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The Best Vintage Dive Watches To Buy Now
2020-01-07By Kelly Sullivan

Every passionate watch collector has a soft spot for vintage watches, and vintage dive watches are no exception. If you're already familiar with the best dive watches on the market, you'll be familiar with the classic watch brands and their heritage. A number of original 1950s, 1960s and 1970s examples from familiar makes such as Rolex, Omega, Blancpain and Jaeger-LeCoultre – and quirkier designs from more obscure dial names including Favre-Leuba, Yema and Eterna – are enjoying their moment in the sun at auction, with a 1956 Rolex Submariner recently fetching more than $1 million at Christie’s in recent years.

The hook for vintage watches is that they need to be in great condition, a watch steeped in history with plenty of life left in is likely to fetch a greater bounty. Pieces from the mid-1950's when every new launch to the market was a pioneering step for dive watches, are now most likely collector's pieces. We've done some research to find you the best vintage dive watches available to buy now.

Rolex Sea Dweller

Case: Steel, 40mm

Age: From the year 1665

Condition: Very Good - Some minor wear visible

Prices from: £39,999


Panerai Luminer Submersible

Case: Titanium, 47mm

Age: January 2011

Condition: Little-to-no signs of wear

Prices from: £8,495


Longines Legend Diver

Age: 1968

Case: steel, 42mm

Condition: very good

Price: £5,640


Omega Seamaster 300

Age: 1964

Case: Steel, 41mm

Condition: very good

Price: £10,500