- They’re a great investment: Depending on the watch you end up buying and its condition at the time, a watch dating back to the 1970s or 1980s can increase by 5 to 30% in value. The Rolex pictured above has gained 15% in value since the collector purchased it in 1992- now that sounds like a sweet return on investment for a work-of-art you can wear on a daily basis.
- They have an illustrious story to tell: Every vintage timepiece usually comes from owners with their own unique stories. The Rolex shown above was owned by one of the first generals who served in the U.A.E army – how awesome is that!
- They’re a great throwback to the technology-free days of yesteryear: What’s a better way to throw shade at all those basic smartwatches with their colorfully-deceptive displays with their annoying rechargeable batteries than getting a piece of craftsmanship that dates back to the technology-free days.
- They’re a great way of making a strong statement: Nothing makes for a better statement than wearing a vintage watch – a great vintage watch can add a retro twist to any outfit that you wear!
^The watch featured in the image is a yellow-gold Rolex dating back to 1981, with a diamond-studded bezel and ice-blue dial. The watch is incredibly light to wear and comfortable on the wrist, with the intricate gold detailing on the strap being a stand-out feature. The watch is available for 59,000 AED from its owner.