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Christoph McNeill

Christoph (Instagram’s @vintagediver) is a long time collector and lover of all things vintage, starting with comic books when he was a kid (he still collects them). His passion for watches began in 1997 when he was gifted a family heirloom vintage Omega Genève by his step-father. That started him on the watch collecting path—buying and selling vintage watches of all sorts, with a special appreciation for vintage dive watches and Seiko.
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Introducing the Neuchâtel Observatory Chronometer Database—a Chronology of Precision Timekeeping

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For those who are interested in vintage chronometers—and the history of horology in general—there is …
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Introducing the ZRC Grand Fonds 300 North Adventure, A True Explorer’s Watch Now Available on Kickstarter

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Feeling adventurous? Well, the good folks at ZRC certainly are! They are fundraising an Arctic adventure on Kickstarter right now with some killer perks (yes, …
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DOXA Brings Back the Sub 300 “Black Lung” – History and Specs

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Last year, DOXA hit a home run with their now sold out 50th Anniversary SUB 300 Professional “heritage” reissue, a watch that honored the original …
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Introducing the BALL Engineer Master II Diver Series, Now Available for Pre-Order at a Special Price

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BALL’s latest bulletproof offering is the Engineer Master II Diver series, a colorful trio of tool dive watches built to BALL’s high standards. Offered for …
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Affordable Vintage: Why the King Seiko 44-9990 (44KS) Rules Them All

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Grand Seiko may be first to come to mind when talking about vintage Seiko dress watches, but true Seikoholics know not to sleep on the …
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Hands-On with the Nodus Trieste Diver

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Nodus is an up-and-coming, Los Angeles-based brand entering the ever-expanding field of micro-brand divers. Their premiere offering is the Trieste, named after the legendary 1960 …

Three-Watch Collection Under $5,000: Christoph’s Picks

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We’re back with the fifth installment of our popular Three-Watch Collection Under $5,000 series. We’ve already seen Ilya’s, Mark’s, Hung’s and Sean’s picks. Today, Christoph–one …
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Rado Revives the Captain Cook Diver in Three Distinct Flavors

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Not wanting to be left out of the retro-heritage craze, Rado has jumped into the fray by reaching back into their archives to present a …

Longines Taps the Archives for 2017

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Among the releases from Longines at this year’s Baselworld are a couple of watches that …