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DCVW in GQ, 2023
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Antiques Roadshow and Ronny Chieng and DC Vintage Watches

DCVW on PBS' Antiques Roadshow, w/Ronny Chieng


Let DCVW Source Your Next Vintage Watch

DCVW has decades of experience in the vintage watch business, and with this, the experience and network to find your next vintage acquisition.  Although we specialize in vintage Seiko, Omega, and Heuer, we have experience with a wide variety of vintage watch brands - try us! 

We’re here for you from the moment you begin your search to the moment when we reach out with full details and pictures of the vintage watch we curated, just for you.  We know all too well that giddy feeling when "The One" is found - our team of customer service professionals love watches just like you!  We will always take our work with aplomb, but we got into this first and foremost because it’s fun.

Let us know what - in as full of detail as possible - you would like us to source for you via email at and we will comb our network for you, and provide a reasonable price range for the vintage watch you're seeking. 

For this service, we ask a non-refundable $100 fee for watches under $1,000, and a $150 fee for watches over $1,000.  This fee will be credited to the final purchase price, when we - and we will - find the vintage watch you are seeking. 

​​The watch we source for you will be fully functional, telling good time, and, of course, all original - no fake parts!  That said, "all original" means the watch itself will be original, and not the accompanying bracelet unless stated as such.  If DCVW assesses the sourced watch requires a full service when we source it, we will perform this.

Most vintage watches take anywhere from one to three months to source, and sometimes longer (after all, there is a finite supply).  Once we source your watch, we will provide detailed pictures for you to approve - if you don't like it, we continue the search.

The vintage watch market fluctuates, and more difficult to find watches may take longer to source - and your quoted price range may increase or decrease depending on the timeline length, popularity of watch, and other economic factors out of our control - while its rare for a price quote to be inaccurate, it does happen occasionally.

The sourcing fee you pay is a good faith measure for a service we provide - DCVW spending time and effort to conduct research and searches (usually involving travel throughout the DC and LA areas); if you source the watch on your own, the fee is forfeit.  As well, we will only source the watch to fit the parameters you tell us - if we track down a vintage watch and you refuse it for a reason you didn't inform us about before we started the search (ie: you wanted an example with original bracelet), the fee is also forfeit.

​Sourcing exact month/year birthday watches are separate from this, as these take more time, depending on watch in question - and can take as long as six months to a year to find, if not longer.


Due to the unique nature of source requests, we do not offer returns at this time on watches sourced for our customers, except on rare occasions. 

Want to dive in and have us source your next watch?  Send us an email with what you're seeking either via our website or at

Two important caveats:

1) For liability reasons, we cannot offer our assessment on the authenticity of watches not sold by us;

2) We source only full watches, and do not source parts - either internal (movements) or external (bezels, bracelets, etc).

DCVW in GQ and the Seiko 6139 Bruce Lee

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DCVW in the Hollywood Reporter with Ronny Chieng and his True Bruce Lee
DCVW in the Hollywood Reporter with Ronny Chieng and his True Bruce Lee
DCVW in the Hollywood Reporter with Ronny Chieng and his True Bruce Lee
DCVW on The Red Carpet with Ronny Chieng and the True Bruce Lee

GQ: As collectors discover the Seiko 7016 ‘Monaco’, prices are climbing – and fast

DCVW in Hodinkee with Ronny Chieng and his True Bruce Lee
Nicholas Gonzalez and his DCVW Seiko 6139

DCVW on The Smoking Tire, w/Spike Feresten #496, January 2020

Linkin Park's Joe Hahn and his Seiko Pogue
Ki Hong Lee and his DCVW Seiko Cevert 6139
Rutledge Wood and his DCVW Seiko Deep Blue 6139
Christina Chang and her Omega Speedmaster Watch

DCVW on The Smoking Tire, Ep. 723 (April 2022)

DCVW in Hodinkee with Randall Park
DCVW in Hodinkee with Randall Park
DCVW in Hodinkee with Randall Park
DCVW and Will Yun Lee and his Seiko Bruce Lee
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