I had an uncle who passed away when I was in my teens. Upon his death, his wife gave my grandfather a few of the uncle’s belongings (oddly enough including some underwear). Among the assorted items, my grandfather received a box of old wrist watches. Apparently my uncle had kept many of the timepieces he had used throughout his life. I still remember the simple elegance of some of those watches, many manufactured during the glory days of American design, the 1950s.

Over the years I have owned a number of watches myself. I’d have to say one that really sticks out in my mind is the watch I purchased while on honeymoon in Las Vegas. It was a Fossil, with a digital yin-yang symbol on the face and a black leather strap. I think Fossil used to make some really interesting looking watches, yet somehow got away from doing so in the late 2000s. Anyway, here are some interesting articles and videos I found around the web that I thought you might like.

History of Men’s Watches – 1900s to 1960s

History of Wrist Watches – Wikipedia

Wrist Watches: From Battlefield to Fashion Accessory

Once Upon A Time: The Pop Culture Impact of Mickey Mouse Watches

The 12 Most Expensive Watches Ever Made

Dick Tracy – The Official Watch

Your Grandfather’s Watch Could Be Worth Thousands: Here’s How To Tell

How A Mechanical Watch Works – YouTube

Collecting Watches: Only 15 Brands Hold Their Value – YouTube

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March 5, 2019

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