This Valentine’s Day, Get her a Gift with a Story.
For vintage timepiece collectors, it is often the story behind the watch that makes it so alluring. Perhaps the timepiece was a family heirloom passed on from generation to generation. Maybe the watch accompanied its owner on military duties around the world. Or better yet, the watch was possibly a romantic gift from a wife to a husband with a secret message engraved on the back.
When a watch is several decades old, it holds its own history closely intertwined with that of its wearer(s). Vintage watch collectors are romantics at heart and it’s beautiful to imagine what the timepiece has witnessed during its lifetime. The decadence of the Roaring Twenties, the austerity of the Great Depression impacted 1930s, the tumultuous World War II era of the early 1940s, and the hopeful rebuilding of the 1950s.
So this Valentine’s Day, forget the soulless shiny new things from shopping malls and browse my curated selection of fine vintage timepieces for a gift with a unique story and history. Men’s vintage watches are finding a new audience among women. In fact, women’s interest in men’s timepieces has rapidly grown over the last ten years. And when we look at the of men’s watches from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, we understand why.
Men’s watches of that era are much smaller than today’s very large sizes, thus, the retro fit is well suited for a feminine wrist. Furthermore, these timepieces often feature interesting case shapes such as cushion, rectangle, and tonneau, which make for a unique style statement. And finally, most timepieces that were produced in the early part of the 20th century include either pink or yellow gold cases, which would beautifully match any ladies’ current jewelry collection.
I have collected, studied, cherished, and worn so many watches throughout my life and I genuinely believe that a beautiful watch can bring true happiness and pleasure to its wearer. Therefore, I travel the world to bring you what I think is the very best selection of vintage watches. Each piece is personally selected by me to ensure that I only offer exciting timepieces from both big brand names, as well as smaller lesser-known companies.
Here’s wishing you and your loved one a Joyeuse Saint-Valentin,