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The holiday season is among us, and the deadline for gifts is quickly approaching. We recently released our Holiday Jewelry Catalog where we have a ton of fantastic, sparkling, pieces ready to be worn.

Now what do you get for someone who doesn’t really wear jewelry, or for that guy that has everything he already needs or wants? Don’t worry, we have you covered. That’s where a great watch comes in.  Watches are versatile, classic, and they create a lasting memory for years to come.

We’ve put together a list of perfect pre-owned watches, in various price ranges, for both him and her. These watches make a perfect gift now, and in years to come when its time to pass them down to the next wearer.

For Her

Omega Constellation

The Omega Constellation is a perfect addition to any women’s wrist.  Omega has been creating luxurious Constellation watches since the mid 1950’s. This women’s watch is no different, it continues to show the commitment to creating unique watches, even after the collection was re-designed in 2009.

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The design of this Constellation is inherently a dress watch.  The models with a mother-of-pearl dial and diamond bezel makes this watch perfect for any occasion- casual or formal.

A unique feature on this watch is the Constellation case back.  As with other watches, this case back features an engraved observatory and stars. At the bottom of the dial, you’ll find homage to the Constellation line with the iconic star at 6 o’clock.  Also on the front of the case you’ll find the four “claws,” definitive of the Constellation model.

Patek Philippe Twenty~4 & Calatrava

The Twenty~4 was originally launched in 1999, and is a modern interpretation of the Gondolo model for women.  Patek Philippe created the model for the refined, active woman of today’s world. The sleek rectangular 25mm case features a slight curvature to slide perfectly onto her wrist to remain comfortable throughout the day.

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Designed to be worn for any occasion, the diamond bezel and crisp “timeless white” dial make this watch versatile.  The Twenty~4 is also outfitted with 10 diamond hour markers and gold applied Roman numerals. The quartz movement of this watch also makes it easy for her to wear without worrying about winding.

The Calatrava is another example of Patek Philippe style with pure lines and elegant style. The ladies calatrava models are refined and subtle on the wrist. They are slightly smaller than the men’s version and feature a beautiful diamond bezel.

Rolex Datejust

The Rolex Datejust was originally released in 1945 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rolex corporation. Since then, the watch has undergone very few changes, but can now be found in ladies sizes.  The smaller sizes lend themselves to fitting perfectly on a women’s wrist without becoming uncomfortable or heavy.

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Although the Datejust is smaller at 26mm to 36mm, it lends itself to be a perfect daily wear, even those models with a mother of pearl dial and diamond hour markers. The smaller size is comfortable and unobtrusive.

For Him

Breitling Navitimer 01

The Navitimer 01 is a larger than life chronograph.  This sporty watch is perfect for the active man and for someone who loves watches.  This modern version maintains many of the classic features found in the original model released in 1952.

This iconic watch is 46mm with a stainless steel case surrounding a black dial. This black dial is completed with a circular slide rule and bright white chronograph subdials. The watch screams aviation and all things flight.  The slide rule allows the wearer, or pilot, to complete all major calculations of rates and averages during flight to be performed on the wrist during flight.

This self-winding automatic watch features an exhibition caseback for you to see the movement. While this watch is larger at 46mm, it wears comfortably and doesn’t sit too high on a wrist.

Rolex Submariner

A sporty yet dressy option for the modern man is the Rolex Submariner. The 16610 version features aluminum inserts while the 116610 has a ceramic (Cerachrom) bezel. No matter the model of the Submariner, they all carry the same prestigious history.

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The Submariner is robust and functional. This sports watch is one of the most iconic Rolex models, distinctive with large luminescent hour markers and Oyster bracelet. Even the most recent releases of this watch, launched in 1953, still align firmly with the original design. The watch was designed for divers and is water resistant to 300m.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time

The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time is sporty but is designed with luxury in mind.  The Dual Time has been a staple in the Vacheron Constantin collection for many years.

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This watch sits comfortably on the wrist and is only 42mm in a rose gold case.  This watch is finished to the highest of standards with hand polishing.  The silver dial houses a power reserve indicator, GMT and day and night indicator.  All of the functions are easily read and a superbly laid out dial.

This watch features substance, style and warmth all combined into one along with the versatility to be worn formally or with sporty style.

Don’t delay on these fantastic pieces! Our pre-owned inventory is constantly rotating and these watches won’t last long. Be sure to check out our entire pre-owned inventory for additional models and any new watches we’re adding. Its still not too late to order any of these, or our other fantastic pre-owned pieces.

We provide free overnight shipping. That means if you’re a procrastinator (like many people are with holiday shopping) you have up until the 20th for delivery in time for Christmas.

About Emily Smith
Newbie to watches but a quick learner. She loves the history of watches and loves learning how they work. She prefers Rolex and Omega watches but is learning the history behind other brands. Her watches of choice right now are her vintage Omega Ladymatic that is a mere 19mm and her newest addition, a 1973 Rolex Oyster with a navy dial. While she enjoys the look of vintage watches, she is excited to learn about new models and build her collection.

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