Vintage 1960's Paul Raynard Diver's Watch
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.
Where on earth do I even start with this one?
This a vintage 1960's 600ft diver's watch by Paul Raynard that I found at an estate sale in Northern California. I even got to meet the original owner!
This watch has a stunning black face with white & orange accents and date keeper. It is marked with the Paul Raynard logo and 17 Jewels notation.
The rotating bezel is still in excellent condition and mirrors the black & orange motif.
The case is pretty substantial at almost 1.75" across and 3/8" thick.
The back of the case is marked Shock & Water Resistant.
I found a pretty awesome striped military band that adds a new life to this piece.
You have asked for more pics of the watches on the arm, you can check me out trying to wear the watch and take the picture at the same time!
This watch has been serviced and keeps great time and date.
This watch requires daily winding
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