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Watch design: What people really were wearing back in the golden era of watchmaking

 By: Reuven Malter : October 18th, 2019-17:31
Part I: What is this text about? Todays watch market is, probably more than ever, filled with companys claiming a „great tradition“ where their watches come from. In a way, you could say retro is the new normal. It doesnt happen very often that our belove...  

Very cool post!

 By: Brandon Skinner : October 18th, 2019-17:33
Today's timepieces are great as well... you just need to look in more unusual places😉

its been a pleasure! [nt]

 By: Reuven Malter : October 18th, 2019-18:38

Great thread -- thanks for taking the time!

 By: JohnFM : October 18th, 2019-18:14
Would love to see more like this. Very interesting to see what watches people wore when a watch was (literally) essential to daily life. My father was born in 1910. He was 45 when I was born so I only remember the watches he wore when he was middle aged o... 

wow, thats so interesting.

 By: Reuven Malter : October 18th, 2019-18:41
i wish i had memories like the ones you have. I dont and that was the only reason for me to refer to FJS. My granddad started collecting watches in 1992 or so.


 By: Reuven Malter : October 18th, 2019-18:30
i wanted to show the links of all these pictures, these links have then disappeared but i cant edit my post for some reason to put them in again. So i will try here again to give all the links in order of appearence. I hope it works now... Picture1: Pictu... 

Very interesting post , it was a pleasure to learn a man’s journey trough his watches .

 By: ZSHSZ : October 18th, 2019-20:34
Thank you for spending precious time putting it together. I’m curious if he still kept his first Omega ? Best, Zsolt.

I have know idea.

 By: Reuven Malter : October 19th, 2019-00:23
The family has gone trough complicated financial times more then once since then. But i have never heard from any of his pieces being kept or sold or whatever. Im quite sure that his sons arent wearing his pieces now though.

You are right.

 By: Reuven Malter : October 19th, 2019-00:29
But thats the amazing thing: even in the 70s and 80s, all but one piece were mechanical pieces. Its like the quartz crisis has never existed in my story. But in reality, you are obviously right amanico. The last mechanical "best seller" probably was the e... 

Thank you for the time and effort

 By: Jad : October 19th, 2019-01:44
You put in this interesting research, it was a very informative article, for it shows how a good classic timepiece can last for generations, ie Speedmaster and Royal Oak

Thank you!

 By: Reuven Malter : October 19th, 2019-13:13
I hope omega makes a reedition with FJS's third piece, but there are already some options in that direction, particularly the very nice new chronoris from oris.

Interesting that you mention "Spaten-Braeu" (German spelling is actually Spatenbräu)

 By: kjell_watchmaker : October 19th, 2019-01:59
"Spaten" is "spade" in German and the logo of the brand is picturing the malt shovel used to handle the malt during the early brewing process. The Spaten Brewery can date their history back to the 1397 and is today a part of the multinational Anheuser bre...  

Thank you for giving some background information.

 By: Reuven Malter : October 19th, 2019-13:15
I was drinking a spaten some days ago yet i didnt knew that they are that old. I remember that there is spaten mentioned in the late 60s movie the great escape, but its interesting that theyre even older than VC... great to know.

Thank you! [nt]

 By: Reuven Malter : October 19th, 2019-14:12

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