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Three Essential Vintage Watches Curated by Taylor Stitch

All men of style are properly familiar with the sensational sartorial offerings from Taylor Stitch. But did you know that the S.F.-based apparel artisans also offer a capsule collection of vintage watches as well? 

The tempting timepieces are curated by online vintage watch dealer Lancy Aire, run by the very first team member ever hired by Taylor Stitch co-founders Michael Armenta, Barrett Purdum, and Michael Maher.

With "an impeccable sense of style and untouchable level of hospitality," said team member, known as Kazu, has always remained part of the Taylor Stitch family. 

Following Taylor Stitch's vintage watch pop up with Hodinkee in 2014, Kazu "dove down the rabbit hole learning everything he could about vintage watches," resulting in the Lancy Aire partnership which begins with these three key pieces:

Rolex Submariner "Meters First" Ref. 5513

"The most iconic Rolex design, and arguably the most iconic in horological history," the 5513 is the "quintessential timepiece for any gentleman, both rugged or refined." 

1972 Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 1675

A stunning vintage iteration of the iconic "Pepsi" GMT, this 1972 example of the most coveted reference has gorgeous creamy markers and a perfectly-patina'd jubilee bracelet.

1969 Omega Speedmaster Ref. 145.022.69

This iconic Speedy from the year of the Moon landing has gone "tropical," meaning the dial has aged to a chocolate brown in the sun, which makes it that much more desirable.