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Women’s Vintage Watches & Pre-owned Designer Watches

The Open for Vintage vintage women’s watch collection offers some serious arm candy.  Whether you are looking for a once in a lifetime purchase or a rare model to add your collection, these beautiful women’s vintage watches are timeless classics.  The beauty of them is that, as well as the excellence of the functionality of the watch, there is the added element of design which can take result in everything from stunningly jewelled creations to garish flights of fancy. 

The 20th century has been an era of extreme achievement for humankind and watches have been created to match these daring exploits.  It was to the wrist of a woman, that Hans Wildorf, founder of Rolex, strapped his first fully waterproof ‘Oyster’ watch in 1927.  Mercedes Gleitze swam the English Channel in October 1927 with her Oyster Rolex keeping perfect time.  A full page advertisement in the Daily Mail followed and the watch gained further kudos when, because of a false claim made against her achievement, Gleitze undertook a ‘verification’ swim in much colder conditions and, while she ultimately had to give up because of the temperature, her watch remained perfect.  In the 1930s aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart wore a Longines Chronograph for her two trans-Atlantic crossings and later an Omega 28.9 chronograph on her final trans-pacific attempt.  There can be no doubt that, however, beautifully designed, these watches matched and surpassed the exterior with the interior micro-engineering.  These women also marked a move towards the wristwatch.  While men had preferred the pocket watch and women the watch pinned as a brooch, wristwatches were the perfect choice for the work and leisure interests of women as their opportunities expanded in the 20th century. 

However, beyond the purely practical, there are lots of pieces to admire and enjoy in women’s designer watches.  From the quirky Hermès collection which form extensions of their most loved designs and handbags with the Médor and the Kelly lock watches, to the classic retro styling of women’s vintage Gucci watches with interchangeable faces and sherry stripes.  From melting vintage YSL heart shaped watches to the chain links, faux pearls or ceramic dials of vintage Chanel.  For luxury, Omega’s beautiful jewelled dress watches are perfect in miniature and Chopard’s ‘happy diamonds’ are an element of fun to an already elegant piece.  Or you might be a purest and a classic Rolex women’s watch is the only choice for you.  Open for Vintage has gathered the best in women’s vintage watches from around the world in our collection.

If women’s watches just don’t quite make the statement you’re looking for, don’t forget to check out our vintage men’s watch collection for plenty more to tempt.

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Hermes H Watch in Cactus Green

HERMES Made in 1997, Switzerland

Christian Dior Silver Stainless Steel Malice Square Watch

This Christian Dior Malice Square features a silver stainless steel wrist chain, a steel case, and quartz movement.

Cartier Panthere gold-steel watch

Cartier watch

Hermes Yellow Crocodile Cape Cod Watch

£660.00 £705.00

Van Cleef & Arpels Fantasy Bezel Set Diamond Watch With Pearl Strap

Quartz, made in Switzerland . Size : Diameter 2cm — Length 18cm
£5,330.00 £5,640.00

Rolex Cellini White Gold & Pink Ladies Watch

Size : Frame H 2cm — W 2.5cm — Length 15-18.5cm(6 adjustment holes)
£1,395.00 £1,475.00

Hermes 18K Gold & Diamond Louvain Watch

Size : Case diameter 2.7cm x total length 19cm
£3,730.00 £3,945.00

Rolex Oyster Precision Ref.6426 Silver Unisex Watch

Hand-winding, made in Switzerland S
£1,460.00 £1,545.00

Rolex Black Gold Watch-L

Size : Width: None, Length:None
Condition : Excellent. In original box.
Decade : 1960-1969
Currency : GBP
specification : Black, Excellent. In original box.

Must de Cartier Colisee Vermeil Change Strap Watch

Must de Cartier Colisée gold vermeil watch with a bright orange or blue crocodile changeable strap
£730.00 £795.00

Salvatore Ferragamo Cuore Collection Red Wrist Watch

/br> Condition : As New. In original box.

Salvatore Ferragamo Cuore Black Wrist Watch

Condition : As New. In original box

Cartier Blue Must Colisee Vermeil Bleu Watch

Cartier Must Colisee Vermeil Bleu watch in aqua blue.
£730.00 £795.00

Cartier Gold and Black Must Tank Diamond Watch

Cartier Must Tank watch in gold and black with diamond detailing.
£3,060.00 £3,340.00

Cartier Colisee 18K Gold Ladies Watch

Cartier Colisee 18K Gold Ladies Watch

Chanel Black Patent Matelasse Watch

Chanel matelasse watch in patent black.
£335.00 £365.00

Gucci Silver Tone Chain Multiple Belt Watch

Gucci watch in silver tone metal. Comes with three additional belts.
£290.00 £315.00

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Just Ref.1601 Rare Model in Yellow Gold

Size: Case H 4.5cm × W 3.5cm × length 16cm
£3,530.00 £3,615.00

Louis Vuitton Tambour Quartz 28MM Q1211 Leather strap Womens Watch

Authentic Louis Vuitton Tambour 28MM watch in stainless steal.
£835.00 £1,120.00

Chanel 18K Patent Matelasse Black Vintage Watch

Vintage Chanel watch with a 18K gold case and a black patent leather strap.
£1,130.00 £1,185.00

Boucheron Reflet Solis 4 Leather Straps Stainless Steel Vintage Watch

Vintage Boucheron Reflet Solis watch in stainless steel with four additional leather straps.
£858.23 £1,080.00

Chaumet Stainless Steel Vintage Watch

Vintage Chaumet watch in stainless steel.
£884.76 £1,170.00

Rolex 16233 Datejust Stainless Steel Vintage Watch

Rolex 16233 Datejust watch with white face and stainless steel case and gold bezel
£3,330.00 £3,500.00

Rolex Chameleon Three Strap Mint Green Vintage Watch

Vintage Rolex Chameleon watch in mint green with two extra straps in red and black.
£1,995.00 £2,100.00

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