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Contemporary vs Vintage

Contemporary watches or vintage watches? That has always been a problem for many who wants to invest in watches. In this article, let's take a look at the pros and cons of contemporary watches and vintage watches. Hopefully, this article will help you arrive a better decision on what kind of watches you would like to invest in.


Firstly, there are many pros and cons to consider when we are comparing these two types of watches. The price of the watches, reliability, styles, features and et cetera. Well, you understand what I'm trying to get at. 


New watches has a broad range of price and tastes, some new watches are even portrayals of classic vintage watches with a touch of modern taste. Contemporary watches are widely available and are typically the most trendiest thing.


However, the resale value of these watches will continuously drop, this applies to even the most expensive watches. So, just know once you walk out of the shop with that trendy watch in your hand, its resale value will just drop. Bummer, right? 

Whereas, as compared to vintage watches, its resale value will increase based on the demand. There's just something remarkable about vintage watches, which makes it so desirable by many. It could be the history behind it, the enigmatic charm it has, the fun behind collecting it, who knows? 


Vintage watches, while they are truly exceptional especially with the history behind it, they are a hassle to maintain. They are riddled with issues, meaning that frequent replacements are needed. Sigh, what a pity.

On the other hand, contemporary watches are made with the latest technologies and they would only need replacements every now and then. 



Now, this topic is hard to make an advice on, since everyone has their own unique style and taste. Thus, just think about your kind of style. Do you tend to lean towards antique items or modern items? 

However, since vintage watches require regular servicing, it can be pretty expensive. Hence, another alternative is to find modern designs which capture the perfect vintage look. 

At the end of the day, there is no true advice on style for every individual. Experimenting and widening your horizons is the best way to find your kind of style. So, go out into the world and find your style!


Modern watches have more improved features as compared to vintage watches. For example, vintage watches have waterproof cases, however, they aren't as advanced as compared to modern watches.


Hence, in order to own a vintage watch, it requires a lot of maintenance and you need to take care of your vintage watches really well, especially in an urban society. 

In addition to that, you will need to manually wind for most vintage watches as compared to contemporary watches which do not need it. 

At the end of the day, vintage or contemporary? It is ultimately your choice!

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