Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA PAUL NEWMAN REF. 6241





Enter the 'Holy Grail' of classic vintage watch collectibles .. 1969 Rolex DAYTONA Cosmograph, so called Paul Newman ref. 6241 

Where do I start .. so much has been documented about these watches.  I purchased this one from the original owner, with an unique story, and I think thats what collectors appreciate about purchasing from me, I really try to curate all my vintage pieces from the owners or owners family; provenance is hard to put a price on.  Owned and previously loved by a Canadian gentleman, who purchased the watch while backpacking in Europe !  He made the purchase in Zurich, Switzerland and made a good choice when he chose to take the unpopular (at the time) exotic dial over the more popular regular configuration.  Purchase price approximately $600- USD ..  Fast forward a few decades and after a little research he did on his own he figured it was time to cash out on the vintage watch craze and put the money to better use.. 

This model has the black acrylic bezel with reference number 6241 produced from 1967 along side  its brother the 6239 (on Mr. Newmans wrist in the photo above). The 6241 fetches a 15-20% premium over the 6239 for the black acrylic bezel.  It has powered by the Valjoux Cal. 722 - 18,000vph mechanical movement photographed above.  This 6241 is complete with the very rare and sought after exotic so called 'Paul Newman' dial produced by Singer.  The dial was available alongside the regular dial and was relatively unpopular, making them uncommon now and extremely rare and sought after.  Historically these watches just keep heading North in terms of value and I think this is just the beginning !  



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Best, Greg

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A CLASSIC TUDOR SUBMARINER SNOWFLAKE REF. 9411/0


A real 'classic'.. The Tudor Submariner so called 'Snowflake' ref. 9411/0, circa 1975.  Hands down one of the best vintage sport submersible watches on the market in the price bracket.  If you want to get into the Vintage Submariner, Rolex or Tudor for under 8k then this is the watch for you.  Beautiful Submariner Stainless Steel case by Rolex S.A., blue dial with large square luminous hour markers and luminous wrench style hands ... The bezel has faded and become a very sought after 'ghost' blue/grey colour ..  Just amazing !!  Get in touch for more info and pricing.



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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

ROLEX SUBMARINER REF. 5513 CIRCA 1968



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Best, Greg

Sunday, April 3, 2016

OMEGA SPEEDMASTER REF. 2998-6, CIRCA 1962

Beautiful Omega Speedmaster Chronograph. Reference 2998-6, circa 1962


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Friday, April 24, 2015

Q: WHAT ARE DAUPHINE HANDS ?

Q: What are Dauphine hands ?

A:  Dauphine type watch hands is the name given to a particular watch hand design that was developed and implemented during the late 1940's and is still currently very popular.  The word describes the style of watch hand commonly used which is wide and tapered; usually but not always with a ridge running down the center of the hand.  It has become known as the 'Dauphine' type, the word is of French origin and can mean two things ... The first is the name given to the wife of a 'Dauphin' or Prince.  The second Anglicized meaning of the word is 'Dolphin'.  The hands start off wide with a little point and end thin and tapered just like the top silhouette of a Dolphin!  Hence the name 'Dauphine' type hands ..

Illustrated below is a beautiful example of stainless steel Dauphine type hands on a very rare vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual - TRU-DATE wristwatch.



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Friday, March 13, 2015

50th ANNIVERSARY OMEGA SPEEDMASTER



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Best, Greg

Thursday, November 13, 2014

NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON...


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Thursday, November 6, 2014

'TURQUOISE' - COLLECTING VINTAGE & ANTIQUE JEWELLERY




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Best, Greg

Sunday, September 21, 2014

ART DECO JAEGER-LECOULTRE 8-DAY TRAVEL ALARM CLOCK, CIRCA 1940'S

A very interesting vintage Art Deco Jaeger-LeCoultre travel alarm clock with 8-day power reserve, circa 1940's.  This clock is in excellent original condition, complete with the original instruction manual!  Beautiful ivory coloured dial with delicate 'Cathedral' type hands. The clock is in very good working order and the alarm works and chimes like it should.  Please get in touch for any further information and/or pricing.

Best,
Greg

For more information:

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

VINTAGE ROLEX DAY-DATE PRESIDENT REF.1803 ON THIS WEEKS WATCHCAST! EPISODE #5


Classy..  The beautiful 18k yellow gold vintage Rolex Day-Date Presidential, ref.1803.  On the next watchcast (Episode#5) and more..  Post any questions you may have for me by email, twitter or instagram.

For more information:


email: kbwatches@me.com
web: www.knightsbridgejewellery.com
instagram: http://instagram.com/kbwatches
twitter: @kbwatches

Best, Greg

Monday, September 23, 2013

EPISODE#4: THE SIMPLE & CLASSIC VINTAGE ROLEX EXPLORER I, REF.6150 & THE FUTURE...


Listen to it now on iTunes

For more information:


email: kbwatches@me.com
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instagram: http://instagram.com/kbwatches
twitter: @kbwatches

Best, Greg

Monday, September 16, 2013

EPISODE#3: THE PORSCHE 911 OF VINTAGE ROLEX WATCHES, THE SUBMARINER 5513 & VINTAGE ROLEX BIRTH YEAR WATCHES AS GIFTS.


In this episode I discuss the amazing Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 and how I compare it to the classic Porsche 911.  Also in this episode, the idea of giving Vintage Rolex 'Birth Year' watches for special gifts.

Available now on iTunes


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Best, Greg

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

EPISODE#3: VINTAGE ROLEX WATCHCAST: A LOOK AT THE SUBMARINER REF.5513 AND MORE..


Get ready for the next episode of the Vintage Rolex Watchcast, available this Monday Sept. 16, 2013. I will be discussing the amazing Rolex Submariner 5513 and more...  Please email me (kbwatches@me.com) any questions you would like to have answered during the show and I will try to best to include them as I did last week.

For more information:

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twitter: @kbwatches

Best, Greg

Monday, September 9, 2013

TIME MACHINES


Very entertaining video I found while 'surfing' this weekend..  'TIME MACHINES' by the TheLuxuryChannel featuring UK watch dealer, Tom Bolt.

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Best, Greg

EPISODE#2: VINTAGE ROLEX WATCHCAST: ICONIC. VINTAGE ROLEX DAYTONA & LEICA M3 CAMERA


Listen to the latest episode of the 'Vintage Rolex Watchcast' on iTunes today!

For more information:

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Best, Greg

Thursday, September 5, 2013

THE AMAZING 'MUSICMACHINE' BY REUGE - MB&F


This is a pretty amazing piece of mechanics.  It's a music box that basically looks like a spaceship.  It can play a few different tunes through two different cylinders.  The collaboration is between 'Reuge - renowned music box maker for over 150 years' and MB&F..  Got a chance to take a look today and was amazed!

For more information:

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Best, Greg

KNIGHTSBRIDGE VINTAGE ROLEX WATCHCAST IS NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES!!

Made it to iTunes!!  You can get the podcast on iTunes by clicking the link below:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/podcasts-knightsbridge/id698371762


For more information:

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email: kbwatches@me.com
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instagram: http://instagram.com/kbwatches
twitter: @kbwatches

Best, Greg

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

EPISODE#2: VINTAGE ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA REF.6265


In next weeks 'watchcast', episode#2 I will be discussing the vintage Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref.6265.  Please email me any questions you would like to have answered during the show and I will try to get to them.  The podcast will be released on Monday September 9th, 2013.

For more information:

tel. +1-416-434-0499
email: kbwatches@me.com
web: www.knightsbridgejewellery.com
instagram: http://instagram.com/kbwatches
twitter: @kbwatches

Best, Greg

EPISODE#1: 1955 ROLEX OYSTER 'TRU-DATE' REF.6530 SO CALLED SHARKS TOOTH




My first podcast is live!  I will post the direct link below and post the iTunes link when it becomes available shortly.  I am attaching some high-def photos of the 6530 for you to take a look at while listening to the podcast.. Enjoy !

Rolex Oyster Perpetual TRU-DATE
Reference #6530
Year of production: 1955
Movement: cal.1030 (officially certified chronometer)
Case Diameter: 34mm

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twitter: @kbwatches

Best, Greg

Friday, August 30, 2013

VINTAGE ROLEX PODCAST.. COMING SOON!


.. Having fun 'editing'.. Gettin ready for the vintage Rolex podcast.  Stay tuned for the details !!

For more information:

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email: kbwatches@me.com
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instagram: http://instagram.com/kbwatches
twitter: @kbwatches

Best, Greg

Thursday, August 29, 2013

VINTAGE ROLEX PODCAST! SEND YOUR QUESTIONS..


This #weekend I am recording the first of a new series of#podcasts about collecting, buying and selling #vintage #Rolex and other fine #Swiss #watches. Please email any questions you may have for me and I will try to answer them during the podcast. Email questions to: kbwatches@me.com

For more information:

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email: kbwatches@me.com
web: www.knightsbridgejewellery.com
instagram: http://instagram.com/kbwatches
twitter: @kbwatches

Best, Greg

1955 VINTAGE ROLEX OYSTER 'TRU-DATE', REF.6530


The amazing stainless steel vintage Rolex Oyster 'TRU-DATE', circa 1955.  This watch is in very nice original condition and will be listed for sale shortly on my website: Online Rolex Shop

For more information:

tel. +1-416-434-0499
email: kbwatches@me.com
web: www.knightsbridgejewellery.com
instagram: http://instagram.com/kbwatches
twitter: @kbwatches

Best, Greg

VINTAGE RETRO 18K YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND AND CHATHAM EMERALD RING BY BENI SUNG


Very rare and unusual.  This 18k yellow gold diamond and Chatham Emerald ring was designed and 'hand made' in Toronto, circa 1980's.  The ring is in excellent condition!  A piece of art for the finger.  Get in touch for the details or click the links below for the more information and price etc.

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instagram: http://instagram.com/kbwatches
twitter: @kbwatches

Best, Greg

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

NEW ONLINE WEB BOUTIQUE.. NOW OPEN !!


Check out my NEW online web boutique.  Many items for sale will be listed within the next few weeks....

For more information:

tel. +1-416-434-0499
email: kbwatches@me.com
web: www.knightsbridgejewellery.com
instagram: http://instagram.com/kbwatches
twitter: @kbwatches

Best, Greg

Thursday, August 22, 2013

ICONIC VINTAGE ROLEX DAYTONA COSMOGRAPH REF.6265, CIRCA 1974



This is your chance to own a one of the most Iconic watches ever made by Rolex.  The vintage Rolex Daytona Cosmograph ref.6265 in stainless steel, circa 1974.  This watch comes complete with service documents from Rolex S.A... and is in very clean condition.  Please don't hesitate to get in touch for more information etc.

For more information:

Visit:

My Vintage Rolex Online Store 

or:

tel. +1-416-434-0499
email: kbwatches@me.com
web: www.knightsbridgejewellery.com
instagram: http://instagram.com/kbwatches
twitter: @kbwatches

Best, Greg

VERY UNCOMMON VINTAGE ROLEX EXPLORER I - REF.6150, CIRCA 1953..


This watch comes to me from the original owner in original 'as is' condition.  Never reconditioned with the exquisite and super rare 'gilt' EXPLORER dial.  This watch was the first Explorer dial with mercedes type hands and later became the ref.6610 and then ref.1016.  These very early examples are becoming extremely hard to find and mostly in the hands of collectors.  Get in touch if you would like to own this very rare example of an iconic watch by Rolex.

For more information:

tel. +1-416-434-0499
email: kbwatches@me.com
web: www.knightsbridgejewellery.com
instagram: http://instagram.com/kbwatches
twitter: @kbwatches


Best,
Greg

Saturday, June 29, 2013

FINE AND RARE NEW OLD STOCK ROLEX SUBMARINER REF. 5513, CIRCA 1980'S


Fine and extremely rare find. Vintage Rolex Submariner ref. 5513 in stainless steel.  This watch is 'new old stock' or NOS!!  Complete with stainless steel Oyster type bracelet by Rolex in as new condition. This watch is unfortunately already sold!
More details: 416-434-0499 or kbwatches@me.com

Friday, May 24, 2013

VINTAGE 1990'S ROLEX DATEJUST WITH RARE WHITE DIAL REF.16234


This is a great looking 1990's classic!  Stainless steel Rolex DateJust with 18k white gold fluted bezel and incredible snow white porcelain dial..  Great looking piece complete with a stainless steel 'Jubilee' type bracelet (not shown)..  Get in touch for details.

For more information: 416-434-0499 or kbwatches@me.com

Best, Greg

VINTAGE ROLEX EXPLORER II - 16570, CIRCA 2000

Super clean vintage Rolex Explorer II - 16570, circa 2000!  A millenium watch...  Really nice looking configuration with the black dial.  The watch is complete with the stainless steel Oyster bracelet.  Get in touch for more information and details.

For more information: 416-434-0499 or kbwatches@me.com

 Best, Greg

VINTAGE ROLEX DAYTONA COSMOGRAPH 16520 - SO CALLED PATRIZZI DIAL, CIRCA 1995

Vintage Rolex stainless steel Oyster Cosmograph - Daytona, ref.16520, circa 1995.  So called 'Patrizzi' dial (sub dials have turned a light shade of brown).  This watch is a complete set including recent Canadian service papers and stainless steel Oyster type bracelet.  The watch sure to become a very sought after classic, especially with the rare dial.  Get in touch for more info.

For more information: 416-434-0499 or kbwatches@me.com

 Best, Greg

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

BORN IN 1986? SO WAS THIS VINTAGE ROLEX GMT MASTER II - REF.16760

Perfect 'birth year' complete package!  This is the classic vintage stainless steel Rolex GMT Master II ref.16760, circa 1986 so called 'fat lady' or 'Sophia Loren'..  This model was made for only five years from 1983-88 and had a 1mm thicker case (same as the Submariner) than the regular GMT's.  This was dropped in 1988 and they adopted the thinner case again.  This watch was purchased from the original owner and has the original 'punched' papers from Rolex S.A.  Also the watch is complete with the original 'jubilee' type bracelet in good condition and comes with the black nylon NATO type strap as per the photo above.

Great piece that won't be here too long... Get in touch for more info!

For more information: 416-434-0499 or kbwatches@me.com Best, Greg

VINTAGE STAINLESS STEEL OMEGA SPEEDMASTER PROFFESIONAL, CIRCA 1969. ST145.022

Amazing package!!  Vintage stainless steel Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph (pre- man-on-the-moon) ref. ST145.022, cal.861 wristwatch, circa 1969.  This watch has the original warranty and purchase card from Birks in Toronto, Canada and is dated 1971.  The watch has just been serviced and is working perfectly.  Nice original piece from the original owner..  Complete package with papers and original bracelet. Get in touch promptly for details as these do not last long, especially with the original papers!!

For more information: 416-434-0499 or kbwatches@me.com

 Best, Greg

BORN IN 1981? SO WAS THIS VINTAGE ROLEX DATE JUST REF.16014

Birth year Rolex watches are an excellent idea!  Not only are vintage Rolex watches reliable, easy to restore and classic looking but they are also engraved with serial numbers that can be dated, making them an excellent 'birth-year' watch!  This example is the classic stainless steel Rolex DateJust Oyster Perpetual ref.16014 with an incredible original 'engine-turned' stainless steel bezel, circa 1981.  This watch looks great on a nylon NATO band as photographed but also includes the original 'jubilee' type Rolex bracelet.

Unfortunately this one has already found a happy home but please get in touch anytime if you are looking for a vintage piece from your birth year!  

For more information: 416-434-0499 or kbwatches@me.com

 Best, Greg

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

TORONTO SILVER BUYERS


I am now buying all gold or silver coins, regardless of age or condition.  Get in touch anytime for further information ....

For more information: 416-434-0499 or kbwatches@me.com Best, Greg

Thursday, April 4, 2013

VINTAGE ROLEX SUBMARINER REF.5513, CIRCA 1968


Very nice and clean stainless steel vintage Rolex Submariner ref.5513, circa 1968.  This watch has the original 'matte' black dial in excellent condition.  The case is sharp and the its got the original 'numbers matching' case back.  Complete on a black NATO type strap.  Real classic!  Get in touch for details...
For more information: 416-434-0499 or kbwatches@me.com Best, Greg

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

FINE AND RARE VINTAGE ROLEX EXPLORER REF.6298, CIRCA 1953




Another great find!  Vintage Rolex Explorer very rare ref.6298, circa 1953 with the original black 'gilt' dial that is in exceptional original condition.  This watch has the classic cal. A296 'big bubble' movement and is engraved with the original owners details on the back.  Classic!  Get in touch for details.

For more information: 416-434-0499 or kbwatches@me.com Best, Greg

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

ROLEX DAYTONA COSMOGRAPH 18K REF.16528, CIRCA 1997


Absolutely amazing!!  18k yellow gold vintage Rolex DAYTONA Cosmograph, ref.16528, circa 1997.  This watch has a very unusual white dial with diamond markers that are factory original by Rolex. Get in touch for details...

 For more information: 416-434-0499 or kbwatches@me.com Best, Greg

Monday, April 1, 2013

RARE ROLEX GMT MASTER REF.1675 TIFFANY & CO., CIRCA 1977


Beautiful watch with a very rare dial.  Vintage stainless steel Rolex GMT Master ref.1675, circa 1977 that was retailed by Tiffany & Co.  The watch is signed on the dial and is in excellent original condition.  Please get in touch for details..  

For more information: 416-434-0499 or kbwatches@me.com Best, Greg

Friday, March 22, 2013

VERY RARE ROLEX EXPLORER REF.6298, CIRCA 1953



A fine and very early example of the Rolex Explorer ref.6298, circa 1953.  This watch has the incredible black raised textured dial with raised gold markers and the rare large 'bubble back' automatic movement cal. A296.  This example also has very early unusual hands.  The hands and dial are original Rolex and have been restored.  Rare find that won't be here long, get in touch for more details.

For more information: 416-434-0499 or kbwatches@me.com

 Best,
 Greg