This week we're coming at you with an eclectic group of watches. They display varying dial designs, different use cases for watches, and the ways that certain designs manage to be timeless. Sometimes the best theme is no theme at all. The selection includes a stunning Universal Genève pocket watch in stainless steel, a time-only Zenith Victorious, a pair of Rolex Datejusts, and more. Read on to see what's just landed in the HODINKEE Shop.
1970s Heuer Carrera Ref. 1153N

The last few years have seen collectors finally catch on to just how good Heuer chronographs can be. And looking at this beautiful Carrera ref. 1153N from circa 1970, it's easy to understand why. The sturdy barrel-shaped case gives the watch a ton of presence on the wrist without making it bulky and the high contrast white-on-black dial is beautifully punctuated by a svelte red seconds hand for the chronograph. Powering the watch is the legendary caliber 11, one of the very first automatic chronograph movements ever made. Whether you're timing your Mille Miglia run or just your morning commute, this watch is sure to make it more pleasurable.
1960s Croton Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver

There are plenty of usual suspects when it comes to mid-century sport watches. We don't even have to get into the names here, you already know them by heart. But if you're willing to look beyond those icons, you can find some truly incredible pieces to sate your yearning for something different. This Croton Chronomaster (complete with its original guarantee and instruction brochure) is just that – the streamlined case, broad arrow hour hand, and combination dive/second timezone bezel give it tons of character. If you're into funky tool watches, this one is most definitely for you.
1970s Heuer Skipper Ref. 15640

Here at HODINKEE we sure do love a quirky watch. The Heuer Skipper ref. 15640 just oozes style, with its matching blue dial and bezel, not to mention the red, white, and blue chronograph sub-dial, which counts down the 15 minutes leading up to a regatta. Talk about a purpose-built complication, right? The automatic caliber 15 movement keeps things running smoothly and with minimal fuss too, so you can focus on raising the main and trimming the jib instead of keeping your watching running. If you *were looking for the perfect vintage summer watch, we think your search is over.
The Full Set

We've also got a stainless steel Universal Genève pocket watch from the 1960s, a 1950s stainless steel Zenith Victorious, a Rolex Datejust ref. 16030 with a black dial, and a Rolex Datejust "Wide Boy." You can see them all right here.


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