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Every Moment is a Memory

Dedicated to Customer Service

 

We bring the same customer service and dedication to all of our customers, regardless of the watch in question. 

 

DCVW doesn't have a cute name with an ampersand - we concentrate on what's important, namely, finding amazing vintage watches and providing outstanding service to our customers.

 

Unlike some other businesses, we don't look down on "lower end" Swiss and non-Swiss watches, or new arrivals to vintage watch collecting - we encourage all to be involved in the amazing pursuit of vintage horology. 

 

We want this amazing passion to continue, so reach out to us with questions, even if not in regards to our watches - we are at your service.

 

 

DCVW on The Smoking Tire, w/Spike Feresten

#496, January 2020

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Testimonials, Reviews, & Feedback

DCVW has great respect for classic mechanical movement timepieces - spanning from the 1950's through the 1990's - for the care taken during this period by Swiss, American, and Japanese watchmakers to ensure owners had a keepsake worthy of lasting decades (and longer), all at an affordable price.  

 

With a presence on the East Coast and Los Angeles, we strive to bring beautiful and interesting watches - the type people will undoubtedly notice on your wrist - to our discerning customers worldwide.  

Each one of the vintage watches we source for our clients has its own unique story to tell, which we do our best to tell - doing the research to find these stories is half the thrill of the vintage watch hunt, and we do it well. 

 

Browse our curated selection of exceptional vintage watches and prepare to be part of the next chapter of our watches - perfect for novice and veteran collectors alike, the watches we curate speak to what we all look for in a vintage timepiece, namely history, craftsmanship, and the allure of the uncommon.  Just keep in mind you don’t have to spend a fortune to have great style.

Our presence on both the East and West coasts allows us to immediately answer any questions about our watches for sale or your custom sourcing wishes - email us!

Don't take our word for it - our clients can provide more.  Witnessing the delight on a customer's face, above, when he opens up his package to receive his grail watch - in this instance an all original 1970s Seiko 6139 Pogue - makes our work worthwhile.  The gentleman's girlfriend reached out to us before the holidays, unbeknownst to him, and informed us she wanted to purchase the very same Pogue he had been lusting after (and requested we source for him).  She also asked us to string him along regarding time line (we did), so he would be surprised when he unwrapped his present Christmas day (he was!).  All so she could get him an amazing Christmas present he will remember for years to come - and adding another unique chapter to the history of the watch.
 

Need more on DCVW? Check out our appearances at watch shows and YouTube podcasts (and some interviews with Nick, our resident Seikoholic and social media guru), and more in below articles that feature DCVW:

GQ Magazine, "Why I Bought Bruce Lee's Watch," May 2021

PBS Antiques Roadshow, "Preview: Ronny Chieng's Vintage Watch Collection" (DCVW sourced the 6139 "Bruce Lee"), May 2021

Salon Prive Magazine, "Five Decades, Five Affordable Chronographs," March 2021

StrapsCo Survey, "Top 40+ Sites for Vintage Watch Lovers: DC Vintage Watches," August 2020

The Time Bum, "District Time 2019 Wrap-Up by DCVW," October 2019

VoyageLA, "Meet Nicholas of DC Vintage Watches in Long Beach," July 2019

The Time Bum, "District Time 2018 Wrap-Up by DCVW," October 2018

Gear Patrol, "Found: Three Vintage Watches Under $500 - Kickstart Your Vintage Watch Habit," August 19, 2018

YouTube, "Watch & Listen: The History and Watches of (TAG) Heuer," Episode 29, August 2018

The Time Bum, "Bulova Accutron Astronaut GMT," July 2018

YouTube, "Vintage Seiko! | 1971 Seiko 6119-6400 "Saucer" Automatic Sports Diver Show And Tell," July 2018

YouTube, "Watch & Listen: Collecting Vintage Seiko," Episode 22, June 2018

The Time Bum, "Interview: DC Vintage Watches," June 2018

Clockwork Synergy, "Collaborations: Local Watch Enthusiast," January 2016

Hodinkee, "National Institute of Health Study: Yes, People Who Wear Watches Are Superior Humans" May 2020

"Wow, I’m speechless.  This watch exceeded my expectations in every regard.  Again, thank you for your patience, diligence and over the top customer service and communication answering all of my questions (there were a lot!).  I never could have sourced this watch in this condition on my own. It is pristine and exactly what I hope for, and I look forward to enjoying it for years to come.  Again, thank you for all of your efforts. Until next time!"

"Beautiful vintage watch I have enjoyed wearing, and your company was a delight to work with."

"Perfect and shipped fast. The only place I buy vintage watches!"

"Superb and outstanding…great services. 100% recommend."

"Your site is very dangerous... so many awesome timepieces!"

"Excellent & minty, with very fast delivery... Thank you!"

"Superb quality at an excellent price, and fast delivery too!"

"Excellent vintage Seiko 6139. Will buy more!! Thank you!!"

"Beautiful watch true to description, I 100% recommend."

"Awesome!  Watch came super quick and in perfect condition!"

"Amazing watch.  Great communication and super quick shipping."

 

"Came in 2 days to CT.  Exactly like the pictures, perfect condition!"

"Excellent shipping speed, item arrived well packaged. Excellent!"

"You are a dangerous acquaintance because you make cool watches magically appear."

"Vintage Tissot watch, flawless international sale.  Recommended!"

"This is an awesome company to purchase from. I will purchase again!"

"The watch exceeded my expectations. It looks better than the pictures."

 

"Repeat customer; extremely satisfied; accurate description; fast shipping."

"DC Vintage Watches has some very cool inventory. Great communication too!"

"Pleasure doing business with DC Vintage Watches, great communication, thanks!!!"

"Awesome watch, awesome seller. Exceptional customer service. Thank you so much!"

 

"Better than the pics suggested. Really happy. Packed really well in special box!"

 

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VoyageLA Magazine Interview, "Meet Nick of DC Vintage Watches"

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DCVW in the Top 40+ Sites for Vintage Watch Lovers

DCVW on the Tony Kornheiser Show,

"OK, Let's Start the Show Now"

@ 5:26 Mark

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DCVW Featured on PBS' Antiques Roadshow, w/Ronny Chieng

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