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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.
Article / Vintage

From Geneva to Venezuela, the Story Behind the Rolex 6634 Serpico Y Laino “Golden Egg”

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On Christmas morning, one of my boys handed me a small box from under the …
Review / Review

Haldor Abissi 1000M Review

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Anyone who collects dive watches knows that the market is chock full of micro-brands, and they run the gamut from overpriced weak sauce (I won’t …

Affordable Vintage: Seiko Champion Alpinist

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When most vintage enthusiasts think of Seiko, divers and chronographs are what usually come to mind, and rightfully so. Seiko’s place in the pantheon of …

@vintagediver’s Top Ten Vintage Seikos (Part 2)

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Last week, we covered the first half of my top ten list for the best vintage Seikos money can buy. Today, we’re going through the …
Article / Guides

@vintagediver’s Top Ten Vintage Seikos (Part 1)

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Not too long ago, I decided to do a rundown of my top ten favorite vintage watches on Instagram. As most collectors would agree, it …
Review / Review

TWCO Salvage Diver Review

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TWCO (Technical Watch Company) is a young, Netherlands-based micro-brand focused on producing value-driven, professional tool watches. To that end, TWCO’s first watch was the Sea …

Affordable Vintage: Seiko Quartz LC 0624-5009 LCD

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There is no shortage of beautiful and innovative vintage watches out there, but few are quite as cool as the Seiko Quartz LC 0624-5009 LCD …
Article / Vintage

The Curious Case of the Universal Genève Polerouter Sub Super Compressor

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Collecting vintage watches is not for the faint of heart. More often than not, the complete history and details of vintage catalogues are lost to …

Affordable Vintage: Seiko Lord Marvel 5740-8000 (LM5740) Hi-Beat

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What is and is not affordable, especially in the realm of vintage watches, is clearly …