FROM HODINKEE: Bring a Loupe A Mint Movado World Timer, A ‘Nina Rindt’ Compax, And A Jet-Set Longines

It’s that time of the week again, so take a seat, get comfortable, and do your best to resist temptation. This installment of the roundup features picks like an impossibly mint Movado world timer along with a similarly jet-set Longines. For the chronograph heads, we’ve got a Nina Rindt Compax of the highest quality, in addition to a bit of a project Breitling. And, just because, a book of risqué complications.

Sizing a bracelet How to size a bracelet with screw links.

Sizing a bracelet

How to size a bracelet with screw links.
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How to remove scratches on your plastic crystals using Polywatch scratch remover

Today I’m going to show you how to remove scratches on your plastic crystals using Polywatch scratch remover. This will only work on plastic or acrylic crystals not on sapphire.
How to change a strap on a hole case watch.

Retailer Spotlight LV Luxury Jewelers In Las Vegas, NV, And Wanna Buy A Watch? In West Hollywood, CA

Featured in Hodinkee’s Article. Check it out, folks!
“This week, we’re putting the spotlight on two retailers, one large and one small, who are driving horology forward in the West. Wanna Buy A Watch in Los Angeles focuses on vintage timepieces, while LV Luxury is the place in Las Vegas to purchase brand new watches to celebrate winning a cool sum at the tables next door.”

Equal Pay, Equal Watches for Women!

Wanna Buy A Watch? was recently featured in an article in LA Business Journal on the fashion of women wearing larger size watches. We have noticed this trend for a long time. Women coming to our shop,


A few months back we came across a whimsical image of the sinister character in the shadows who opens up his trench coat to coax you into a super deal on a “fine” wristwatch. We found the image compelling, as it puts a face on the expression that inspired our business name some 35+ years ago.

Why Vintage Watches Are Making a Comeback

“Men’s 31 to 36mm models are now popular women’s sizes” as well, Jacobs adds. “Petite and feminine are no longer what women are looking for in their watches.”

For Watch Dials, Blue Is the Hottest Color Right Now

He especially admires a Rolex Day-Datewith a dégradédial that seems almost to glow.

Wildlife and Watches – Wanna Buy A Watch? and AnalogShift at the Shane Russeck Gallery

A special evening coming up…

Bring a Loupe A 1969 Zenith Ref. A273, A Heuer ‘Pre-Carrera’ Ref. 2443 With Salmon Dial, And A Classic Rolex Datejust

Upon seeing this watch pop up for sale, it practically demanded to be included. It’s a standard Ref. 16718, but fitted on an anything but standard bracelet, produced in vibrant

Fred Savage offers a “tip of the hat” to Wanna Buy A Watch? while Ben Clymer anoints us “LA’s horological epicenter”

Fred gave quite a “tip of the hat” to us here at Wanna Buy A Watch? which we much appreciated. And in the article, Ben has anointed Wanna Buy A Watch? the “horological epicenter of Los Angeles.”

Phillips “Styled” Preview… Highlighting the Vintage Watch in Men’s Fashion

When asked about our business here at Wanna Buy A Watch?, we often describe ourselves as being in the fashion business. The products we sell are vintage and contemporary wristwatches, but we really consider ourselves in the men’s (and to a lesser extent) the women’s fashion industry.

Wanna Buy A Watch? Bloomberg News and part of the vintage watch vocabulary!

Wanna Buy A Watch? Bloomberg News and part of the vintage watch vocabulary! Wanna buy a watch?, now there’s an interesting expression. In fact, if you are reading this article you recognize this “kitch” expression as the name of our business. The following article is not specifically about our Wanna Buy A Watch? but it […]

Bring a Loupe

A Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806 AOPA, A De Bethune DB28 Titanium, And A Tudor Submariner Ref. 7928 This week’s round-up of vintage watches from around the world. Isaac Wingold-OrginalSource This week’s roundup is a bit of a longer read than usual, but fear not, we’ve got the goods as always. All bases are covered, with exotic […]

The State of the Vintage Watch Market

Rolex Daytona ref 6262 circa 1968 Service Papers

September 28, 2018  |   By J. W. Sotak  |  Photo by Christies Friday, Sep 28, 2018 ORIGINAL SOURCE GEARPATROL Note: J.W. Sotak, Gear Patrol’s Content Director, Gear Patrol Store, was previously the C.O.O. of Analog/Shift, a vintage watch retailer based in New York City. It took twelve minutes for Paul Newman’s personal Rolex Daytona to rewrite the horological […]

Bring a Loupe An Affordable Bulova Diver, A Special Rolex Submariner, And A Classic Cartier Santos

This week’s round-up of vintage watches from around the world. Original Source: Isaac Wingold  August 10, 2018 This week, the name of the game is rarity. A wide range of pieces that you just don’t see everyday popped up on the market this week, including a Universal Geneve Film Compax, an Abercrombie & Fitch Heuer in […]