By Luke Rottman
If you read my last article, “Watches That Will Make Any Collector Fall to His Knees,” you’d know that I am a hardcore online vintage watch watcher. So what exactly is an “online vintage watch watcher?” An “online vintage watch watcher” is an individual who spends 99% of his or her time scouring through watch listings on various watch-trading sites, but never seems to purchase anything. Yep, so that basically describes me every night of the week. Anyway, I decided that I would go on a quest to find the most perfect, flawless, iconic vintage chronographs out there and this is what I found.
Luke Rottman – Contributing Writer
Whether it was seeing Rolex commercials while watching tennis on TV or learning that his music idols (Eric Clapton and John Mayer) regularly were spotted sporting a vintage Patek or Rolex. It was at the age of ten when Luke’s fascination with watches began. Luke first started off buying and selling small-brand vintage watches that were in the sub-$1000 price range. He later worked his way up to buying and selling high-end vintage watches from world renowned brands, specializing mostly in pre-1980 Rolex watches. After years of all this trading, Luke used his vast knowledge and experience dealing in the vintage watch market to create a website focused on sharing his love of watches with others. In January 2014, Luke successfully launched The Watchadviser. Luke Rottman has also written for various other international watch publications.