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Upon mention of two-tone Rolexes, many younger collectors are instantly hit with a wave of cherished memories. This modern rush of nostalgia can be attributed to the fact that that the popularity of two-tone watches perhaps reached an all-time high in the 1990s, with every middle-aged parent and golf course dwelling retiree donning one on their wrist
For those outside of the watch obsessed world, the ideal watch "collection" is not a collection at all, but instead that single watch that's fit for reliable and stylish wear on any given Sunday. With this in mind, the watches included here may not exactly fall into that category. These aren't timeless and versatile - they are bold and specific.
Great value? Check. Meeting NASA requirements? Check. Amazing 70s style? Check. Unbelievable exotic dial variant? Check. What isn't to love about the Speedmaster MKII?
I travel a lot, and by a lot, it is on average three weeks out of every 4 in the month. I do two things as soon as the wheels touch down in the destination I find myself landing in. When the plane lands, the first thing I do is set my watch to the time zone I am in. Out of superstition, I only set my watch when I land and never in the air or before getting on my flight...
Regardless of where you focus your collecting efforts, there’s an undeniable universal appeal to the brute, no-nonsense nature of military watches. While those that collect vintage military watches in today’s day and age could largely be described as so-called “desk divers,” knowing that your watch is capable of handling whatever it may encounter is a reassuringly epic feeling.
To understand the M’s significance in photographic history, you first have to wrap your head around those that came before it, and the development of the Leica brand as a whole. Let’s explore the history of this legendary “piece of kit,” and discuss what exactly makes it so special.
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