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    At what point is it a classic?

    Here is my Speedy Pro. It has the display back so the plastic bit was exchanged for a brass bridge. Got the watch almost 15 years ago, so it by itself is not vintage. But the look sure is.

    So at what point can it be vintage?



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    OK
    Classic - the Speedy certainly is :-)
    A much homaged, easily recognisable design with a unique history
    Iconic? Imo, that word should just be used for these
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    Vintage - not an *official* descriptor of age with a precise time limit (unlike antique) but generally agreed to be over 15 years old. So 90s watches are OK
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    Vintage is for when the page of history has turned, Classic for when the page of history could have turned...but there the watch is, still dominating its field, still looking fresh.

    How does that sound?

    And you could double-check an estimation by looking at watches that copy its design: if they look retro, vintage; if they merely look arriviste, classic.

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    I go by is the watch older then me. If it is older then me it is vintage. So older then '88.

    Actually I go by the 25 year rule, if it is older then 25 years old I consider it vintage.
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    If 25 is vintage that makes me mediaeval. .DW.

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    Your masonry is in good nick

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    I thought that classic happened when the price started to rise irrationally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    I thought that classic happened when the price started to rise irrationally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post
    OK

    Iconic? Imo, that word should just be used for these
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    I agree wholeheartedly!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post
    easily recognisable design with a unique history.
    I think that Kath got the definition of classic right here. Vintage is, to me, anything over 25 years old.
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