OK…I’m so turned on now!
I love these watches! Male or female, it doesn't matter. My shrine to the greatest watch...
of all time.
One of the un-Tank watches that I’ve been wearing. I remember seeing it in the JCPenney flyer in the 1980s, and I just had to have it! I just got a new calfskin strap for it, and I love it.
Over the course of several years of owning this one, I tried many different straps on it, and come to find out that The matte finish black calfskin looks best to me. This one is a bit more padded than the original, but it doesn’t detract from it at all. The watch has taken a beating, and continues to work as the day I bought it.
I can’t deny it; if I saw someone wearing one of these, I’d definitely stop and take notice right away. You just don’t see them very often.
Submitted this pic to #wristprn. I see a lot of the same round faces. I’d love to see more of these. ;) It’s got some scratches, which add to the character of it in my opinion. Almost nothing that I own is perfect or pristine.
I took the most beat-up Seiko tank that I have and bought this stitched black lizard strap for it a few days ago. I must say that I really like this watch a lot now. It’s a long one too, so it fits quite nicely on my wrist.
For a while, I didn’t like this particular iteration of the Tank (mid-80s,) because it seemed to stray too much from the original design. However, the more I wore it, the less I cared. This is a bit more casual looking, whereas the older ones are more formal (to me.) It doesn’t scream “LOOK AT ME! I DEMAND YOUR ATTENTION!”
The Hadley-Roma semi-gloss long black lizard strap works out great, and maybe even a brown or honey would have worked too. Black will always be my fave though. Sometimes I like wearing a watch that looks dressy with jeans and a T-shirt. It does get attention from the fashionistas! I just laugh and walk away. I’m in my forties….do I really care about what’s “hot?”
Leuba Louis (Louis A. Leuba, Switzerland.) Nice wrist shot, and a few assorted others.
Actor Robert Wagner and his vintage Cartier Tank Louis….*drool*
A newly-acquired NOS vintage Galaxie by Elgin tank-style watch. It even smells vintage! This one is more like a Gruen Curvex, and I like it a lot. Roman numerals are my absolute favorite on watches, but for some reason, I wanted to give this one a chance. I love the non-stitched black crocodile grain leather strap on it too. It also has the appearance of enamel on the sides of the crystal; I’ve always loved that. It’s a bit slimmer than the Seikos and Pulsars, yet it takes 20mm straps. It’s definitely in my rotation!