Today I am wearing a light brown colored double-breasted suit, a light brown cotton shirt with French cuffs and tabbed-collar, a light brown patterned silk tie, a brown and navy printed silk pocket square, a pair of tan cap-toed oxford shoes, and a 1940 vintage West End Watch Company Keepsake Prima date manual winding watch with a “Bonklip” type stainless steel bracelet.
Though I have many West End mechanical watches in my collection, this is the only “Keepsake” model in my collection. Therefore, it seems that the “Keepsake” must be rare model for West End Watches.
Today I am wearing an ash pinstripe, notch-lapel, 2-button suit; a blue and peach striped tabbed color shirt with french cuffs; a peach silk tie; a Macclesfield silk printed pocket square in blue, red, and yellow; a pair of black cap-toed oxford shoes; and a 1940 vintage, military issue, West End Watch Company, Sowar, Prima, manual winding, watch. The bracelet is a “Bonklip” imitation. There is a history behind this type of bracelets. These bracelets were issued to the World War II pilots and could be used in both under the flight jacket, or more usually, over the flight jacket’s sleeve.