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I already told you in the first part of this double review about our holiday in Denmark and our trip to Copenhagen. There we visited the store of the young Danish watch manufacturer About Vintage. About Vintage 1969 Vintage Review.
You can read the whole story again here. In short, my wife and I got two watches from About Vintage. I have already spoken very detailed about the 1815 Chronograph for Gents in Part 1. Today, however, it is about the ladies’ watch, the 1969 Vintage. We are now discovering similarities and differences between the two models. What is typical of About Vintage in both watches? What distinguishes the ladies’ watch? And why 1969 as a name? It’s worth reading both reviews for you! Have fun!
Part 2 of 2 – About Vintage 1969 Vintage – the ladies’ watch
About Vintage is now known for celebrating the milestones in the history of the watch with its models. Each watch is named after a certain date and takes up the events of that time in its design. 1969 was such a special year, if not one of the most drastic. The quartz watch was invented. The revolution was perfect! With this groundbreaking invention, the entire watch industry was turned upside down. The new movements were very accurate, very small and required less maintenance. And they were incredibly cheap! So it’s not surprising that I now have a watch in my hands that About Vintage called Vintage in 1969.
Frederik Pedersen, Sales and Content Coordinator at About Vintage in Copenhagen, gave my wife a very beautiful, lovingly designed watch. Like the female counterpart to my 1815 chronograph, the watch now lies next to mine on the desk. Each About Vintage watch comes in an impressive wooden case. I must admit that this presentation is the most beautiful I have received so far. And this despite the fact that many packages of watches have piled up at my home in recent months. The logo is engraved on the top like a brand. I am sure that both women and men will love and set up the wooden box.
About Vintage 1969 Vintage
The filigree watch has a silver-white dial, a rose-gold case and a dark green leather strap. This colour combination may sound unusual at first glance, but in my opinion it is a real eye-catcher. The 1969 Vintage is actually a unisex collection. However, this watch has a 36mm case and is therefore especially made for ladies in combination with the colour configuration. For men I recommend the 39mm version.
The case is only 7mm high, which gives the watch a particularly slim and light impression. This was a new achievement and distinguishing feature of the first quartz watches in 1969 due to the quartz technology. The cases were also adapted to the light and small movements. The case of the 1969 Vintage is made of polished 316L stainless steel, here with a rose gold coating. A real quality feature that my chronograph also has. The quartz movement also has quality, because it is a Ronda 763, Swiss Made. The watch is water resistant up to a depth of 30 meters or up to a water pressure of 3 bar, but I wouldn’t take it with me for diving. But splashes are no problem at all.
The eye-catcher of this watch is the dial. It has a slightly curved shape and is silvery white, which in combination with the rose gold case looks really beautiful. Besides the three hands and the normal main marker, there is only a minute marker on the dial – like on my 1815 chronograph. The blue numerals, markings and matching typography are very discreet and classic. This gives the watch timelessness. A special detail: instead of dashes as markings for the numbers, there are small, shimmering blue dots on the dial. The colour blue on the printing sets very nice accents and makes the dial more lively. Rosegold also appears on the second hand and the About Vintage lettering.
Altogether I recognize several parallels to my men’s watch here. Parallels that are trademarks of About Vintage and have a high recognition value.
The dial is protected by a strongly curved mineral glass – novel and light materials such as mineral glass have supported the rise of the quartz watch since 1969. The curvature underlines the classic impression. There is nothing wrong with the workmanship of the dial and the glass, nor with the printing.
A final reference to the bracelet: as with the other About Vintage watches, it is also made of soft Italian leather and makes a high-quality impression. Once again: in the configurator on the homepage you can put together your own individual watch and directly choose a second wristband of a suitable length, which is delivered free of charge. As usual with About Vintage, the bracelet can be quickly replaced by spring bars on the case. My wife has now worn the watch for several days with the dark green leather strap and raves about the beautiful and lightweight feel.
This 1969 vintage is a timeless classic that every woman will love. It is discreet, very chic and can be combined well with the dress on all occasions. It is an eye-catcher and completes a successful outfit. A perfect gift. And you get a this watch for just 250€.
While Speaking of gifts – Christmas is just around the corner. What could be better than giving yourself and your partner two watches of the same brand? Watches that have amazing similarities in design and yet are very different. A filigree ladies’ watch for her and a noble chronograph for him. My wife and I still like both watches very much and they remind us of a beautiful holiday in Denmark and a visit to About Vintage in Copenhagen.
Box: Made of beautiful wood with engraved logo
Case: 316L High Precision Rosegold Plated Stainless Steel
Choose a Silver white with blue dots and hands
Glass: Strongly curved mineral glass
Motion: Ronda 763, Swiss movement (quartz)
Size: 36 or 39 mm wide, 7 or 8 mm thick
Wristband: Italian leather with buckle, 18mm Width 17cm Length 13-18cm Circumference or 20mm width 19cm length 15-20cm circumference
Warranty: 2 years
Watertightness: 3 ATM tested (avoid use when diving)