A watch expert says these are his 5 favourite vintage models

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While some of our favourite watches are available from affordable startups, there’s something about having an iconic, proven timepiece on your wrist, even if it’s at a higher price point.

For these tried-and-true vintage looks, it can be worth it to spend a few extra dollars. With that said, when investing a bit more in your watch, it’s even more important to ensure you’re getting a good deal.

Jomashop is a company committed to helping customers find value in their quest for a fine piece of wristwear, offering a wide variety of name brands at competitive prices.

If you’re in the market for a new watch and were planning on spending a bit of money on it, checking in at Jomashop before you buy anywhere else is probably a solid idea, as high-end pieces are often available for over $1,300 less than their retail prices.

Business Insider recently spoke with Chaim Posen, marketing director at Jomashop, and asked him to run through his top 5 favourite vintage watch looks that are available through the site. He gladly obliged, and you can check out his picks and reasoning below. Also, if you already have a watch in mind, you can check out Jomashop’s entire catalogue here.

If you’re considering dropping big money on a luxury watch, as with any other major purchase, be sure to compare prices and do some research first. While all of the watches are guaranteed to be 100% authentic, they do not come with a manufacturers warranty.

If you have any concerns at all, you can view Jomashop’s full warranty policy here.

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Rolex Oyster


The Rolex Oyster series was founded in 1926 and is an instant inclusion.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual White Grape Dial Stainless Steel Band And Case Watch, AUD$5,935, (normally retails for $7,065).

Omega Speedmaster


The Omega Speedmaster is a true icon and my personal favourite under $6,542. Introduced in 1957, the design has scarcely changed over the last 50 years. It's an highly notable timepiece and gained extreme popularity by collectors and enthusiast alike after it was worn on the moon during the Apollo 11 space mission back in 1969.

Since then, it has been used on numerous expeditions both on land and in space. It's a classic watch with plenty of character that looks great on both a strap or a stainless steel bracelet.

Omega Speedmaster Chronograph Watch, $4,121, (normally retails for $).

Cartier Tank Solo


The Cartier Tank name is synonymous with vintage luxury. Introduced by Louis Cartier himself in 1917, it has been a staple of luxury for decades and has been famously worn by many celebrities.

Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic Silver Dial Stainless Steel Watch, $2,975, (normally retails for $6,738).

IWC Portofino


The IWC brand was founded in 1868, and the Portofino series in 1984. Its goal was to offer simple, yet classic models with an expression of understatement and good taste. The price point is very fair, too.

IWC Portofino Silver Dial Chronograph Brown Leather Watch, $5,220, (normally retails for $7,327).

Longines La Grande


For the final one, I choose the brand Longines since it owns the oldest registered trademark for a watch maker: its winged hourglass logo. The La Grande series does an excellent job at showcasing the vintage logo look while still remaining current, all at a price point under $1,300.

Longines La Grande Classique Presence White Dial Black Leather Watch, $849, (normally retails for $1,046).

This article was originally published on 8/1/2016.

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