Beauty in the Ruins: Dirty Old Watches

1970s Lorie Splodate Automatic Watch

Today’s watch diversion is a little photo essay of beat up old watches.There’s something about wear and tear that can make a watch more interesting to me (not so much all the other people who collect vintage timepieces). Pictured above is a Lorie (the house brand of a Canadian jeweller that no longer exists) Splodate Automatic Watch. I don not know what a Splodate is, nor do I care to speculate (not true, it probably refers to the quickset date button located just above the crown). Below is another, much older (but just as battered) Lorie.

1940s Lorie sub seconds watch

And speaking of squares, here’s a 1950s Benrus wristwatch.

Square case Benrus Watch