What I am wearing today (28 May 2012)

Today I am wearing a blue, two-button, notch-lapel suit; a white/blue striped shirt with french cuffs; a maroon tie with small paisley patterns; a white pocket square; a pair of reddish brown cap-toed oxford shoes; a vintage and somewhat enigmatic Favre Leuba Seikomatic, manual winding, gold plated watch.

 

The enigma stems from the fact that the term “Seikomatic” is a term used by Seiko Watch Company and not by Favre Leuba. I have not been able to find any record that Seiko and Favre Leuba ever cooperated on any watch. I have also searched the Net without any success for any Favre Leuba watch with “Seikomatic.” I did occur to me that the dial could be a modification by some watch mechanic. Now that I had two identical Favre Leuba watches with “Seikomatic” inscribed on the dial, I am convinced  about the authenticity of the diall.

The movement inside the watch is the standard FL-253, as shown below:

Favre-Leuba 253 Movement

 

What I am wearing today (27 May 2012)

Today I am wearing a light tan, 2-button, notch-lapel, linen suit; a hand loom cotton check shirt; a brown silk tie with small flower patterns; a brown and navy printed silk pocket square; a pair of brown double monk strap shoes; and finally, a vintage Sicura Automatic watch.

The glass (crystal) of the watch is damaged. Also damaged are some of the stones in the dial. Trying to find a replacement crystal for the watch. I am not sure about the age of this watch.

 

 

What I am wearing today (24 May 2012)

Today I decided not to wear a suit but to go with a double-breasted, six-button, navy blazer with beige trousers.  I selected a shirt from my recent favorites–hand loom cotton check in red and white and a red silk tie with thin blue stripes. I thought a white linen pocket square would go nicely with this combination (I also thought of using a red pocket square but finally decided in favor of white because three red items would be overdoing it.)
The shoes that I am wearing today are reddish brown double monk straps. Today’s watch is a 1963 vintage Seiko 17 Jewels manual winding version. given that the watch is nearly fifth years old, its condition is superb. Both the body and dial are in the original state.

What I am wearing today (23 May 2012)

Today’s attire consists of a three-button, notch-lapel, glen plaid suit with a ticket pocket; a white hand loom made cotton shirt with french-cuffs; a blue silk tie with small patterns on it; a blue patterned printed pocket square; a pair of dark brown derby shoes; and finally, a very old (1940’s), manual winding, Cyma Navy Star wristwatch.

When I had received the watch its condition was so bad that I had to get the watch’s body re0enameled and the dial redone. As a result, now it looks almost new!