A new Movement: The Beta 21

A new Movement: The Beta 21

For most knowledgeable collectors, a watch bearing a mechanical movement will almost always trump one with a quartz movement. By simply taking a quick glance inside of the latter, these battery powered pieces seem to lack all the artistry and emotion of their...
The Wakmann Watch Company: Profiles In Excellence

The Wakmann Watch Company: Profiles In Excellence

While the market can seem daunting to budding collectors, there are still values to be had, namely from smaller Swiss manufacturers like Wakmann, Nivada, Le Jour, and others. Though such watches might not necessarily afford the same shock and status value as a vintage...
The Omega Ranchero

The Omega Ranchero

Those in search of a great vintage sports watch that’s both subtle and conservatively sized have a rather endless list of options to consider. At the 36 mm mark, there are many options, including Rolex’s wildly iconic — and for good reason — Ref. 1016 Explorer, though...
Breitling: Vintage Watches

Breitling: Vintage Watches

In the world of vintage watches, Breitling has been instantly recognizable by their iconic designs and excellent quality. Breitling watches are now recognized by the vintage watch collecting market as some of the finest timepieces ever made, and overlooked for far too...
Patek: Fine Vintage Chronograph Watches

Patek: Fine Vintage Chronograph Watches

In watchmaking and watch collecting circles, the term “holy trinity” often comes up. Its reserved for only the finest vintage chronograph watches. This phrase is used to describe three manufactures that many believe to be the finest and foremost, as a result of their...
Omega: Remarkable Vintage Watches

Omega: Remarkable Vintage Watches

Within the vast world of watches, Omega holds a unique position as a do-it-all watchmaker of sorts, given their varied line, consisting of a broad range of timepieces many of which have become remarkable vintage watches. Over the years, they’ve been behind some of the...
Vintage chronograph watches by Heuer

Vintage chronograph watches by Heuer

Before TAG Heuer, there was Heuer. Many would argue that the former incarnation of this mainstay of the Swiss watch industry produced a superior product, and given what we’ve been known to offer, we’d have to agree. With a history as rich and exciting as the pieces...
The Rolex watch: A tradition of quality

The Rolex watch: A tradition of quality

For over a century, the Rolex watch has been synonymous with impeccable quality, iconic designs, trusted reliability, and blue-chip investment status. When looking to put your hard-earned money into a fine timepiece — be it vintage or modern — there are few better...
The Big Eye

The Big Eye

If you’ve been paying close attention the vintage watch market over the past six months, you’ll surely be aware of the craze for rare Heuer chronographs that’s currently being experienced. In their heyday, the now iconic watchmaker truly produced some of the finest...

The Alarm watch: The Memovox

 The alarm function is, in some ways, an underrated and unique complication in a watch. Like most other complications, we never really need it in today’s world, where any alarm is typically set with an iPhone or something similar (who really has an alarm clock at home...
The Alarm Watch

The Alarm Watch

The alarm function is, in some ways, an underrated and unique complication in a watch. Like most other complications, we never really need it in today’s world, where any alarm is typically set with an iPhone or something similar (who really has an alarm clock at home...
Why we love Splits-Seconds chronographs

Why we love Splits-Seconds chronographs

Part of what makes chronographs such fascinating mechanisms to collect is that they are a type of active complication. That is, it’s not passive, it’s not something that you simply stare at and appreciate, such as in the case of a moonphase or tourbillion....
Clearly Canadian: A Horological Column from the North

Clearly Canadian: A Horological Column from the North

Chronographs have been dominating the vintage watch market for quite some time now, and with collector’s tastes becoming increasingly more refined, more attention has shifted towards the earlier offerings of Longines. Though their modern chronographs may not be able...
Welcome to the Menta blog!

Welcome to the Menta blog!

Welcome everyone to the relaunch of mentawatches.com! I appreciate all of your support and patience during this process; I’m really happy with the result, and I hope you are too!  Feel free to e-mail me with any comments, suggestions, criticisms, etc. That being said,...