Another Christmas present, this time from Joanne, was the Retro Watches: The Modern Collector’s Guide book. It is under £15 to purchase, which is a crazy price considering the quality of the book materials and the content, and it really is an eye-opener as well.
The book highlights some incredible watch designs, almost all from the 1970’s, and they really do show an innovation that is absent from watch design today.
When you look at today’s most popular watches they are all either unchanged designs from decades ago (Rolex Submariner) or homages to older watches (almost every manufacturer). We are wearing designs from 50 years ago on our wrists and no one seems able to change that, apart from the watch manufactures of the 1970’s. A fascinating book.
Available here for £14.89.