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Article: [2024 Edition] 10 Elegant Used Dress Watches Recommended for Men in Their 50s

[2024 Edition] 10 Elegant Used Dress Watches Recommended for Men in Their 50s

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In today's article, we will be talking about the top 10 elegant used dress watches recommended for men in their 50s that will last a lifetime [2024 Edition].

Once you reach your 50s, you start to exude a sense of composure and dignity, so we'd like to introduce you to 10 watches from a seller's perspective that will elevate your status, so please read on to the end.

10 elegant second-hand watches recommended for men in their 50s

1. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 1024

Next up is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 1024.

Rolex's three greatest inventions are the Oyster case, the Perpetual, and the Datejust mechanism.

This model does not have a datejust mechanism, so the case size is 34mm.

The current atmosphere surrounding wristwatches is that 36mm for men is classified as on the small side, but people who wear small watches give a good impression of being strong-willed and not swayed by the trends of the world.

I want a Rolex, but I'm not really a fan of flashy watches.

We would like those people to purchase the 34mm diameter or smaller sizes.

The model I'm recommending this time is one that has a stainless steel base plated with 18K yellow gold. With a diameter of 34mm, it's not overbearing, but I still feel a great sense of satisfaction when I wear it on my wrist.

Because the case diameter is not large, the area of ​​visible gold is also small, making your wrist shine elegantly.

What's particularly noteworthy about this model is that the dial color is greige.

Greige is a color between gray and beige, and I think it is a very rare and stylish color among Rolex dials.

When actually wearing it on my wrist, the colour of the dial is beautiful and goes well with the yellow gold of the case, making it look very stylish.

It is believed that not many people wear Rolex watches like this, so this is a watch that I would recommend to anyone who wants to wear a Rolex but wants to be unique.

2. Cartier Tank Abyss

Tank Abyss was developed within CPCP from 1998 to 2008.

Only a small number of people in Japan are aware of how amazing Cartier's CPCP is, so we will explain just how amazing a collection it is.

CPCP stands for "Collection Privée Cartier Paris" and, simply put, is a collection that revives past Cartier collections.

This means that...

So what is so great about the collections produced by CPCP?It is because they are top-of-the-line collections, created with technical assistance from other companies for both the exterior design and the internal movements, giving them a top-notch position within Cartier's collections.

If the general Cartier line is like Toyota, then CPCP could be classified as Lexus.

In other words, this is a Cartier collection that can compete with the three major watch brands.

CPCP lasted for 10 years, and during that time several models were created, but the one I would like to recommend this time is Abyss.

Many people would imagine that Cartier's first waterproof watch was the Pasha, but in fact, a tank-style model called the Abyss was created before that, and this was the first waterproof watch.

It was then reproduced within CPCP, and it looks really cool.

The design of the case features four screws on the bezel that were set at the time to improve water resistance, creating steps and a three-dimensional shape.

The movement is the Cal. 437MC, which is based on the caliber of Piaget, a company that provided the technology as it was also part of the Richemont Group.

Originally, watches from the CPCP collection could be purchased for around 1 million yen, but now that everyone has realized how great they are, the price has risen to around 3 million yen.

By the way, I feel like this price will probably be around 5 million yen again in five years.

3. Omega Seamaster 600 Ref. 135.012

Omega's Seamaster is a super long-selling model that continues to this day, but our recommendation this time is the Seamaster 600 series, which was produced from 1964 to 1969.

The current model is the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600, which means that it is water resistant to 600m, but the 600 in the Seamaster 600 that I am recommending this time refers to the model equipped with a 600 series caliber.

There are versions with and without a date notation, and both are characterized by their simplicity and beauty.

Two case diameters are available, one is 32.5mm and the other is 34.5mm, so you can choose the one that suits your preference.

The Seamaster 600 comes in a variety of designs, but the one I think looks especially cool to wear in your 50s is the Ref. 135.012.

Check out this dial:

The black dial gives a clean impression, and the contrasting cream-colored luminous material improves visibility.

Particularly noteworthy features are the Omega logo and the red vertical and horizontal lines on the dial.

The red on the black dial gives it a stylish look, and the cross lines create a sophisticated impression.

Although it is not possible to see the movement of a watch of this vintage, the color of the bronze plating is beautiful and you can feel OMEGA's attention to detail.

By the way, the reason why the movement is bronze plated is that it is a process that protects the parts from rust and other factors and improves their durability.

4. SEIKO Road Marvel First Model

Lord Marvel was born from Seiko in 1958.

This model was Seiko's first luxury watch model, created to prove that it could compete on an equal footing with watches around the world.

When it comes to models with such a background, many people probably think of Grand Seiko, but in fact, before that there was the Lord Marvel and another separate model called the Crown, and the Grand Seiko model combines the best parts of both of them.

In short, the Lord Marvel is a model worthy of being called the ancestor of Grand Seiko.

For these reasons, the Lord Marvel is extremely popular among collectors, and many even prefer it to the original Grand Seiko due to its rarity.

It was made at the Suwa factory in Nagano Prefecture, and there was no compromise made in the manufacturing process, so the Lord Marvel was made to the very highest quality.

One thing worth mentioning is that the Seiko Lord Marvel logo is hand engraved on it.

Nowadays it is common for these tasks to be done by machines, but when you consider that back then these tasks were done one by one by craftsmen, it goes to show how delicacy Japanese hands are.

Let's take a look at the dial.

The dial is white with bar indexes and faceted dauphine hands.

The most common material is gold plating, but there are also two versions available: stainless steel and 18K gold, but these two are quite rare.

The 34mm case was made and then the 36mm was released soon after, so you can have fun choosing your favorite from these.

What makes SEIKO watches so appealing above all else is that the country of manufacture, "JAPAN," is written at the 6 o'clock position, and this notation gives you the joy of wearing a watch that is "Made in Japan," a country known as a "manufacturing powerhouse."

5. Jaeger-LeCoultre Rectangular

Next is Jaeger-LeCoultre's rectangular model.

It is made of 18K gold and has a case diameter of 24mm.

Rectangular means "rectangular" in Japanese, but this style is generally associated with the Cartier Tank.

However, looking back in history, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cartier have a close relationship and there are several similar models.

Jaeger-LeCoultre also supplied a large number of movements to Cartier.

At first glance, this rectangular model looks quite similar, but upon closer inspection there are differences.

First, the case has a stepped bezel that gives it a three-dimensional look.

The dial features a pattern made up of numerous triangles whose vertices are arranged so that they interlock with each other.

This is very beautiful and resembles the traditional Japanese pattern of "uroko."

The scale pattern is said to be so named because it resembles the scales of a fish or snake.

Jaeger-LeCoultre's movements are highly accurate and have a history of being used by the world's three major watch brands.

If you understand the background of the brand and wear a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch with a stylish dial and rectangular case, I think you will stand out.

6. Patek Philippe Ref. 2481J

This is a Patek Philippe model made in the 1960s, Ref. 2481J.

Patek currently offers larger sizes, but in the 1960s smaller sizes were still the norm.

However, this model has a case diameter of 37mm, which was considered large for the time.

The reason I recommend this model is because of its great design.

Please take a look at the bezel of the case. Normally it is flat or slightly raised, but on this model it is recessed.

The windshield is also raised, giving it a unique style.

The lugs are also distinctive, with a two-tiered design that extends from the recessed case, exuding a high level of artistry when viewed from either the front or the side.

Let's take a look at the dial.

When they were first released, they were white, but over time most have turned a pale ivory.

The hands are faceted dauphine hands, the indexes are bullet type, and it has a highly visible center second hand, so in terms of the beauty of the watch, it can be said to be the top among the three major watch brands.

The movement used is Cal. 27SC, which has been certified by the Geneva Seal, which has the most stringent inspection standards.

Therefore, it has high accuracy, and being equipped with Incabloc, it is a highly refined hand-wound caliber with excellent shock resistance.

7. Vacheron Constantin Reference 2093

Next on our list is the Vacheron Constantin Ref. 2093.

This model was created in the 1970s and is classified as a tonneau style (barrel shaped), but I personally think it is actually a C-line style.

Many people probably don't know much about the C line, so I'll give a brief explanation.

This style was a huge hit in the 70s, and the lugs are extended vertically from the case, which is called the C-line.

Therefore, in watches that use this C-line style, the lugs are integrated with the case, so there are no seams and you can appreciate the beauty of the smooth curves of the case.

The case diameter is 33mm, which is just the right size to subtly accentuate your wrist without being too large.

Now let's take a look at the design.

This model is available in 18K yellow gold and white gold versions.

Both are beautiful, so you can choose based on your preference, but my impression is that yellow gold is more common on the market.

The hands are simple, thin bar hands, and the indexes are also bar indexes, but if you look closely you will see that there is a black stone attached to the center of this index.

This improves visibility when the watch is actually worn on the wrist and adds a sense of solidity to the case , resulting in a design that, while simple, exudes a sense of luxury.

Let's take a look at the movement that is installed.

This watch is also equipped with Cal. K1014, a Jaeger-LeCoultre Cal. 818 tuned exclusively by Vacheron.

The movement is Jaeger-LeCoultre's Cal. 818, and since it was originally developed, it was designed to be installed in thin luxury models, so all models equipped with this movement are thin.

Of course, this Vacheron is also quite thin.

8. Audemars Piguet Ref. 5043BC

Introducing the Audemars Piguet round watch Ref. 5043BC.

Although this model was designed in the 1960s, the dial of the watch has a Bauhaus and Art Deco artistic feel.

To put it simply, both of these designs prioritize functionality over simplicity.

A multi-faceted bar hand is attached to a simple bar index print.

At first glance, the bar indexes at the 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions appear longer because they are designed to be thicker, but they are the same length as the other indexes.

These areas are printed in bold to improve visibility.

It's a really stylish design.

Please take a look at the lugs extending from the case. They are straight lugs that create a unified look with the indexes on the dial, resulting in an artistic finish.

The case diameter is 32mm and is made of 18K white gold.

What's particularly noteworthy about this model is that the bezel is flat.

This is the "Calatrava" style created by Patek Philippe, and the flat bezel gives the watch a visually larger feel than 32mm.

At first glance, it looks like an ordinary, simple watch, but if you look closely at the details, you'll see that it's a wonderful piece that incorporates Audemars Piguet's design, so I think that stylish watches like this, which are not visible from the outside, are a good fit for people in their 50s.

9. IWC 18K Round Watch

Modern IWCs are slightly different from IWCs up until the 1970s, but what we're introducing here is an 18K round watch made in the 1960s.

One of the reasons why the IWC brand is still highly regarded today is that it was a company that was able to produce its own calibers.

One of IWC's most representative movements is the hand-wound Cal. 89, which was installed in the Mark 11, a historic masterpiece of wristwatches.

The Mark 11 was a wristwatch actually used by British pilots during wartime, and was a pioneering model in durability and magnetic resistance.

The Cal.89 is designed to be used in such harsh environments, so each part is thick and sturdy.

It was also equipped with Incabloc to withstand shocks, and was considered an extremely excellent movement at the time.

And this model is equipped with such a Cal.89.

When it comes to IWC models made up until the 1970s, the stainless steel models tend to be more popular.

This is because the image of the Cal. 89 explained earlier goes better with hard stainless steel.

However, the reason I am presenting the 18K model here is that, although it is equipped with such an excellent movement, it has not yet been highly rated at this stage because it is a dress watch.

It's easy to buy something after it's been reviewed, but I think it's cool that a man in his 50s understands how great it is and is able to explain it before that happens, so I thought I'd introduce this model to you objectively.

If you look at the design, you can see that the lug has an unusual shape.

I call this the stag beetle style, and these thick lugs have the strength that is so characteristic of IWC.

The case design is also two-stage stepped, with the crown included, giving it a sophisticated look.

10. Tudor Oyster Prince Ref.7966

Although this model was not classified as a dress watch at the time, by modern standards it has some sporty elements, but also some classic elements, so we decided that it could be classified as a dress watch and chose this model.

This Tudor reference 7966 was manufactured in the 1960s, and its model name is the Oyster Prince Date.

There are models with and without date notation, but the models with date notation are rarer.

It is a Prince, which is similar to a Perpetual in Rolex terms (Prince stands for automatic winding), and as its name suggests, it features an Oyster case and was released at the time as a model equipped with an automatic movement.

The case diameter is 34mm, which would be considered a small size today, but at the time it was a men's size.

The watches are made using Rolex parts, so the style is very similar to Rolex, but the appeal of Tudor is that it does not make as many statements as Rolex.

Let's take a look at the dial.

The watch is based on wedge indexes, with the indexes at 12, 6, and 9 o'clock being thicker for improved visibility.

The rose logo at the 12 o'clock position is a reference to the Tudor family, and there are both large and small roses, but the small rose also has a cute design that I think matches well with the Prince model name.


I have introduced some used dress watches that suit men in their 50s, but I personally think that if you understand the characteristics of the brand and the appeal of the model, and are able to talk about them when asked, you will look attractive in your 50s.

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