Vintage Blue Chateau Diver's Watch with Striped Military Band
I have always had a thing for old watches. There is something about the character of an old watch that just defines "Old School Cool" for me. I've just thought it was so much cooler to discover a beautiful old watch than to just walk into a store and buy a new one. There is a strength in knowing how old they are and seeing them faithfully keep perfect time. There is a magic in thinking of the life that this watch had before it came into your hands. And there is a beauty in knowing that some things just never go out of style.
When I was growing up, my dad never splurged on anything. His focus was on taking care of us kids. But the one thing that he loved was a great watch. I think I inherited that from him. As Blade + Blue is really a 'Thank - You' letter to my father for all that he taught us about being men, I couldn't be more excited and proud than to share this collection of beautiful found watches with you.
Sometimes, it takes a great watch to make an outfit turn heads. That's how I feel about this beautiful old diver's watch from the Chateau company.
Check out the image of Nate in one of the beautiful short sleeve shirts: that watch makes the look more thoughtful and put together. I really love this one.
The dial is a dazzling iridescent blue accented by the date keeper and a large arrowhead which sits on the hour hand.
There is a rotating rim which is marked with the minute keepers. Please note there is some aging on the numbers (kind of makes it cooler)
The case is thick & substantial and measures just over 1.5" across.
The crystal is in good condition, with a little wear from age.
And how can I not mention that band! I found this vintage nylon band with striking black & olive stripes that I knew would be perfect for this watch.
This watch has been serviced to keep good time.
Daily winding required.
Only 1 available