What makes you chose a (V&C) vintage watch ?

I am wondering what criterias are the most important(s) when you are attracted by a vintage watch ?

Same question could be applied to new watches.

All the best to my fellow loungers,

Re: What makes you chose a (V&C) vintage watch ?
04/26/2009 - 16:50
Sometimes Beny, its more that one thing. And sometimes, it may be one thing for one watch and something else for another. Regards, Joseph
Re: What makes you chose a (V&C) vintage watch ?
04/26/2009 - 19:42
Berny, your list of criteria is very complete...thanks for presenting this poll.   I like to weight the choices because all of those criteria come to mind but  some are more important than others on each watch.  For example, the history of my aluminum pocket watch was it's most important characteristic but the style/design of the Batman watches was the main factor in chosing those pieces. And with all V&C, rarity and uniqueness are the underlying characteristics of the brand itself.
Berny, about the list.
04/26/2009 - 20:47
All factors are of importance! More or less. If you only would have one factor, it's impossible for me to answer. Perhaps grade the different aspects, but not even that. So I can't vote, it's history, period, look and movement... Of course the condition is also of great importance. But with a brand like VC history is of course very important. Cheers Doc
Its a mix of almost all your criteria with a main attraction to the
04/27/2009 - 11:24
design of the watch. I used to be a movement freak and completed my collection with missing calibers but noticed after a time that many were not getting any wrist time because even though I loved the movement the design was not to my taste.
To echo what others have said, it's a combination
05/04/2009 - 18:36
of all the options that you listed.  Sometimes the weighting/importance on one aspect may be larger than others for me.  But I think it is often the combination that attracts me to VC so much, giving it a "Je ne sai quoi" attraction. This is a great question you posted Berny. BR, Dan