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Article: 10 Recommended Used Men's Watches Under 36mm

10 Recommended Used Men's Watches Under 36mm

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In today's article, we will be explaining the top 10 recommended models of used men's watches under 36mm.

Even men want a small watch that suits them!

I think there are many people who are considering this.

This article also includes opinions from a seller's perspective, so please read to the end.

So let's get started right away.

10 Recommended Used Men's Watches Under 36mm

1. Rolex Oysterdate Ref. 6694

The case diameter is 34mm.

Nowadays, everything is standardized as the Datejust, but in the past there was the Oysterdate, which was a size slightly smaller than the Datejust.

This Oyster Date This model was produced between the 1960s and 1980s, and its distinctive feature is that it is equipped with a hand-wound movement.

When you think of Rolex, you probably think of an automatic watch, but this one is hand-wound, and because it is hand-wound, the watch itself is made to be thin.

The case is 11.5mm thick, so compared to current models it is still a Rolex, but it can be said to be thin.

The word "PRECISION" at the 6 o'clock position on this model is The name means "accurate" in English, and this model has operated with high precision since its creation. In fact, even today, more than 50 years after its manufacture, it continues to keep time with almost perfect precision.

The overall look of the watch is simple, with a black and silver dial, bar indexes, pencil hands, and the Rolex crown mark at the 12 o'clock position. Simple is best, after all.

Nothing is wasted, nothing is too big, nothing is too small.

And the good thing about this model is that it doesn't stand out.

Because it is classified as a vintage item, it is less flashy and has a calm look that has been toned down over time.

In one word, it is "understated Rolex".

Wearing a Rolex can make you feel like, "I'm wearing a Rolex!", but if you feel a little hesitant, these understated Rolexes will give you a stylish impression without being too flashy.

This is a model that is no longer in production, but it was produced for about 30 years, so there were quite a few produced.

If you still want to get your hands on one, you can purchase it for around 400,000 to 500,000 yen, so if you're interested, be sure to consider it.

2. Omega Seamaster 30

This model was made in the 1960s and has a case diameter of 35mm.

When you think of the Seamaster, many people probably think of a diver's watch, but the "30" in the model name does not refer to the depth of water resistance, but to the size of the movement.

The diameter of the movement was approximately 30mm, so it is called the "Seamaster 30" because it is equipped with a 30mm caliber.

This is a 30mm caliber that was produced from the 1930s to the 1960s, and the representative movement of 30mm calibers is Cal. 286.

The reason it was produced for such a long time is because it was extremely popular at the time, and even today on the second-hand market, the 30mm caliber is popular.

So why is it so popular? In one word, it's because of its robustness.

Of course, it is inferior to the latest models, but compared to other companies' movements made in the same era, it is built to be more robust and less likely to break.

Rather than a complex movement such as a chronograph, it has a simple three-hand structure, so there are fewer parts and each part is larger, which increases its durability.

As this is a model that has been produced for a long time, there is a wide variety of dials available, including those with or without a date, small seconds, and center seconds, so you can have fun choosing.

What can be said about them all is that they give the impression of being "the ultimate watch" - simple yet beautiful and unadorned.

3. IWC Da Vinci SL 2000s Model

Da Vinci is a luxury collection that offers a lineup of watches with various specifications, from simple three-hand watches to complicated models such as perpetual calendars and tourbillons.

The Da Vinci is also available in the current line, but what we're introducing here is the SL model that was produced in the 2000s.

The case diameter is 36mm.

The IWC (International Watch Company) Da Vinci, as the name suggests, is named in honour of the Italian Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci.

One of the distinctive features of the Da Vinci is its case design.

Its unique shape and curves give it a distinctive look that sets it apart from other series.

Now let's take a look at the design.

The SL model has a simple, easy-to-read design, and its square indexes are reminiscent of Tudor's flakes, a design that is rarely used by other companies.

In addition, this SL also has a history of being developed with a Breguet index model that is popular with both men and women. This is an automatic model that offers a classic feel not found in current Da Vinci models.

The Da Vinci series is popular not only with men but also with women.

There are also many models for women, with gorgeous and elegant designs that will adorn any woman's wrist.

Furthermore, the appeal of the Da Vinci lies in its elegant and sophisticated watches, which combine outstanding craftsmanship with innovative design.

For watch enthusiasts and collectors, the Da Vinci is considered one of the most valuable series within the IWC brand, and continues to be so to this day.

4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox Ref.144.8.94.S

When you think of Jaeger-LeCoultre, many people think of the Reverso, but this Memovox is also a very popular model.

The case diameter is 36mm and features a unique design with two crowns.

This model comes with a master dial and was produced around the year 2000. It is a modern take on the Memovox that was made in the 1950s.

Let's look at the origin of the name.

MEMO means "memo" and VOX means "voice" in Latin.

In short, Memovox means "voice memo" and can be rephrased as an alarm watch.

The alarm is set using the crown at the 2 o'clock position, and when the set time arrives, a clear tone unique to mechanical watches is played, different from electronic sounds, which soothes the soul of anyone who hears it.

The movement has passed the company's own rigorous quality inspection lasting 1,000 hours, and as proof of this, the case back is engraved with "MASTER CONTROL 1000 HOURS."

Another nice feature is that the back cover is made see-through, allowing you to see the beautiful movement made by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

5. Patek Philippe Ref. 3445

This model was produced in the 1960s and 1970s and has a case diameter of 35mm.

There is a good chance that a Patek Philippe will be one of the watches that everyone would want to own someday, but this time we will be introducing the Ref. 3445, which is one of the most practical and easy-to-use models.

The movement is an automatic Cal. 27-460M, and since it is a Patek, it is thin.

When you think of Patek, you probably think of dress watches, which isn't really associated with waterproofing, but this model has a screw-back case back, so it is more waterproof than other models.

These are the points that make this watch one of the most practical Patek watches, and are why we recommend it.

Let's take a look at the design.

As befits a dress watch, it has a fairly simple design with bar hands, bar indexes, and small seconds.

However, the perfect size and the fact that it is made of 18K gold rather than stainless steel add a touch of sparkle and greatly enhances its elegance.

Since it is a Patek, the price is high, but you can still purchase it for around 2 million yen today, so one of its attractions is that it can be purchased at a much lower price than current Pateks.

6. Vacheron Constantin Ref. 39005

This is the Vacheron Ref. 7811, one of the three major watch brands, with a case diameter of 36mm and a thickness of 5mm.

This is a Vacheron manual winding model produced in the 1960s.

What's particularly noteworthy about this model is that, despite being a Vacheron, the case is made from stainless steel.

Generally, the materials used by the three major watch brands are high-quality materials such as 18K gold, but all three brands had stainless steel models for watches made in the 1960s to 1980s.

At the 6 o'clock position there is a sigma mark 'σ/σ' on either side of SWISS, which indicates the country of manufacture.

This notation can be seen on watches from around 1973 to around 2000, and was used by manufacturers that belonged to an organization called APRIOR.

Founded in 1973 under the initiative of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH), the organization has a clear mission: to mark watches that use gold or other precious metals in their parts (indexes and dials) to show that they are high-quality Swiss-made watches.

This feature can be found in watches from five companies: Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, IWC, and Omega, but not all watches made during this period feature it.

For this reason, Sigma dials are highly valued for their rarity.

Let's take a look at the design.

The beautiful sunburst silver dial is combined with an applied Maltese cross and sharp bar indexes, and along with the thin pencil hands, it is a wonderful design that also has a modern feel.

This two-hand dress watch exudes elegance despite its simplicity without a second hand.

This is the Cal. 895, which Jaeger-LeCoultre developed in 1976 as a high-frequency luxury movement, and which they supplied to Vacheron.

The movement is equipped with Cal.1015.

7. Audemars Piguet Round Watch

This model was made in the 1970s and has a case diameter of 33.5 mm and a thickness of 5 mm.

We explained Jaguar's movement earlier when talking about Vacheron, but this watch also uses a movement that Jaeger-LeCoultre provided to Audemars Piguet.

Cal.895 became Cal.1015 at Vacheron and Cal.1015 at Audemars Piguet. It is installed as Cal.K2001/1A.

To put it in terms of cars, Toyota's engine performance is so good that Mercedes Benz and BMW only purchased the engine part from Toyota, which cannot be seen from the outside, and designed the exterior in-house to make watches.

Both companies perform their own in-house adjustments to the already beautiful Jaguar movements, improving their precision and making them easy to maintain. Above all, the careful decoration of the movement, such as the Cotes de Genève markings, is so beautiful that it is easy to see why they are said to be one of the world's three major brands.

Now let's take a look at the dial design.

The sunray-finished blue dial changes its appearance depending on the brightness, revealing different shades of blue.

The blue glow in the sunlight is indescribably beautiful and shows the high level of design of Audemars Piguet.

Although it is a two-hand dress watch, it has a refreshing and sporty feel.

At the same time, the hands and indexes are delicate yet three-dimensional, firmly capturing the essence of a dress watch, making this a very Audemars-like watch.

8. Tudor Ref. 7962

Tudor was imported into Japan until the 1970s, when it was sold under the name "Tudor." However, it re-entered the Japanese market in 2018 and was officially renamed "Tudor."

Therefore, I will focus on Tudor here.

Tudor's Ref. 7962 is a model that was produced until the 1960s and has a case diameter of 34mm.

Tudor was founded by the same man who founded Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf, and the brand was created with the aim of separating Rolex as a high-priced brand and Tudor as an affordable brand.

In car terms, Lexus is like Rolex and Toyota is like Tudor.

Let's take a look at the dial.

At the 12 o'clock position is a rose mark, which is the Tudor family crest, and the rest of the time are simple bar indexes.

The rose mark, which is instantly recognizable as Tudor, gives off a sense of elegance and style.

The hands are faceted dauphine hands, creating a wonderful contrast between the delicate dial and the powerful indexes.

The movement is Cal. 2403, which is based on ETA Cal. 1080 and has been adjusted exclusively by Tudor.

These are the reasons why Tudor watches are cheaper than Rolex watches, and the parts such as the crown, case back, and case are the same as those used in Rolex watches, making them very cost-effective, which is also one of Tudor's charms.

Therefore, at first glance it looks very similar to a Rolex, but the differences in dial design, etc. allow it to be cleverly differentiated from Rolex.

9. Cartier Tank Anglaise LM size

The Anglaise was launched in 1997 and was discontinued in 2019.

The case diameter is 30mm.

A lesser known Cartier model is the Anglaise.

The Anglaise model was named after the countries where Cartier had branches: America, France, and the UK.

American is America, Française is France, and Anglaise is England.

Currently, only the American and Francaise varieties remain, and only the Anglaise has been discontinued.

This is because the dials of all sizes feature guilloche engraving on the inside and a sunburst finish on the outside, and the case is a crown-in case, making it an expensive model. As a result, the price is inevitably higher and it is not quite a luxury model, but it is positioned slightly below it.

However, the watch is beautifully made and, because the crown is in, adjusting the time after pulling it out can be done very smoothly.

The LM size is equipped with an automatic movement, which makes the watch a little thick, but when you actually wear it on your hand, you don't really feel the thickness.

The Anglaise has a wide case frame, giving it a sturdy and masculine feel, but it is not as angular as the Santos and has a nice balance of dressiness, making it a recommended model for those who want a small watch that still has a strong presence.

10. SEIKO Ref.5722-9990

This is the second model produced by Grand Seiko, the top domestic brand.

What's particularly noteworthy about this model is that the lugs are designed to be thick, giving it a powerful feel and actually improving its durability.

The case is made of stainless steel.

Therefore, the materials, functionality, and design of this case are all sophisticated, and the overall impression is one of a watch that gives a sense of solidity and the strength of Japan.

Let's take a look at the dial.

It features a silver sunburst dial, with the date displayed at the 3 o'clock position and the Grand Seiko logo at the 6 o'clock position.

Below that is Diashock 35 jewels

It says:

Diashock refers to an earthquake-resistant device that cannot be broken even if dropped, and it is equipped with 35 of them.

In fact, for other brands of this era, 14 to 19 is typical, so you can see how many earthquake-resistant devices there are.

The mirror-finished, multi-faceted dauphine hands and bar indexes are simple, but the ruggedness of the case creates a sense of unity that is wonderful.

The movement is equipped with the chronometer-certified Cal. 5722A, a movement made by SEIKO and engraved with "CHRONOMETER".

The case back has been changed from a snapback style to a screw-down style , and it is also highly practical, being water resistant to 50m.

The back cover is engraved with a lion medallion, which is derived from the "lion coat of arms."

The lion, a symbol of kingship, power and dignity, is engraved on the Grand Seiko crest, which embodies the will and ambition to produce the finest wristwatch.

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