Watch shapes.

Since the end of 1940's and definitely since the 1950's,
an absolute majority of watches have round in shape.
I wonder why?
Personally I always have had an attraction to rectangular or square watches,
but today you must look very hard, to find new watches in that shape.
1921 is an extraordinary elegant exception!
Thanks God we have Vacheron Constantin.

From a book about clothes, which I really can recommend,
as the bible of clothes and how to dress, I think a beautiful and expensive watch,
goes better with a white shirt and buttons, the a T-shirt and jeans.., I have tried to extract the watches
of famous celebrities during the 30's and 40's.

Watch shapes.

Watch shapes.

Watch shapes.

Watch shapes.

Watch shapes.

Watch shapes.

Watch shapes.

Bad pictures but I hope the message is clear.
BTW the book doesn't discuss watches at all Watch shapes.

Hej!

Doc
Doc
01/05/2009 - 14:40
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Doc
01/05/2009 - 16:12
01/05/2009 - 16:49
BTW
Doc
01/05/2009 - 17:37
Dje
02/01/2009 - 21:48
I agree Doc that a form watch is often more dressy (nt)
01/05/2009 - 14:44
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Thanks Doc.....
01/05/2009 - 15:22

I love that suit on the cover.  Now I have to order that book as well.  I'm almost spending more money on books you introduce me to than watches! The funny thing is that I just can't get past the round watch.  My wife loves the Toledo and I tried it on and thought it was cool but the small voice in my head keeps saying (round is better)!  I need to keep thinking about this.  Thanks for the pics. Best regards, Tom

Hi Tom,
01/05/2009 - 16:12
books, books and books are my other (first) passion, and it's sure nice to see you get exalted. It's a tremendous book, you will not need anyone else in this field  ISBN :0-06-019144-9 Worst thing is, when you read it, you will invest in nice suits, jackets, shirts, ties etc etc Anyway it's a beautiful coffe table book, that you will read from the first to the last page! You have to go to vintage Vacheron&Constantin to get nice form watches,  and you will also feel better dressed with them too 1950 Thanks and hej! Doc
Thanks Doc...
01/05/2009 - 16:49
That's certainly a beauty.  I've been thinking more and more about vintage and I might just look at some diffeent shapes...and I love the strap on that one...gorgeous! Best regards, Tom
BTW
01/05/2009 - 17:37
The suit on the cover belonged of course to Cary Grant, see page 229, and you don't have to be gay to say that he looks gorgeous, what a taste he had ! He is of course on several more pics, as well as Gary Cooper,Clark Gable and celebrites like authors, roualties and genuine capitalistts ! Please tell me what you liked it when you get it! You can still get a new one from the known online book shop, to an affordable price.... Hej! Doc
a round triple date? How about this project?
01/05/2009 - 18:30
won the Loungers vote for the HL watch last year. Photoshop courtesy of Fred 925
Nice book certainly Doc
02/01/2009 - 21:48
Hi Doc, I'm a great fan of form watches myself. I even share one with Cary Grant in fact, a Cartier Tank Basculante, except that he had an original one, and I only have a recent edition! I don't wear it with his style though! Hopefully someday! As you know I'm a great fan of the Reverso too! But as you I'm just being a new American 1921 huge fan!!! The Toledo was my favorite in the current offerings, it's now the American 1921! I'm extremely happy to see VC back on my wish list after 2 or 3 quiet years! See you Dje