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Vintage watch and jewelry collecting can be a minefield. Let’s just put that out there for a second. With so much attention being drawn by estate jewelry and vintage watches along with the hottest. The most demanding vintage market still reaching its peak today. It’s easy to get burned. As the golden era of manufacturing and design a continues wane down across several fronts. A new generation finds itself increasingly ravenous for these proverbial time capsules dripping with mid-century, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco Period design appeal. Sadly, getting what you pay for and finding yourself in a trustworthy dealers’ circle is becoming increasingly difficult. Nevertheless, the good guys are still out there and that presence is exactly what you need to put your mind at ease.

Completely Restored 14k Hamilton Classic Bracelet/Watch

Completely Restored 14k Hamilton Classic
Completely Restored 14k Hamilton Classic Bracelet/Watch

Vintage Watches – Patek Philippe Calatrava

Since 1980, Gray and Sons has served the watch collecting and jewelry community with the utmost care and dedication. It’s no different when it comes to estate jewelry and vintage watches. With watches, the first point of concern for every piece that comes through our doors is authenticity. This is important, as vintage timepieces are usually tampered with and even “frankensteined” over the course of several decades. With their combined experience of over 150 years. Our Swiss trained, certified watchmakers put every timepiece through a rigorous multi-point inspection. Complete any necessary servicing before they can even hit the display cases.

Patek Philippe Calatrava (Circa 1955)
Patek Philippe Calatrava (Circa 1955)

Etre Fireflies Vintage Pin

Another issue with vintage buying is the problem concerning cryptic ads and shady auctions that are littering the internet. Every vintage piece sold by Gray and Sons is carefully cataloged, photographed, and listed on our site. These items are in our stock and in our possession, which is something you don’t get from other dealers. That will often blindly drop ship watches or fine jewelry from the other side of the world. On top of that. Our beautiful showroom in sunny Miami Beach (across from the Bal Harbour shop) is constantly receiving estate jewelry along with new and vintage timepieces for you to view and handle in person.

Erte Fireflies Sterling Silver & 14k-Plated Pin
Erte Fireflies Sterling Silver & 14k-Plated Pin

At Gray and Sons, there’s never any confusion. Just a team of a dedicated watch and jewelry specialists to help you along every step. Even if you’ve been collecting luxury timepieces or estate jewelry for a while. Vintage is a totally different ballgame and we’re here to make sure you have the best experience possible. So if you’ve found yourself eyeballing a specific vintage timepiece, cameo, brooch, or even pocket watch on our site or in our monthly catalog. Be sure to give us a call or stop by our showroom. It’s important to see these vintage pieces in person and our experts will gladly give you the necessary background on any vintage item we have available.