Vintage Clinton Diver's Watch with Striped 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.
My eyes popped out of my head when I saw this stunner in antique shop near San Luis Obisbo, California. But guess what, I actually couldn't afford it. So I did something I never do, I remained patient.
About 3 weeks later, I had to hit L.A. for a fabric show so naturally I made a detour to that shop where my favorite watch was. He was still there. And again I did something I never do, I haggled. I think I begged a little too (!), but there was a big smile on my face when I resumed the drive to L.A.
This is an old Clinton diver's style watch with a magnificent royal blue dial. All of it's details complement that face; the white time keepers, the red date numerals & second hand and that sweet striped military band.
There is also a painted, rotating bezel that lists the names of international cities at the numeral markers. I had the crystal polished up to really pop that handsome face.
The case measures roughly 1.5" across and has pretty hefty weight to him.
Daily winding required.
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