You’ll find old watch faces & movements at almost every second hand market you visit – often in a box of mixed bits & pieces. They usually cost just a few pence and a large collection is easily accumulated.
There are all kinds of ways to display them. We think they look great sitting in a bowl or glass – or perhaps arranged in an old printers tray.
Take a peek in that 10p box next time you’re having a rummage!
Multi-tasking mobile phones have banished the need for watches, diaries, address books, cameras or Walkmans (remember them?!). I still enjoy wearing a watch on my wrist though – it’s a fashion accessory; like a ring, bracelet or pair of shoes. I like them in different colours, fun or business-like, ultra-modern or classic, cheap or luxurious – there’s a watch to suit all situations!
- V01LED-PG/BL – VOID Watches, 165€
- May28th Lemon watch – ASOS, £25.00
- Monol Denmark 1G – Brun – Hindborg e-shop, 119,00 DKK
- Shenandoah watch – Switch Modern, $120
Nooka Unisex Zot V Series black leather watch: £215.00 – Amazon
OK, so I’ve already done a Wednesday Wish post about a timepiece – but this Nooka watch is SO unusual! Instead of the regular hands or LCD numbers, this one’s face displays an illuminated dot matrix for the hours and a horizontal bar for the minutes.
If you wore this on your wrist, it may take you a little bit longer to respond when someone asks, “Have you got the time?”
Nomos Glashütte Tetra 27 Karat wristwatch – €1280
Some women have a shoe or handbag fetish – I’ve got those too – but I also have a thing for watches! This one with it’s square face and 1930s style numerals is really something – I love it! I’ll get me one as soon as I win the Euro Millions!
Yellow ‘100 series’ wristwatch – UniformWares – £110
Adelle is allergic to most metal watch straps so has always had to wear plastic Swatch watches or this lovely green rubber Philippe Starck one. The model above is a sleek (and bright!) design that would go with lots of different style outfits.