The 40’s still amaze us with some treasures

The 40’s still amaze us with some treasures

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The 1940s are indisputably one of the golden decades for watch design. Benefitting from being preceded by both the hugely influential Bauhaus design school and the Art Deco eras; watches from the 1940s developed an identity of their own, becoming recognisable for their simplicity, style and class. This decade in particular is known for its outstandingly beautiful chronographs, which are highly sought after by many collectors (with increasingly deep pockets). Quite remarkable really, that so many fine watches were conceived in the 1940s; for half of that period Europe was embroiled in the resource-draining effects of World War II, where both materials and of course labour were under stress. Although the fact that neutral Switzerland avoided widespread bombing (unlike Germany and France), probably helped its watchmaking industry weather the storm…
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Watch I love: Hamilton FLINTRIDGE

Watch I love: Hamilton FLINTRIDGE

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I have to admit that my first love from Hamilton was the PAN EUROP but for today I want to present, from the American Classic Collection, the Flintridge which is seriously appealing to me. This really interesting watch was inspired from the design perspective of the 1930s Flintridge. This one was originally created as a sports timepiece but honestly you can wear it whenever you want as it's a very classy timepiece. Available for both genders, this lovely design will make a big impression. Well, I'm impressed... The catalogue price is 1075 Euro and it's certainly someting really intersting. The only problem is the availability since it is a new model and not all retailers will have it in their stores.... But more than that - Both version are limited to 999 pieces.…
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A Historic Offer: Rpaige Skyscraper Watch

A Historic Offer: Rpaige Skyscraper Watch

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When Rpaige Watch Co. launched its "Crash of '29" model on Kickstarter, a lot of mouths fell open. Yes, the “12 Size” vintage American pocket watch movement was a delight by itself, but wrapped in that uniquely designed case by Mark Carson propelled it into a higher stratosphere. Unfortunately for many the price-tag of $3.500,- was just a bridge too far. Hear, hear, said Rpaige, and he joined once again his forces with Mark Carson, for a more affordable variety of the "Crash of '29", the Skyscraper Art Deco Watch. What you get is the same iconic case, yet with a slightly different dial. That case is nothing less than a piece of functional Art Deco design, with its trapezoidal design and the crown on top. The case is large, 46.7 mm…
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