What I am wearing today (14 June 2012)

Today is Thursday, the day before the weekends start here and I am already in a holiday mood. My today’s attire is a  classic combination consisting of a 3-button, notch-lapel navy blazer; a light blue tabbed-collar shirt with french cuffs; gray flannel trousers; a blue/violet/yellow-orange striped tie; a violet pocket square; and a pair of brown loafers.

Today’s I am wearing a very beautiful 1960-70 vintage gold plated Favre Leuba Geneve “Twin Power,” date, manual winding watch in a brown leather strap.The watch is with its original dial, bezel, and crystal. You may notice that the crystal is lightly chipped around the “3” mark of the dial. I decided not to change the original crystal.

What I am wearing today (7 June 2012)

Today I decided to dress casual in a trousers/blazer combination. Therefore, today I am wearing a 2-button, notch-lapel blazer with patch pockets; a pink and white striped shirt with barrel cuff; a dark pink silk knit tie with small white polka dots; a lighter pink pocket square; a pair of dark brown monk-strap shoes; and finally a 1960 vintage Favre Leuba Sea Chief, manual winding watch in a brown leather strap. The watch has original dial and body. It has only been serviced.


What I am wearing today (5 June 2012)

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.


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