You might think these are vintage finds. Not so. The Stargazer 1970s-style space-age watches are brand new.
But you might not notice. Nor might your friends and co-workers. This is the best take on the space-age watch I’ve seen so far (that isn’t an official reissue or update of an original).
Of course, much of the appeal depends on whether you need a wristwatch in the 21st century. Most people will just glance at their computer, their phone or any other gadget if they want to know the time of day. But others see the watch as something more than a time-teller.
A watch like this is a statement piece. Yes, it tells you the time. But it also makes something of a retro style statement. It’s as much a piece of jewellery as it is a functional item. And I think that’s the case with most watches now. If it doesn’t catch the eye, it doesn’t sell.
And this one obviously has. It is available in coloured versions, too, but for me, the stainless steel takes on the watch are where it’s at. Available via Fairy Treasury on Etsy, the watch uses a classic electronic digital quartz movement packed inside a shell that’s more 1973 than 2023. It’s a tribute to the era but without the bumps and cracks of a vintage version. Or the potential problems with the vintage inner workings.
A lovely design and yours for just over £100 online.