For sale is this SPECTACULAR watch dating from the 1950s-1960s. This is very elegant, simple design. The watch is a wide bangle consisting of solid 14k gold, with a watch insert, the case of which is also 14k gold. The bangle tapers at the ends, and works on a wide hinge. The watch has a wind up mechanism and works, but as it is removable, you could replace it with another watch if so desired. The band and watch case are both clearly marked 14k, but I could not fine a maker's mark. This weighs 50g, and as the watch works weigh less than a gram it is almost all solid 14k gold. The band would fit most wrists, and has is 8" around, and .65" wide at the widest point This is a very unique item, and chic item, for someone who appreciated refined simplicity and luxury.
Provenance: This watch was owned by an extremely interesting and successful woman. In 1941, after attending Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and Traphagen School of Fashion in New York, she was hired as an assistant to the fashion editor of the Los Angeles Times. She rose to fashion editor before leaving the newspaper in 1943 to work for Columbia Pictures as a fashion publicist for stars such as Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. In later years she ran a Dollhouse Museum in Los Angeles.
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