Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Watches of Adventure

If you believe the movies and television, adventure can be expressed in terms of fashion.  For example, who can forget characters like Indiana Jones who enshrined the fedora, leather jacket, and bull whip in our collective consciousness.

Photo by Gary Stewart Gary2880 (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
But, what does adventure look like in a watch?  Many watches have an adventurous bent.  For example, dive watches certainly evoke all sorts of undersea adventures.  But, when you think of Indiana Jones-style, 1930s pulp, adventure style, you think of a vintage-look dial and a leather band.


You might also think about a field watch.  They have a rugged military look about them.  Today that 1930's look lives on in adventurous timepieces like the AVI-8 Flyboy, Hamilton Khaki, and Seiko Adventurer.

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