Watch Notes Of The Week: Never Worn

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4 New Watches

We focus on selling pre-owned watches, but sometimes great unworn watches come our way and we have to buy ’em so we can offer these goodies to our viewers. Here’s some select pieces!

Rolex – Submariner Date

Rolex 116618LB

This hefty chunk of gold is still new, but at a great price thanks to the warranty card having been dated January 2014. This watch is exactly the same as the models currently being produced. It even has the current blue sunburst dial. This piece is priced to compete with preowned watches, even though it is still unworn. If you’re shopping for a gold Submariner, this is hands down the best you will find.

Omega – Seamaster Aqua Terra Annual Calendar

Omega 231.23.43.22.06.002

This Aqua Terra contains a wonderfully advanced complication and utilizes it in a very subtle way. The Annual Calendar keeps track of the differences of 29/30/31 day months so that the date needs only to be adjusted on leap years. Unlike annual calendars made by some other prestigious brands, the Omega Annual Calendar adjusts very simply through the crown alone.

Breitling – SuperOcean Heritage Chronograph 44

Breitling A23370

One of the first watches to hit on the retro revolution, the SuperOcean Heritage still manages to offer everything one looks for in a modern Breitling. The case is a modern 44mm, with a bright mirror finish on all facets. The black dial has applied markers with generous luminous and large hands. Even the retro Milanese style mesh bracelet (which Breitling calls the Ocean Classic) has been upgraded for the modern era with screwed links that integrate almost invisibly with the bracelet.

Longines – Admiral GMT

Longines L36694567

The Longines brand has been associated with aeronautics since as early as 1919. The Admiral GMT utilizes the ETA Valgranges A07.171 caliber (a relative of the famed Valjoux 7750). The red hand rotates once every 24 hours pointing to the military time on the fixed bezel allowing you to track the time in two places at once. The ceramic bezel and bracelet links add an element of refinement as well as toughness. Ceramic is notably hard to damage, so we especially appreciate its location in the center row of bracelet links which are usually the first to scratch. The ceramic on the bezel has a bright polished finish adding the touch of elegance.

Ball – Fireman NECC Black/Orange

Ball DM3090A

The Fireman NECC packs a lot of great features into an very comfortable price tag. The buckle is a solid milled flip-lock with an easylink style diver’s extension. The bracelet links are screwed and finely finished in an alternating brush / mirror finish. The bezel is high-tech steel and carbide and as usual for Ball, the luminous is astounding with the large gas tubes.

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