Watch photography


Original Omega Constellation Auto Chronometer Vintage Watch from c1961

Omega Automatic Chronometer, Constellation

Omega Constellation

Omega Crown

Omega Automatic Movement

This is an all original Omega Constellation Chronometer dating from 1961. It has a 24 jewel automatic calibre 551 movement. It has a stainless steel case with the original signed Omega crown. The batons on the dial are gold-plated, each with a black enamel stripe through the center. The case is 33.6mm wide excluding the crown and 43mm from lug to lug. A beautiful looking vintage timepiece after 50 years.

Images © Bip Mistry 2011

Rolex Perpetual

Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Rolex use a steel called 904L for making the Rolex Perpetual watch cases due to its anti-corrosive feature.
There is a video on the Rolex site showing the case production process.

Image © Bip Mistry 2011

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust – Legendary Watch

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust

Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust signed crown

Rolex Oyster Perpetual automatic movement

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust auto movement

An amazing looking stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, one of the most popular gents Rolex watches along with the Rolex Daydate, also worn by ladies who prefer a large dial.

The watch has a ‘certified chronometer’ which means it has been tested by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC). COSC was set up in 1973 as an independent Swiss organisation that certifies a chronometer under strict conditions which include different positions and temperatures.

Images photographer © Bip Mistry 2011

Omega vintage watch: macro watch photography

Calibre number on a vintage Omega watch

Omega reference number on the movement

Signed crown on an Omega watch

Omega signature on a vintage dial

The calibre number on the movement, in this case ‘265’ will help to establish the quality of the movement. Quite often the presence of a calibre number suggests the movement is of a higher quality than a standard movement. The reference number helps to date the watch to the year of manufacture. There are websites where watch enthusiasts and dealers have put up reference number details. The watch manufacturer can also supply details. An original signed crown adds value to a vintage watch.

Images © Bip Mistry 2011

Zenith vintage watch

Zenith vintage watch

Zenith watch

Zenith outside back

Zenith watch movement

Zenith inside back

Zenith 18ct gold vintage watch with fixed lugs, luminous hand,  seconds subdial at 6 0 clock and a hinged back.

Photographs © Bip Mistry 2011

Rolex Oysterdate Super Oyster Precision vintage watch

Rolex Oysterdate Precision

Rolex Oysterdate Precision – movement

A 1952 Rolex Oysterdate (Super Oyster) [model reference no. 6144] with red centre seconds hand, date in red, and a mid-size stainless steel screwback case. The crown is original and signed. The Swiss made 17 jewel movement is adjusted to two positions,  has a patented superbalance and is signed Rolex.

Images © Bip Mistry 2011

Ulysse Nardin 1960s classic vintage watch

Ulysse Nardin stainless steel watch

Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin automatic movement

Ulysse Nardin movement

Stainless steel inside back

Swiss made, Ulysse Nardin stainless steel gents watch with an automatic movement. Circa 1960’s. The watch has a quick set date adjuster. The inside back signed ‘Locle’, denoting the origins of the Ulysse Nardin brand.

Trebex Vintage Watch

Trebex trench watch


Trebex, late 1940’s 9 carat rose pink watch with Swiss movement, non magnetic and fancy lugs.


Photography by Bip ©2011

Breitling chronograph

Breitling chronograph

This steel Breitling chronograph watch has been stolen.

© Bip Mistry 2010

Jaeger LeCoultre vintage watch


Jaeger-LeCoultre outside back

A couple of images to end 2010 with. A delightful 1960’s Jaeger-Le Coultre ladies vintage watch, a backwinder, in solid 18ct gold.

Photo 2010 © Bip Mistry