It’s that time of year. The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change and everyone is donning their jackets and boots. That’s right, it’s fall, and while watches are generally not an item that needs to rotate through your wardrobe with the changing seasons, you want that ideal timepiece for knocking back icy, pumpkin-spiced brews at the bar (I’m only kidding about the pumpkin spice part). A cheap way to change up your wrist’s look is to swap your watch to a warm-toned leather strap, but if you really wanna prove your fall-loving bonafides, why not rock a vintage gold-toned timepiece that mirrors the golden splendor of the changing fall foliage?
Omega Seamaster Chronograph
What we like: It’s not solid gld, but rather gold-plated, but that’s still okay. There’s a bold charm to this super-gold (-looking) Seamaster chronograph. What’s more, the watch’s metallic brown dial helps the watch cinch it’s fall-appropriate look. And while there’s some fading and chipping of the gold plating, it’s simply a nice additional patina that makes the watch unique.
From the seller: Excellent gold plated case that shows some wear from age. Excellent brown dial. Lume plots still glow brightly when exposed to UV, then fall off quickly.
Rolex DateJust 1601
What we like: Two-tone watches are increasingly coming back in style, and few watches wear it better than the classic Date-Just. This example from the late ’60s wears gold on its bezel and braceelt, and it’s anchored well by a shimmering gray dial.
From the seller: Excellent case that has previously been polished and shows light wear. The watch is running at COSC spec.
Eberhard & Co. Chronograph
What we like: This chronograph from oft-forgotten watchmaker Eberhard & Co. is made from solid gold, but doesn’t feel brash thanks to a slim case design. What’s more, the brushed silver dial and black markers help tone down any flashy vibes the case may exude.
From the seller: The watch is in excellent condition overall with only the faintest shelf scuffs visible, otherwise the case is extremely sharp and shows factory finishing throughout. Brushed dial with matte white accents is in like-new condition.
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