Can we call pre-Swatch Breguet "vintage"? What does one call 80s and 90s watches?

Oct 04, 2019,11:54 AM

I've added to my small collection of pre-Swatch Breguet with a platinum piece. What I enjoy so much is how these watches tend to be understated. Even the gold bracelet is understated, for a gold bracelet and relative to that.

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All very nice but the platinum piece is perfect!

 By: Emil Wojcik : October 4th, 2019-12:09
When I first started collecting watches back in the '80s everyone considered watches from the '50s and '60s to be vintage, so in my opinion, today it makes sense to consider '80s and '90s watches vintage.

Thanks for the vote of confidence on the platinum one!

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : October 4th, 2019-13:09
It makes sense that as time passes, the time of vintage watches grows.

Wow! Great Watches!

 By: farkbinder01212 : October 4th, 2019-12:16
Amazing trio. Maybe the term "Classic" could be used here. Although, couldn't do these superb watches any justice. Wear in the best of health. Cheers. Harvey

Thanks, Harvey! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : October 4th, 2019-12:53

That's a good rule of thumb!

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : October 4th, 2019-13:09

I call 1990s vintage, but "vintage" is an advancing front that envelops a new group of watches each year.

 By: Tim_M : October 4th, 2019-19:32
20+ years is a good yardstick that you can apply across the board. There's also a sense that many watches from the 1990s exhibit features, size, materials, and styles that have disappeared, become uncommon, or become unfashionable today. Best, Tim

That's a good way to put it! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : October 4th, 2019-19:43

references and production numbers?

 By: logboy : August 2nd, 2021-10:23
i'd like to know if there's a list of references that's complete or extensive and online, as well as figures on production rates during different ownerships.

Me, too! Let me know if you find something!

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : August 3rd, 2021-21:54

Just curious.

 By: TheMadDruid : August 4th, 2021-00:33
Do you know if these pieces are pre- or post-1988?

1990ish, I believe, but I'm not sure.

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : August 24th, 2021-17:17
The gold bracelet watch may be pre '88.

A good discussion

 By: Weems@8 : August 24th, 2021-20:01
I am a noob about used and vintage. I do not look back, i look forward. I like the evolution of mechanical movements. An old principe is today almost perfect with an accuracy that can compete with quartz watches. The fresh oscillator technology push the p... 

I think that.....

 By: sergio : August 24th, 2021-20:22
without the past, there is NO future.

Good answer!

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : August 28th, 2021-15:03


 By: Humanist : October 9th, 2021-22:52