Future Vintage is off and running! . . .

May 20, 2022,10:46 AM

. . . let's see the candidates for cult classic in your collections.

The DornblΓΌth ticks quite a few boxes externally . . .

. . . but their movements . . .

. . . are a mark of distinction.  The humble integrity of the micro-manufacturer will prove to be their most valuable asset.  Everybody loves a good story, and theirs is most compelling.

The 60th anniversary Rail could be a future classic . . .

. . . even if it's upstaged by a manual winding doppelganger. 

Undoubtedly an instant future vintage classic: Ed White.

In this photo only the wrist is mine.  Still waiting for delivery.


Ready, set, GO!


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Hagwe 🍻

 By: Stoikos : May 20th, 2022-11:36
This 1st generation Oysterflex ceramic everose Daytona, with β€œpink” dial and black chronograph hand and hour indices that were discontinued for a more subtle/refined β€œsundust” dial and everose chronograph hand and indices. I believe this version will appe...  


 By: Stoikos : May 20th, 2022-21:23
To the light balance ...  

Now that's what I call . . .

 By: Dr No : May 21st, 2022-03:40
. . . an easy call! SeaDwellers from any era are vintage classics now, so current models should also be classified as future vintage classics. Art

These two will certainly be future classics - getting into the category already

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-15:50
Great shots, too πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Mad Max....

 By: enjoythemusic : May 20th, 2022-12:03
Sony a7-Rii Sony 55m / 1.8 lens ISO 2000 f6.3 Shutter: 1/30 second ...  

Many have claimed to see the future . . .

 By: Dr No : May 21st, 2022-05:05
. . . but only Max created a future classic that can read the present!

Well Said

 By: enjoythemusic : May 21st, 2022-12:29
Max and Friends create it, others may only dream about it. I'll gladly follow Max down whatever timekeeping 'Rabbit Hole' he ventures into.

I have a few watches in my collection

 By: Timeout : May 20th, 2022-13:27
that I’d like to think could be future classics - but realistically only one that I believe will end up so. Already not available from Moser as demand has completely outstripped ability to supply! ...  

Definitely a future classic imho .

 By: Watchonthewrist : May 20th, 2022-13:40
Absolutely beautiful

That slinky integrated bracelet . . .

 By: Dr No : May 21st, 2022-05:58
. . . is already a classic! Guaranteed future vintage . . .

The Steampunk Moser πŸ‘πŸ»

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-15:53
Definitely the right piece at the right time πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

I think A future indie classic would be these two imho

 By: Watchonthewrist : May 20th, 2022-13:45
Both iconic for the brands Enter text ...  

I completely agree …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 20th, 2022-22:12
Superb watches !

If Captain Kirk . . .

 By: Dr No : May 21st, 2022-15:55
. . . turns out to be a vintage guy, the Urwerk would be his grail. ...  

How right you are…

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-15:54
And fortunately you bagged both while they were still reasonably easily available πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

The Gronefeld Brothers have been on a roll

 By: NT931 : May 20th, 2022-14:44
And I think their 1941 Remontoire is a future classic, especially with all the dial variations they offered, whether plain or guilloche. And the wonderful movement of course! ...  

I couldn’t agree more.

 By: Timeout : May 20th, 2022-15:21
This watch is right in the β€œsweet spot” for being considered a classic. Enough of them made to get brand and model recognition, but not so ubiquitous that they are mainstream. I think of it as a classic already - can’t believe I didn’t jump on this until ... 

100% a future classic !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 20th, 2022-22:11

Another one of those fantastic pieces!

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-15:55
That might be very hard to source nowadays πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Josh Shapiro will be remembered

 By: Cozmopak : May 20th, 2022-15:05
As an important contributor to the American watchmaking scene in my opinion. ...  

It’s a powerful looking watch …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 20th, 2022-22:11
Surly a future classic.

Future generations of watch collectors will argue endlessly . . .

 By: Dr No : May 21st, 2022-22:23
. . . over who made the better 'California' dial.

Haha! Yes!

 By: Cozmopak : May 21st, 2022-22:26

Much appreciated!

 By: Cozmopak : May 22nd, 2022-16:18

perhaps my Cartier Santos Dumont in ice-blue dial with Arabic numerals...

 By: terbaboom : May 20th, 2022-15:29
and my Patek 5235G hopefully... have a great weekend everyone! ...  

Two very good choices !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 20th, 2022-22:10

thanks Captain!

 By: terbaboom : May 21st, 2022-03:29

The 5235 certainly deserves the honors…

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-15:56
If for nothing else for it’s innovative design πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Both are distinctly modern, especially the Patek . . .

 By: Dr No : May 22nd, 2022-16:39
. . . on account of its bi-level dial script, a design choice which seems to be proliferating. DornblΓΌth dials can be specified . . . . . . with sunken markers and dial script. A bit difficult to make out in this photo, but all the script and markers are ...  

Crystal balling and time travel 🧭

 By: Jp75 : May 20th, 2022-19:01
Very nice theme, like to play. Some of the classics of the future, crystal balling and time traveling all at once - and my thinking as to why: 1/ VC CdV because of his beauty as β€œreasonably sized” manual wind chrono: 2/ VC Traditionelle Traditionelle β€œArt...  

Indeed πŸ˜‰

 By: Jp75 : May 22nd, 2022-17:50

Red Sub πŸ‘

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 20th, 2022-22:09

No arguments here! . . .

 By: Dr No : May 21st, 2022-22:15
. . . all future vintage killers, especially the Cornes de Vache, which is already a classic. Art


 By: Jp75 : May 22nd, 2022-17:52
Dear count, Full agreement - was unsure at beginning but the SD43 had been growing on me. The red detailing is charming and reminiscent of past reds … and the slightly bigger size makes it more of a tool and less dress-y IMHO Best, Jerome

Three great vintage reissue choices…

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-15:57
That will most likely become classics in their own right, and the Traditionelle, which is one of those modern designs likely to become future classics πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»


 By: Jp75 : May 22nd, 2022-17:58
Two more pictures ! J ...  

Without a doubt …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 20th, 2022-21:48
A future classic !

Thanks! It pairs well with some current classic!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 20th, 2022-22:03
πŸ˜‰ ...  

Wow 🀩 …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 20th, 2022-22:08
That's a great shot !


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 20th, 2022-22:11

Great wrist shot dear Yacomino!! Guess we have…

 By: Subexplorer : May 21st, 2022-14:33
… a winning shot here!! Hagwe! Abel

Thanks. My new love! 😎😎😎

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 22nd, 2022-17:02

I hope you get it soon my friend. Cheers

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 22nd, 2022-12:53

And very fun to wear! 😎😎😎

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 22nd, 2022-15:23

Indeed! Cheers

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 22nd, 2022-15:49

For sure. Already a classic for my collection! lol

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 22nd, 2022-17:01

I daresay CK 859 is already . . .

 By: Dr No : May 22nd, 2022-01:00
. . . an instant classic. πŸ˜‡

Agreed πŸ‘

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-09:53

It sure looks like it! πŸ˜„

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 22nd, 2022-10:36

++++ 1 !!

 By: hs111 : May 22nd, 2022-16:55

Maybe ...

 By: diracpoint : May 20th, 2022-21:59
this one has some chance at becoming a future classic. Ultimately it's all in the eye of the beholder ... πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ ...  

Quite possibly πŸ‘

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 20th, 2022-22:09

A pity you didn't take that photo . . .

 By: Dr No : May 22nd, 2022-00:50
. . . at 12:50.

I definitely think it deserves it!

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-15:59
Such an interesting, innovative approach πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Have a good weekend!

 By: Ajas : May 21st, 2022-00:02
3706 Fliegerchronograph one of the last true tool pilot made by IWC. Hopefully would fit the theme! ...  

Collectors of IWC will definitely want one …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-09:53
Good call for our theme this weekend !

Most def!

 By: Andy_Mac : May 22nd, 2022-14:58
I’d like one, especially such a nice example! πŸ‘

IWC produces a fair share of pilots . . .

 By: Dr No : May 22nd, 2022-16:47
. . . so there's a better than good chance yours will end up as a future vintage classic. Art

Thank you!

 By: Ajas : May 22nd, 2022-22:35

Big congrats samwan! A legendary Rolex which …

 By: Subexplorer : May 21st, 2022-14:32
… already is a vintage classic today! Enjoy it so much! Cheers! Abel


 By: samwan : May 21st, 2022-23:49


 By: samwan : May 23rd, 2022-02:21
Got to post a wrist shot while I am still in a honeymoon

Quite possibly a future classic …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-09:48
I like your photo composition, well played !

My pleasure πŸ™β€¦

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-10:57
Hope you are enjoying a great weekend.

This theme rings a bell…

 By: shortys home : May 21st, 2022-13:30
… and leaves me no choice 😎 The 2005 Blancpain Flyback Split Second A’Toute Vitesse, reference 2086FA-1130, will likely stand the test of time and become a true classic. Cult status may very well be already established, at least for me πŸ˜‰ Cheers Henrik ...  

Wonderful choice dear Henrik! An stunning dial…

 By: Subexplorer : May 21st, 2022-14:30
A superb timepiece! It’s an strong candidate to became a classic!! Hagwe! Abel

Great photos Henrik ! …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-09:45
And a very cool choice of watch for our theme this weekend.

That dial close-up!

 By: Andy_Mac : May 22nd, 2022-16:29
Outstanding πŸ‘πŸ‘

A fantastic piece, Henrik!

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-16:43
And certainly one of the highlights of your collection πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» The only thing I was thinking might prevent a classic status is that at 12 pieces it might have been too limited for a wider appreciation πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Making it no less spectacular a piece for that πŸ‘πŸ» ... 

Dear Art, your DornblΓΌth certainly is a strong candidate!

 By: S F : May 21st, 2022-14:19
Some which I believe could make it as well... Rolex Sky Dweller. The brand has many cult classics in its Daytona, Sub, Sea Dweller, GMTM, etc.....the Sky D as the first annual calendar cannot be overlooked. Breguet La Tradition - going by the popularity s...  

Hello dear S F!! I see we choose similar watches!!

 By: Subexplorer : May 21st, 2022-14:28
And you add some wonderful additional candidates to become classics!! Great choices my friend!! Hagwe! Abel

My pleasure!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 22nd, 2022-12:55

The beholder whose eye is on your Breguet . . .

 By: Dr No : May 22nd, 2022-00:57
. . . is going to be a future classic, too. Just not as well preserved. πŸ™„ ...  

Good heavens ! …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-09:26
I’ve just spilt my tea 😳

All good choices …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-09:43
The Rolex Sky Dweller and Urwerk 103 must surely be future classics.

Now you have quite an eye for future classics, S F πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-16:30
All worthy contenders, most have arrived already πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Hello dear Art! A great challenging you bring here!

 By: Subexplorer : May 21st, 2022-14:25
Here my choices for future classics vintage in 20/30 years in the future : Omega presently offers many watches which could be candidates to became classic vintage. For example any of the watches belonging to the 2017 Omega Trilogy like the Speedmaster 195...  

Thank you so much dear Yacomino!!

 By: Subexplorer : May 21st, 2022-17:29
Glad you like my choices! Have a great weekend you too my friend! Cheers! Abel

Dear Abel yes we do think alike for the Breguet and Sky D!

 By: S F : May 22nd, 2022-07:12
Omega is doing the right stuff and having a strong run. The Trilogy pieces and the Moonshine are truly special my friend! πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

Hello dear friend S F! We certainly agree on these watches…

 By: Subexplorer : May 22nd, 2022-14:39
… and agree is making a great job. Let’s keep enjoying our watches!! Cheers! Abel

Four very good choices …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-09:24
The Moonshine is already becoming a sought after future classic. I had an interesting conversation with a respected β€œexpert” that without prompting said the same thing last week. Your Breguet looks very good in your photos. Have a great weekend dear frien... 

Thank you so much dear Captain for your kind comments.

 By: Subexplorer : May 22nd, 2022-14:42
Glad to know an expert thinks the same around the Moonshine! Guess this watch is a most collectible watch indeed. Nice to know you like the Breguet. A fascinating watch I feel. Hagwe dear friend! Abel

All the watches you posted are a dream for the future …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-14:44
Have a great weekend πŸ₯‚

While all are destined for classic status…

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-16:28
That 7027 really sings to me and is - even if based on historical precedent - a truly fresh piece at the same time πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Thank you so much for your kind comments dear KM!

 By: Subexplorer : May 22nd, 2022-22:08
Agree with you about the 7027. I’m honeymooning with it! So lovely piece I feel! Cheers! Abel

Thanks again dear KM! Appreciate your kind greetings so much. Yes, this 7027 has arrived just a few weeks ago after several years of...

 By: Subexplorer : May 23rd, 2022-16:36
... Haunting my horological soul. It seems that the stars aligned to make possible its arrival to my collection. Have a nice week ahead my friend! Cheers!

Remarkable seeing two SkyDwellers . . .

 By: Dr No : May 22nd, 2022-16:56
. . . submitted this week. And the 60th anniversary models from Omega will, I think, in the fullness of time be viewed as a turning point of sorts for the brand in bringing back homages as faithful as possible to their forbears. Hope you're having a relax... 

Agree with you dear Art. It’s wonderful to view two Sky Dwellers indeed.

 By: Subexplorer : May 22nd, 2022-22:00
Also agree with your point on Omega superb homages to models of the past. I’m glad to read you are enjoying a relaxed Sunday!! Best cordial regards to you!! Cheers! Abel

Thanks a lot for your kind comments dear HS!

 By: Subexplorer : May 22nd, 2022-22:01
We share the love for Breguet as well! Another coincidence my dear friend! Hagwe! Abel

You are very welcome !.. And I have to say, that from.:

 By: hs111 : May 23rd, 2022-13:17
.. week to week I’m always looking forward to your choices, comments and your own examples ! - A real pleasure my dear friend and again have a very good week !! Best, hs

Thank you Chronometer…

 By: Andy_Mac : May 22nd, 2022-06:54
… I can, as always return the compliment with your wonderful choices too! 🍻


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 22nd, 2022-12:55

The hype will be long forgotten by then . . .

 By: Dr No : May 21st, 2022-22:38
. . . but the appeal will linger forever. πŸ‘‘


 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 22nd, 2022-07:27

I’ve tried quite a few times to capture the dial..

 By: Andy_Mac : May 22nd, 2022-16:31
…and until now failed to do it justice. Glad you like the shots! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

This I would say will definitely be a future vintage.

 By: KCLQMULKU : May 21st, 2022-23:07
Finally managed to change the rather boring dark brown strap. πŸ˜† ...  

Oh absolutely!

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 22nd, 2022-00:20


 By: KCLQMULKU : May 22nd, 2022-09:51

Thank you so much Abel!

 By: KCLQMULKU : May 22nd, 2022-09:51

Always my pleasure! Cheers!

 By: Subexplorer : May 22nd, 2022-14:43

A strap can certainly a watch transform…

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-16:26
Great choice πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Many thanks! :))

 By: KCLQMULKU : May 22nd, 2022-16:58
Feels like a new watch again. πŸ˜†

Colour shemes

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 21st, 2022-23:09
Colour shemes were and will always be a criterion for classics, past or future. Glued on my wrist since the day I got it. Cordially Moritz Wow ... look at that tan! 😎 ...  


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 22nd, 2022-10:37

Steve . . .

 By: Dr No : May 22nd, 2022-01:02
. . . would approve! ...  

You make a very good point about colours …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-09:15
and this watch has all the hallmarks of that principle. I think this is a great wrist shot. Well played dear friend !

Thank you, dearest Captain. It was love at first sight with this one, that turned into an endless honey moon.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 22nd, 2022-09:41
But I should use its 80 h power reserve and wear the others also in rotation 😊. Have a good Sunday, dear friend.

The full set ! …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-09:57
The watch, strap and shirt combo is perfect. Keep enjoying it and enjoy life to the full my dear friend πŸ₯‚

In terms of color matching - almost impossible to beat πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-16:25
Great combination indeed πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Too kind, dear KMII πŸ™!

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 22nd, 2022-16:27

Four for the future …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-11:13
Hello Art and friends ! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Future classics, quite possibly … Cartier will surely have a place in future collections... Omega CK 859 has all the hallmarks … Habring already have a place in my heart … Finally, Moser shines …...  

Thank you πŸ™ …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-14:18
The Cartier has a steel case and gold bezel 🀩

Looks elegant and classy!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 22nd, 2022-15:22

Great selection you are sharing here dear Captain!

 By: Subexplorer : May 22nd, 2022-14:48
I’m with you that this four superb watches are strong candidates to become classic vintage! The Santos is truly awesome! Keep enjoying them so much! Hagwe Abel

Classy! πŸ‘

 By: Andy_Mac : May 22nd, 2022-14:57
…and love the touch of that cherry πŸ’ with the Habring2 Lovely πŸ‘Œ

Thank you Andy πŸ™

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-16:29
Hope you have had a great weekend.

What a selection πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-16:24
The Moser, Omega and Cartier are undoubted - as for the Habring, classics for many of us here, and stealthy at the same time to the outside world πŸ₯·πŸ» πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Thank you πŸ™ ….

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-16:28
Stealthy is good πŸ‘

Not sure a single piece in my small selection is destined to become a future classic…

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-12:24
I guess my so called taste works against me here πŸ˜‚ Let’s see if anything could come remotely close… The 1972 will always be an acquired taste but they may rise in popularity eventually, in a very limited way πŸ˜‰ And then there’s my first, the LUC Chrono One...  

That VC is a classic and an icon! Wow!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 22nd, 2022-13:22

For all of 100 or so people who went for one πŸ˜‰

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-16:17
While it has always been a grail for me a part of the production was destroyed as they couldn’t get them out at anything resembling reasonable pricing πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

I did not know that! Happy you got yours!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 22nd, 2022-16:22

You might recall that Richemont quietly announced that they would be destroying stock…

 By: KMII : May 23rd, 2022-04:44
Been a while but if I recall correctly M€300 or so worth. Times have changed somewhat since…

Guess the 1972 VC is already a classic dear frien KM!!

 By: Subexplorer : May 22nd, 2022-14:51
And the Chopard chrono has all the potential to became a classic too. Keep enjoying and loving them so much!! Cheers! Abel

That I very much intend to do 😊

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-16:18
Irrespective of whether they ever become popular or not on a broader basis πŸ‘πŸ»

That’s great!! I do the same with my own watches!

 By: Subexplorer : May 22nd, 2022-22:04
The way to go I feel! Cheers!!

The dial, the case shape, the golden ratio…

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-16:19
All do it for me but still did not make the piece popular when it was available - let’s see if that changes now πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»

That VC

 By: Andy_Mac : May 22nd, 2022-14:54
Wowza! πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well.. I happen to be somewhat late, but maybe not too late ,

 By: hs111 : May 22nd, 2022-14:05
MIH low key, unobtrusive charm Pretty cool stuff For me a modern Classic with Vintage potential - JLC Geophysic Universal Time Breguet 5817 Marine Breguet Ref 7337 - a fine GuillochΓ¨ & splendid on the wrist Triple Calendar by Breguet For me one of the...  

Strong πŸ’ͺ

 By: Andy_Mac : May 22nd, 2022-14:53

All strong candidates you are sharing here my dear friend HS!

 By: Subexplorer : May 22nd, 2022-15:40
All superb watches. I’m specially fond of your Breguet. Already a classic!! Have a beautiful weekend ahead!! Cheers! Abel

As always, my pleasure. Thanks a lot for…

 By: Subexplorer : May 22nd, 2022-22:05
… your kind good wishes. Same to you dear HS!! Cheers!

Your collection is rich in classics, current and future ones πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-16:21
The MIH will certainly be one, at least for a certain kind of collector, the others will certainly not have any issues convincing a wider audience πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Your Universal is a thought-provoking choice, h . . .

 By: Dr No : May 22nd, 2022-16:22
. . . and precisely the type of watch I was hoping to see appear this week. Under-the-radar yet clearly inspired by a designer versed in the classics. Good call!

The Dornblueth is truly superb πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

 By: KMII : May 22nd, 2022-15:39
The two Omegas are future / past classics for sure πŸ‘πŸ»

My future vintages ...

 By: Francis5 : May 22nd, 2022-15:54
Dufourgraph Too Much RD monopusher De Bethune Perpetual DB15ST Roth Retro RD Skeleton ...  

Thx very much 😊

 By: Francis5 : May 23rd, 2022-00:44