Category Archive: Watch Out

Happy 90th Birthday, Gucci!

It’s Gucci‘s 90th birthday, everybody. The brand was born in Florence in 1921 when Guccio Gucci opened a leather goods convern. After working in the Savoy Hotel in London, he wanted to bring… Continue reading

My Thrift Trip To Scarborough

A summary of a day spent searching for vintage jewellery in thrift shops.

Brass in Pocket: N. Robert Hunter Case Pocket Watch

This eleborately decorated full hunter pocket watch came in the same lot as my Baume et Mercier pendant watch. It’s an interesting design — very Victorian (probably Victorian revival though), but machine stamped.… Continue reading

Having A Ball: Baume & Mercier Pendant Watch

I got this pretty package in the mail Tuesday. It’s a Baume & Mercier enamel pendant watch from the 1940s. I won it on eBay. I paid too much for it (though it… Continue reading

Art Deco Week: 1922 14K White Gold Watch Chain

I found this broken watch chain Friday at an antique shop for $5. I love it when a piece is hallmarked with a date, in this case 1922. Whilst researching this baby, I… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: Mannish Watches

I’ve switched out the straps on a few of my favourite watches so that they look a little more butch, as per the women wearing men’s watches trend (note: this trend is not… Continue reading

My Favourite Things: Omega Deville Watch

It’s disingenuous to say that this Omega Deville is my most beloved watch because I am fickle and usually my favourite is my newest watch. But this one is pretty special because it… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: Dior-Style Lucerne Watch

Picked up this early 1970s knock-off of a Bulova for Christian Dior watch at the St. Lawrence market last Sunday (that’s it for my weekend haul, I swear). Compare the above with the… Continue reading

Copycats: Ramba Super Deluxe Omega Dynamic Clone

Another yard sale discovery: A 1960s vintage Ramba watch ($1). Now look at the pictures of 1960s Omega Dynamics below. Who’s zooming who?

Getting Lucky: Catena Equis Watch

While moving everything back into our kitchen, I found a box full of jewellery. I had no recollection of any of it. This might be a sign that I have too much jewellery.… Continue reading

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