Each Vintage Watch Has a Unique Story to Tell and We are Fortunate to Play a Small Part
What are Vintage Watches?
Vintage watches can be defined as mechanical watches made prior to the 1970’s quartz revolution, when much of the world’s watch production shifted from mechanical Swiss watches to Asian made electronic watches. Because of the popularity of mass produced quartz watches, most watch companies that produced vintage mechanical watches have since gone out of business. Other companies that were once bold leaders in the watchmaking industry have consolidated and been absorbed into a few large watch houses that share mass produced parts. Unfortunately, they now bear little resemblance to the proud pioneering companies that originally bore their name. With very few exceptions, they just don’t make them like they used to. If you’d like to learn more about vintage wrist watches and antique wrist watches, this website will give you a glimpse of what the watchmaking industry offered before craftsmanship and skilled watchmaking gave way to mass production and plastic disposable watches.
Why Buy Vintage Watches?
Some are fortunate enough to have antique watches handed down to them as family heirlooms from father to son or mother to daughter. Others seek them out for their vintage appearance and nostalgic charm. Some are drawn to their intricate mechanical workings that control complicated chronograph, calendar, alarm, moonphase or tidal data. Some buy them as quality investments or for their fancy solid gold case design.Vintage watches afford us the opportunity to wear or collect something truly rare and unique and yet at the same time, magically familiar. Vintage watches are for those who seek quality, craftsmanship and style as a reflection of a lost era, a lost art.For all these reasons, antique watches are becoming more, and more popular today as people look to the past for something that they cannot buy new at the mega-mall, department store or at Amazon.
At Farfo’s Vintage Watches, we specialize in the sale and restoration of rare, unusual and collectible vintage wrist watches from Switzerland and the U.S.A. 20+ years ago, our business began as – and remains today – a true passion for antique wrist watches. A passion not only for their design and craftsmanship but for what they represent – a piece of history, a slice of time.Whether you are looking for a vintage solid gold dress watch or a vintage World War II military pilot’s chronograph, chances are you will find it here in our vintage watch showroom. You will find collectible watches from many vintage watch houses, including Angelus, Benrus, Wakmann, Breitling, Bulova, Gruen, TAG Heuer, Gallet, IWC, Movado, Minerva, Longines, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Gübelin, Girard-Perregaux, Lemania, Mido, Zenith, Omega, Universal Geneve, Rolex, Vacheron & Constantin, Wittnauer, Zodiac and many, many more.We service all the watches we sell, and each one comes with a mechanical warranty against failure. We also offer a no questions asked 3 day review and return period on all watches.