Here Are the Best Places to Score Vintage Watches Online


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While many of us may now tell time with the aid of the smartphones that are practically attached to our palms, there's something undeniably sophisticated about actually wearing a watch—especially in the age of the iPhone. As a teen, I harbored an obsession with one day owning a vintage Rolex (just like Mary-Kate Olsen, natch) and scoured eBay for an affordable-ish chunky gold version that seemed even slightly authentic. Needless to say, I came up empty-handed, soon settling on a much more reasonable Marc by Marc Jacobs style.

Still, I always admire women who accessorize with leather-banded or weighty metal watches—and vintage styles still hold their appeal. Plus, in the 12-odd years since my Rolex hunt, far more resources have appeared for finding classic timepieces online.

Below, shop four of the best websites to shop vintage watches at every price point (though, of course, the fanciest name brands are still usually going to set you back at least four figures).