Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Classic Aviator Watches

I'm not sure where it started--perhaps with World War I inspired round dial watches of Bell & Ross. A good example would be this Bell & Ross Vintage WW1 Mechanical Watch.

Bell & Ross Vintage WW1

But, now the watch marketplace is filled with classic watches that are inspired by World War 1 and 2 aviation and adventure.

Mil-Tec M109

You can almost envision wearing one with a leather aviators jacket and a silk scarf.  As tempting as the adventure can be, the cost of keeping up can be daunting.  In May (2012), I found an interesting Merona quartz watch at Target with many of the same features for around $20.

In a rare display of self-discipline, I left it on the shelf.  But, it does successfully evoke those early 20th century adventurers.  I wonder what it would be like . . .

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