Vintage Blue Clinton 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.
Clintons are some of my favorite old watches and this guy is no exception.
I especially like how bold & blue his face is. The white numerals and red accents on the second hand & calendar work perfectly against that bright shade of blue.
There is also a pretty cool rotating bezel listing international cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Paris, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Sydney and get this.. Denver! Why Denver? These vintage finds always get me thinking!
The crystal is in very good condition, just a little bit of aging. The case is slightly narrower than some of the chunkier pieces I have found this time around; it measures 1.5" across including the crown.
I found a black leather band with blue stitching that matches the cool face perfectly.
This watch has been serviced and keeps great time and date.
This watch requires daily winding.
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