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Vintage Watches

What You Should Know When Buying Vintage Watches

Part of the charm of vintage watches is their uniqueness and individual backstories. In recent years, we have seen a lot of growth in the community that surrounds these timeless timepieces. This is exciting news as it means that there are more pieces on the market, giving you a better selection than ever before.

However, because there are more vintage watches on the market, there are now a lot of imitation and modified pieces out there as well.

We want to help you make an informed decision on your purchase and get what you pay for. After 135 years in the business, we know that being trustworthy and transparent is the only way to guarantee customer satisfaction. 

With this in mind, we have compiled a list of tips and things to look for in any vintage watch before you make a purchase. We hope that it will help you in avoiding bad deals both online and in person and will bring you one step closer to finding a perfect vintage timepiece for your collection.

4 Vintage Watches Worn By Don Draper on Mad Men

 Don Draper is not only a force in the advertising world in the hit show "Mad Men," but he's also incredibly stylish with his choice of accessories.

Artistic directors for the TV show put some serious thought into Draper's fashion on the show. Each watch that Draper wears throughout the seasons accurately represents his career's standing and the most current styles at the time. This was no coincidence. 

As Draper progresses in his career, his watch choices evolve with him. Each watch was very relevant at the time and said a lot about him as a character. Don Draper, always a mysterious man, revealed very little about himself in the beginning of the show. However, his fashion choices definitely made a statement. 

Today, these vintage watches can still be purchased at many jewelers or antique retailers. So, if you want to achieve the effortless style of Don Draper, here are some examples of vintage watches that he wore throughout the seasons that can inspire your next watch purchase:

5 "Timeless" Pre-Owned & Vintage Watches For Men

Pre-owned and vintage watches are often a great value because most of the time you are getting a watch that runs as if it's still brand new at a price that is easier on your wallet.

I've talked to many people who didn't understand that used or vintage watches could work just as well as new watches. There are definitely advantages to buying both, but a vintage or pre-owned watch doesn't mean that it has to be low quality or broken. 

Not to mention, these watches stand out much more than buying a brand new watch today. You are getting a watch that is a little more unique and that has its own charm and personality.

If you're interested in buying a pre-owned or vintage watch, we have a wide variety of watches for you to choose from. However, keep in mind that there is only one version of each watch. So, if you find one you like, you'll need to act fast! 

Here are 5 "timeless" pre-owned vintage watches for men that you can currently find at a Long's store: