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
A summary of a day spent searching for vintage jewellery in thrift shops.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Another yard sale discovery: A 1960s vintage Ramba watch ($1). Now look at the pictures of 1960s Omega Dynamics below. Who’s zooming who?
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