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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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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 …

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 are cashing in on the heritage craze that continues to …
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The Omega 1957 Trilogy: Seamaster, Railmaster and Speedmaster

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1957 was a seminal year for Omega. It was the year they introduced three models that would become timeless classics, spawning three model lines that …
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The Return of the 62MAS: The Seiko Prospex SLA017 and SPB051/053

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The brand that I look forward to hearing from the most at Baselworld each year would have to be Seiko, not only because I’m an …
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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 tree, a box that was from my stepfather. I opened …
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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 …