I’m proud to introduce my new book featuring a good chunk of my vintage watch collection. I was approached by UK writer, Josh Sims to contribute for 'Retro Watches' but wound up being the sole focus of the book!
Retro Watches is a modern collector's guide to a world of unusual, rare, and dazzlingly outlandish watch designs. Light years away from dusty, conservative classics, Retro Watches presents a selection of over 100 watches from the late 1950s, 60s, and 70s - the golden age of avant-garde watchmaking and experimentation. These stylish timepieces sport exuberant cases, bold hues, eccentric displays, and a distinctive retro-futuristic vibe.
What you wear on your wrist can be more than merely functional. Eschewing the common categories of the "classics," the ostentatiously high-priced, and the "blingy," this book brings together individualist pieces that few have seen and even fewer own. Retro Watches is a collector's guide for those who want to make a statement with the watch they wear, but who are looking for something a little different. It collects the most intriguing, visually striking, and out-there watch designs from little-known but influential watch brands, along with overlooked but brilliant pieces from the major players.
Over one hundred watch models are featured, specially photographed for the book and accompanied by accessible, informative texts discussing the watch's design, history, and intriguing features, as well as info panels detailing rarity, value, and other key attributes.
Additional breakout spreads dive into the cultural and fashion history of watch design and the many innovations of the '60s and '70s. Beautifully presented, Retro Watches is the volume for the watch wearer who wants to stand out from the crowd.
Check it out here.