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The term “Super Compressor” is one that is quite often misused as lots of people associate Super Compressor (SC) with any watch that has dual crowns and an internal rotating bezel, however, it is actually a trademarked name for specific cases made by the manufacturer Ervin Piquerez S.A. (EPSA) who designed and patented a case with a spring-loaded case back, which means that the deeper you go with the watch, the better it seals.
I have found myself constantly questioning why some people would end up paying, sometimes, way over the odds for watches which could be bought from a retailer such as ourselves for similar if not less money and include better assurances and returns policies to say the least.
Clearly intrepidity was sewn into the watch brand from its very beginnings, and we are truly lucky to be in possession of an example that couldn’t run closer to the heartline of the company. A watch with a documented history of travel and adventure, retired now from active duty and proudly boasting the battle scars of its past.
Every watch has a story to tell, of course, some are far more sedate than others, but nonetheless, part of the utter joy in collecting and wearing vintage watches is the life they have previously had and the part of the tapestry you become as the current owner, which is one of the reasons watches make such wonderful heirlooms.
It's another (very) mixed bag for you today, from a rare Luftwaffe straight from the skies of WW2, steeped in history and with bags of provenance, to a beautiful Cartier Ballon Bleu, a selection of Rolex and Patek classics, and a funky Omega Dynamic with a rare cross-hair dial. It's all there!
We are proud to offer a huge range of preowned watches, from beautifully preserved military watches steeped in history to modern, vintage, dress and sports watches, each expertly sourced to ensure the integrity of our entire collection. We offer friendly, transparent and non-pushy expertise to help you find your perfect watch - from a choice of all of the popular mainstream brands as well as lesser-known, more boutique offerings.
We have thrown in a curveball with a Creation dive watch, boasting a striking chequered flag dial, and a much sought-after Seamaster 300 'Thin Bezel', amongst other pieces from our latest acquisitions. As usual, you are first in the know, so if anything piques your interest, please get in touch.
It's a beautifully concise collection this week watch lovers as the VWS team is enjoying a little summer break, however, we do have five fantastic watches to tickle your tastebuds. From a beautiful vintage Omega to a tantalizing Tag with a customized Zenith El Primero chronograph movement, and a super retro 'panda' chrono from Camy - it might be a short list, but by golly it's sweet!
This week is a very mixed bag, from the super modern Milgauss with its zesty orange accents and lightening bolt hand, to the charismatic military offerings from Hamilton, Buren, Smiths and Record - we have even thrown a Bond Esque Night Diver From TAG Heuer in there too - there is plenty to go at.