Category: ladies watches

Star of the stage, big screen and television, the beautiful and talented Ms. Ida Lupino, was also a writer, director and producer for both film and television. She directed an all-male cast in the “Hitch-Hiker” (1953), making her the first woman to direct a film noir. This image is when she first started acting in 1938.

Turn-of-the-Century magazine illustration for American timepiece manufacturer Elgin Watch Company: “Sure as the sun is the Elgin watch: Unaffected by heat or cold, damp or drought, jar or jolt, Elgin watches keep accurate time.“ Circa September, 1903.

Astonishingly original ladies white gold-filled Waltham wrist watch from a New England estate. Virtually unworn, it comes in its factory presentation box, circa 1929.

A candid still of a young Ms. Joan Crawford during a photo-shoot for the Illinois Watch Company, circa 1925. Ms. Crawford, impressed by the intricacy of the timepiece, could not stop admiring her watch.

Ladies’ completely original Deco-era Gruen Guild wire-lug wristlet in 14k white gold fill; featuring an astonishingly original carved sterling silver dial, blued hands and original florid crown, circa 1920s.

Exotic SVW Calendar Girl Samah Yaseen makes this ‘20s platinum and diamond cocktail watch even more irresistible.
Photo by Rossie Newson
Makeup by Lucrecia Suarez

Charming object poster by artist Donald Brun for Swiss watch company Certina, circa 1955.

The beautiful and talented Dame Diana Rigg, circa 1969.

During the Golden Age of Hollywood, a “triple threat” was an artist who could sing, dance and act well. In Fashion, a “triple threat” is an artist who can model, photograph and post-produce well. Both are rare and desirable.  The Goddess – is, indeed, a genuine triple-threat: a stunning model, gifted photographer and formidable post-production artist. Here, she’s day-tripping in our Summer 2014 Seattle shoot.
Photo by: Donna Strickland; special thank you to Katie Ammon, Randall Morgan

Wonderful Elgin Watch Company graduation advertisement from the Ladies Home Journal, dated June 1927.