Vintage Wittnauer 1970's Orange Hour-Markers 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.
By now, you know that I am always on the lookout for special Wittnauer pieces.
This style has a strong and 'thick' face measuring 1.5" across including the dial. But like I mentioned, the face is nice and chunky.
And what a face it is, shiny grey with orange markers where the hours are and a cool second hand with an orange circular detail. The classic Wittnauer "W" is present along with the 'Geneve' marking.
This model should be wound every day and keeps great time and date.
The coolest thing about this is the engraving on the back: "To Mr. Elliot from the class of '73 B.F.H.S"
Something tells me Mr. Elliot used to rock his 'old school school'
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