of interesting models, ranging from beautifully preserved watches to abandoned timepieces which need a lot of fresh attention and craftsmenship in their restoration process. We are delivering all of watches world wide, tracked and fully insured. Upon request and a scheduled meeting, single watches desired can be viewed in “real life” in Downtown Vienna, Austria. (Each watch has a product number right next to its price. This makes communications a lot easier.)

With more than 400 models on stock, we try to offer you a wide range of different Vintage Watches covering all decades. These carefully selected watches are meant to last, whether it’s a small Vintage Omega Seamaster or a big Vintage Breitling Navitimer or anything just a bit different, leaving the lasting impact we admire so much. That being said, we have invested our own money in every single one of the watches we sell. We think that is very important for building comfort and trust to you as our customer and just says it all.

Especially as in today’s fast paced throw-away society these wonderful watches bring us back to times when things were fully ok to have small imperfections but were manufactured with love, built to last and handed over from generation to generation. Vintage Watches are not just a long term investment but also a lifestyle decision and a life long passion. So we hope you enjoy looking through our collection as much as we do.
  • The Four Biggest Mistakes When Buying Vintage Watches

    The Four Biggest Mistakes When Buying Vintage Watches Written by Anthony Tyme on September 12, 2019   Without further ado, I’d like to dive into what I consider are the biggest mistakes you can make when buying a vintage watch.   1) Not doing Sufficient Research     Picture the scene. You’re scouting for a …

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  • The Dirty Dozen

    The Dirty Dozen

    The Dirty Dozen Written by Anthony Tyme on August 4, 2019   MGM, 1967: all rights held by MGM   What is a Tool Watch? There is something inherently elegant about tools – no-frill objects designed with one goal in mind: to fulfill a task as effectively as possible. Tool watches, similarly, are built with …

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  • The Legendary Omega Speedmaster

    The Legendary Omega Speedmaster

    The Legendary Omega Speedmaster Written by Anthony Tyme on June 2, 2019     The Pre-Moon Speedmaster The Omega Speedmaster. In the list of truly timeless classic timepieces, the Omega Speedmaster, with all of its variations, truly claims the top position. What other watch can boast being flight-tested and then exclusively selected for the Apollo …

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  • A Tale of Two GMTs

    A Tale of Two GMTs

    A Tale of Two GMTs Written by Anthony Tyme on April 26, 2019     The other day, I was attending a seminar when I noticed a rather prominent and impressive watch on the wrist of a fellow attendee. From the unmistakable crown guards, it was evident that this was a Panerai. The morning session …

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  • Omega: 30T2

    Omega: 30T2

    Omega: 30T2 Written by Anthony Tyme on April 12, 2019   Let’s start off with a brief explanation about why it is justified to dedicate a whole post to a relatively obscure Omega movement. Just as the cal. 33,3 is considered to be one of the all-time great Omega movements, so too is the 30T. …

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  • 3 Vintage Chronographs Under €2.000!

    3 Vintage Chronographs Under €2.000!

    3 Vintage Chronographs Under €2.000! Written by Anthony Tyme on April 7, 2019     Let’s admit it. Chronographs are undeniably cool. Now, thanks to the incredible 2017 auction of Paul Newman’s 1968 Ref. 6239 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, which sold for a whopping $17.8 million (after including the buyer’s premium of 12.5%), the vintage chronograph market is …

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  • The 3-Watch Omega Starter Kit for under €5.000!

    The 3-Watch Omega Starter Kit for under €5.000!

    The 3-Watch Omega Starter Kit for under €5.000! Written by Anthony Tyme on April 2, 2019   Suppose you had a total of €5.000 that you are willing to invest in watches. You don’t wish to buy just one with a €5.000 price tag, because you want to wear several in rotation, and you want …

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  • 4 Reasons to Buy Vintage Mechanical Watches

    4 Reasons to Buy Vintage Mechanical Watches

    4 Reasons to Buy Vintage Mechanical Watches Written by Anthony Tyme on March 29, 2019   My work colleagues, friends, and family frequently ask me why I am so interested in vintage timepieces. Why buy a vintage watch that is decades old when you can simply walk to a boutique and buy something brand new, …

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  • Top 5 Vintage Watches Under 3,000 Euro

    Top 5 Vintage Watches Under 3,000 Euro

    Written by Maximilian T. on December 18, 2018   1. Omega Seamaster The Omega Seamaster is an all-time favorite. It was introduced in the 1950ties and “survived” all ups and downs of the watch industry for about 70 years and nothing indicates that this will end. Nearly all (despite the very first) models feature a …

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  • Breitling Navitimer: The First Smart Watch

    Breitling Navitimer: The First Smart Watch

    Breitling Navitimer: The First Smart Watch Written by Anthony Tyme on December 16, 2018   Speedmaster, Cosmograph Daytona, El Primero, Monaco: most watch aficionados can likely rattle of a similar list of iconic sports chronographs, but what if you were to ask them about the first “Smart Watch”? I can guarantee you that practically no one …

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  • Vintage Legends: Omega Seamaster 300

    Vintage Legends: Omega Seamaster 300

    Vintage Legends: Omega Seamaster 300 Written by Anthony Tyme on December 15, 2018   Welcome to our series titled Vintage Masters, in which we will take a closer look at vintage watches that have stood the test of time and remain classics to this day. Omega’s history with manufacturing waterproof watches began in 1932 with the …

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  • Vintage Legends: Omega Seamaster 120

    Vintage Legends: Omega Seamaster 120

    Vintage Legends: Omega Seamaster 120 Written by Anthony Tyme on December 14, 2018   Welcome to our series titled Vintage Masters, in which we will take a closer look at vintage watches that have stood the test of time and remain classics to this day. Omega’s history with manufacturing waterproof watches began in 1932 with the …

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  • Watches as an Investment

    Watches as an Investment

    Watches as an Investment Written by Anthony Tyme on December 12, 2018   Though we cannot recommend investing all your savings in watches, those who have followed the rise of interest in vintage watches evidenced that these watches have the potential of generating compelling passive returns. The vintage watch market can be volatile, with changing …

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  • Rolex Datejust

    Rolex Datejust

    Rolex Datejust Written by Anthony Tyme on September 22, 2018     The perpetual calendar is the pinnacle of calendar functions, mechanically programmed to not only display the date and month without requiring manual adjustments, but also leap year indications correctly until the year 2100 (when the leap year wll be disregarded). It might surprise …

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  • A Brief History of the Omega Seamaster

    A Brief History of the Omega Seamaster

    A Brief History of the Seamaster Written by Anthony Tyme on August 19, 2018   The following article is not meant to be a comprehensive analysis of the entire Seamaster range, as an exhaustive list would surely put the average watch enthusiast to sleep, such would be its length!   The gentleman’s watch: a collection …

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  • Caliber 33,3: The Ancestor of an Icon

    Caliber 33,3: The Ancestor of an Icon

    Take a moment to look at the following auction results for lots sold by the renowned auction houses Christie’s and Phillips over the last five years: CK 2077-3: CHF 79 000. CK 2077: CHF 70 000. CK 2077: CHF 68 750. CK 2077-3: USD 52 500 CK 2092: CHF 43 750. CK 988: CHF 27 500. CK 987: CHF 21 500. Looking at the hammer prices, it’s easy to think these results are for vintage Patek Philippe or Rolex references. You might be asking yourself: What ties the above references together?

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  • Universal Genève Polerouter: Forefather of the Patek Philippe Nautilus?

    Universal Genève Polerouter: Forefather of the Patek Philippe Nautilus?

    Universal Genève Polerouter: Forefather of the Patek Philippe Nautilus? Written by Anthony Tyme on April 8, 2018     On the left is the Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5712/1A in stainless steel. One of the most endearing designs from arguably the greatest watchmaking company in history, the Nautilus was Patek Philippe’s answer to the Audemars …

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  • The Pursuit of Timekeeping Accuracy: Omega Constellation

    The Pursuit of Timekeeping Accuracy: Omega Constellation

    The Pursuit of Timekeeping Accuracy: Omega Constellation Written by Anthony Tyme on March 13, 2018   One of the most iconic features of the Omega Constellation: the pie-pan dial   History Long before Omega made a name for itself exploring the uncharted depths of the ocean with the 1948 Seamaster, decades before the legacy of the …

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  • JLC Memovox - The Return of the Timeless Complication

    JLC Memovox – The Return of the Timeless Complication

    The Return of the Timeless Complication. Written by Anthony Tyme on March 4, 2018 2018’s JLC Memovox Polaris The watch you see above, the limited-edition Polaris Memovox, was unveiled at SIHH 2018 to great acclaim. The Polaris Memovox, along with the three other models in the newly-introduced Polaris line, mark Jaeger-LeCoultre’s commitment to the sports …

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  • The Secret Bond Watch?

    The Secret Bond Watch?

    The Secret Bond Watch? Written by Anthony Tyme on February 26, 2018   An amazing Breitling Top Time 38mm in Steel with Silver Dial, Silver Indices and Hands and with round pushers What watch does James Bond wear? There is a good chance that even if you have no interest in watch collecting as a …

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  • Passion for vintage watches is a good investment for the future…

    Passion for vintage watches is a good investment for the future…

    Passion for vintage watches is a good investment for the future… by Geoffroy Ader (watch expert now at Artcurial, before at Antiquorum and at Sotheby’s) The pleasure of watch collecting has become today also an investment for some collectors. If we follow the market trends, either auction or specialized dealers, we strongly notice the influence …

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