As you know, our Etsy shop went live yesterday. Today we’d like to talk a little bit more about two of our favorite items!
We are featuring two pocket watches from the 1950’s: a Westclox “Dax” and a Westclox “Bull’s Eye”. Watches like these were made throughout the 20th century as “dollar watches” – watches that were so cheap that anyone could afford one. These two are both nickel plated, with plastic crystals and metal faces; both with snap backs and pendant style loops. They are both mechanical, and work quite well! Vintage pocket watches are very popular lately with collectors and crafters alike, and it’s easy to see why – with even the cheapest models there is a certain charm and character that modern watches just don’t have.
Many people collect these for display, or for parts. However, we always love to wear our vintage finds! Certainly these would look great strung on a chain as intended, but right now we are obsessed with the contrast between a classic metal watch, and a fun or funky ribbon necklace!
For this style we used a thin, silk scarf belt, but you could create any combination of looks from different thicknesses and patterns of ribbons and scarves. Layering with other silver-toned necklaces finishes off the look (We used a vintage nickle-plated beaded chain). If you give it a try, please send us your pictures! We would LOVE to see how you style it!
– Lise + Katina