In the beginning my passion was for flea markets. Authentic action, haggling, the joy of a special highlight, something special that is affordable or simply the story behind it. My parents gave me that as a child, we regularly visited a lot of flea markets on the Lower Rhine. And just as regularly I was there with my own stand, improving my pocket money or the student fund by selling grandma's original porcelain jug or the used Asterix comics from the first, limited edition.

I first heard the term "vintage" while studying in Manchester, England. My roommate came home with her latest acquisition - a 'vintage bag'. I wasn't surprised by the second hand purchase, but I was surprised by the price. That someone was willing to pay a premium for a vintage purchase. For the excellent, but also used quality, the story behind it.  

Today I find mechanical wristwatches irresistible and have been dealing with them for over 20 years. Cultivate my passion for chronographs from the 70s, 80s and 90s - their robust material. Your filigree processing. And especially the magic of their design, in combination with - let's say - sustainably powered movements. Today I associate the term "vintage" with something extraordinary, classic, a special quality, our own authentic history - a quality wine as well as a vintage car or a special timepiece.  

No wonder that we modern men want to wear vintage watches on our wrists - also and especially in everyday life. But this is where it starts: Who would want to invest a fortune in it right away? Who tells us the true value? Who sorts plagiarism from the original, who protects against mistakes? This is where we bring Optionata into play.



December 2020 we start, sharing our passion for high-quality classic vintage watches. By finding you the best used ones, with real value, authentic. But also well-known luxury watches that you would normally only get new and significantly more expensive - if at all. Optionata will deliver them straight to your home - tested, guaranteed, with the original watch box and in high-quality packaging. A gift for adults. Authentic, accessible and affordable - like back then at the flea market. Except that our watches are also put through their paces by experts.

At Optionata you always have a choice, many options. There are so many unique, exciting vintage watches out there. Far more than the usual mainstream Rolexes, not a "mega selection" - and that's a good sign: We personally discovered and checked every watch on offer. We see that as our mission - handpicked, curated, exciting new finds, regularly for you. We want to convince you, inspire you and bring our watches to your wrists.  



And that is only possible with fair, understandable prices. In order to make this possible, we do without middlemen and buy our watches directly. The same applies to us as to you: buying a watch is a matter of trust and we mean that seriously. We want you to be able to rely 100% on us and our watches. That's why we give you a 1-year guarantee on the functionality of every watch, and we've also had ourselves certified with a "safe buyer" label. And we do a lot more - all for your benefit Buyer Protection

This is how Optionata came about. The small, fine store of watch lovers from the heart of Berlin - for watch fans like you.


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Alexander and team | Optionalata