Category: 1950s

The classics: old trucks and vintage watches

SVW model Davis Jasmin sits in front of an old Plymouth wearing his men’s 1956 Croton Acurator wristwatch. Photo by Rossie Newson

Hailing from one of America’s most exhilarating eras, this men’s mid-century Waltham features a highly stylized case with “sunburst” lugs – perfect for a windswept convertible ride. Circa 1959

SVW Calendar model Mitch DeArmond wearing a 1959 Hamilton stainless steel automatic wristwatch that complements his classic look. Photo by Rossie Newson.

William Holden relaxing on the set of “Sunset Boulevard” wearing an equally handsome vintage watch, circa 1950.

Exceedingly handsome men’s 1950 oversized rose-gold tone Omega Bumper Automatic with its original dial.

Beautiful Swiss Beltex Watch Company advertisement poster, circa 1950. The watch company manufactured in Bienne Switzerland.

The incomparable James Dean: a man, a camera, and his 1955 Jaeger-LeCoultre wrist watch.

Blancpain is known for its Fifty-Fathoms watch, which was produced in collaboration with the French Navy’s Nageurs de Combat (combat swimmers) lead by Captain Bob Maloubier and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud and worn by famed scientist/innovator Jacques-Yves Cousteau, according to Wikipedia. From 1958, the Fifty Fathoms was standard issue of the U.S. Navy combat divers and U.S. Navy Seals. The watch has a water resistant level up to 91 meters (298.5 feet).

Blancpain is known for its Fifty-Fathoms watch, which was produced in collaboration with the French Navy’s Nageurs de Combat (combat swimmers) lead by Captain Bob Maloubier and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud and worn by famed scientist/innovator Jacques-Yves Cousteau, according to Wikipedia. From 1958, the Fifty Fathoms was standard issue of the U.S. Navy combat divers and U.S. Navy Seals. The watch has a water resistant level up to 91 meters (298.5 feet).

SVW model Davis Jasmin in “Heroic Age” by photographer Rossie Newson. Davis is wearing a men’s 1956 Croton Acurator wristwatch.