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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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First Look: Bulova Archive Series Oceanographer Devil Diver and Oceanographer Devil Diver Limited Edition

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As an avid vintage watch collector, I have always been a fan of Bulova. The …
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First Look: The Longines Heritage Skindiver

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Longines has long been at the forefront of the heritage craze, starting out strong some years back with the Legend Diver (which is now also …
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Baselworld 2018: A Vintage Dive into Both Omega Seamaster 1948 Limited Editions

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Omega definitely has the early lead on the best release of Basel 2018 with the two Seamaster 1948 Limited Editions (and when all is said …
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Baselworld 2018: Seiko Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the ref. 6159-7001 With Two Hi-Beat Divers, ref. SLA025 and SLA019

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2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Seiko’s landmark 6159-7001 dive watch. It was the Japanese firm’s first hi-beat diver, and it featured …
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Baseworld 2018: Introducing the Sinn 836 Tegimented—The German Brand’s Latest Tool Watch

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Sinn is known and respected for their long history of well-designed and meticulously engineered tool watches. For Baselworld 2018, they’re staying true to that ethos …

A Guide to Buying Vintage Watches on eBay Part 2

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Last week, we wrote about the preliminary steps you need to take if you’re thinking of buying a vintage watch on eBay, from doing some …
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A Guide to Buying Vintage Watches on eBay Part 1

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So you’ve decided you want to buy a vintage watch? Excellent choice (but beware, it’s a slippery slope—you can’t just buy one!). But where to …
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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 a new website available for you to sink your teeth …
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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 …