Links Page for Alan's Vintage

Watch and watch-related websites

Chicago watch repair and jewelry repair - Frank's Jewelry in Lakeview, est. 1948
K-seiya Japanese Watches Seiko Citizen other Japan only watches, Bambi straps, more.
Lorraine's Vintage Watches  in BC, collection of vintage watches, elegant ladies' & more
WatchForum  by Kevin. Forums, info, links, pictures.
Dive Watch Forum: By Marc. Discussion of dive watches.
WatchNet and Timezone: Posts, useful info, watch trading.  Any questions, someone ususally can answer.
TZ Vintage Watch Forum: for questions about vintage watches.
NAWCC wrist and pocket watch questions: ask here. Choice of many forums
Watchzone and Watchuseek  "World Watch Resource. Time is about to change...".
British Horological Institute
Bob Tascione Repair Site for learning how to repair watches.
Tony's Watchfreaks in Sweden, lot about watches, page also in Swedish.
Watch it!   Dutch "e-zine" containing lots useful watch information and links.
World Time  This Australian site tells you the exact time, anywhere in the world.
Unknown Watch Site, Dedicated to "no-name" watch wonders! Helmut & Philip in Austria.
LED Watch appreciation site. Juergen in Germany pays homage to the LED...
Swiss Watches by Chris. Excellent source of info on Swiss watches.
Gruen Watch History by Paul. Extensive researched history of Gruen.
OysterCult: site dedicated to military wristwatches, by Saad in Paris
Grand Seiko history of this Japanese watch, by K-seiya.
Marc's Watch Gallery. Dive and other nice watches.
The Watch Guy: Kevin, watch collector, and hobbyist. Repair info, watches, company info
Dutch Watch Enthusiast website, by Henrick..

Watch Seller Sites and Manufacturer Sites
Disclaimer: there is no "official" endorsement of any of these sites. Some I have bought from, most I have not. Before buying any watch, make your own investigation into the reliability of the enterprise.

Gisbert A. Joseph: Gisbert (in Spain) has some of the finest vintage watches on the web, or probably anywhere. You won't get them cheap, for good reason. Worth looking at the pictures at the very least. Many of them seem to be "new old stock" - never used watches which sat in jewelers' cabinets for half a century. Gisbert has the goods.
Girard's in Michigan has a good selection of vintage watches. Nice, affordable pieces. .
Northern Time Canada's premier watch site. Good selection, check out their vintage Rolex..
Gold n Time allows you to search by price. They're in Wash. DC.
Hamilton Electric. All the info you need about the first battery-powered watch, by Rene
Wayne's Watch World  Malaysia. Mechanical Seiko (and others). Hard to find Asia market watches.
Carignan's Watch Repair, by Denis in New Hampshire. Lots of educ. info on site, too.
Atelier du Bracelet Parisien. French supplier of artisanal custom made watchstraps.
Westcoastime by Howard. Watches, and watch bands, NATO straps, Kevlar.
Timefactors  by Eddie in UK. Many watches, including fine military watches & NATO straps.
Clockworks.  Watch and clock tools, repairs, books, parts, supplies.
Time Antiques  Vintage watches from Singapore.
Armand's Timeless Treasures  Vintage watches, Scottsdale, Arizona
Collectors and Swap site for general things, some watches.
Working Antiques Selection of some wristwatches and museum.
Officine Panerai  New watches, Italian Dive.
ETA Ebauches SA  Swiss, consortium of watch movement makers.

Other non-watch websites.
Here are some creative places...

German vintage porcelain. Rosenthal, Melitta, Hutschenreuther, Thomas. 1950's 1960's 1970's.

Museum of World Music.. Site from BC Canada, with in-depth information, details, discussion and photographs all about huge variety of musical instruments from around the world.
Chicago Half Marathon . 2008, 2009
Michael J Krell. Clothing, denim, streetwear, outerwear, custom designer clothes, Japanese trends.
Ghost Frog Press. Jeff McNear, artist & printmaker linoleum block prints Chicago
Juun hwa ea. Photographer & Choreographer, New York, Beijing
London Pictures     London Underground
Melbourne Pictures

Remember, it's only a watch....