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Matthew Bain was recently interviewed for a segment on the BBC World Service's The Why Factor. You can hear Matthew a few times beginning at the 14:00 minute mark until about 15:30. Check it out!

Watches have been an indicator of status since their invention. Mike Williams asks why.
There are grails, and there are grails. The reference 2499 from Patek
Philippe, part of the incredible lineage of perpetual calendar chronographs
(explained by us in detail here) is, well, kinda the end game. It's larger
than the early 1518 and later 3970, and more classically designed than the
5970, and above all else, it's still vintage, with a production that began
in the 1950s. Today, we caught wind of a 2499 for sale, but it's a special
one. Not only is it in mint condition, but it also happens to be one of
only a very few examples from the second series made in rose gold. You
likely don't know what that means, but to us, we think it might just be the
most expensive wristwatch ever listed for sale by a dealer on the internet.
We hope the holidays are treating everyone well so far. In our
Post-Christmas What's Selling Where round-up, we bring you three very
different grail chronographs plus the most insanely beautiful Rolex
Datejust any of us have ever seen. These watches are the real deal, people.
We'll be very honest with you. The following post and photo report might be
a little overwhelming to many of you – at least if you fancy a decent
vintage watch. This one is downright pornographic.

Matthew Bain has been in vintage watches for decades. He's seen it all, and
sold it all. Whe...
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Lecoultre DeepSea.... New Version & 1960's Version Side by Side

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Great article on @hodinkee this morning featuring our set up at the Miami Beach Antique Show. Take a look.…/vintage-watch-spotting-the-miami-…

Late last week, I hopped a plane down to Miami to hang out with some friends at the Miami Beach Antique Show . For those who don't know, this is one of the biggest antique and art shows in the country, if not the world, and it also attracts its fair share of vintage watch collectors and dealers...

Matthew Bain Inc- 2012- Year In Review

Fine Watches by Matthew Bain

Very Impressive Result on Wirelug eBay for Seiko Quartz Astron. $8,877! We don't sell Seiko often, but this thing is RARE! First Quartz watch ever made and it is mint. If you haven't already seen it, take a look.…

Vintage Seiko Quartz Astron 18K Yellow Gold Watch Circa 1970s 35-9000 in Jewelry & Watches, Watches, Wristwatches | eBay

We Just Posted Three Killer No Date Subs, Check this one out

Wow!!! This is an extremely attractive Rolex Submariner ref: 5512 from the late 1970s. The patina of the luminescent markers has a beautiful orange tone. This particular model has the maxi dial where the markers are slightly larger than the markers of a normal 5512. The watch is in excellent co...
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5513/5517 Military Sub. I try to wear without worry. This watch has been through war, it can handl...

We got a nice mention in Aprils GQ. Check it out.…/wear-…/201204/how-to-buy-vintage-watches

Take a classic timepiece, add a few decades' worth of patina, and you've got a watch that's always in style. Here's how to jump into the vintage game without getting gamed

Setting up day 2 of Miami beach antique show. Come see us in booth 3013

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