These days, many good Dieselpunks think about purchasing a pocket watch. Stylish accessory as it is, such watch gives some reasons for a doubt: isn’t it too old-fashioned? Too steampunk-y? Too far away from the Interbellum aesthetics?
OK, the Diesel Era legacy is very diverse. Most pocket watches offered today are loosely based on the so-called “classic” examples, Victorian or Edwardian or even 18th century timepieces. But a closer look at the actual watches made between the two world wars reveals that this useful device can be ultra-thin, ultra-modern and ultra-sophisticated. It can be digital, you know – in a Dieselpunk sense of the word. Here is a small gallery to help you believe in the watchmakers’ genius. Probably it will also help you to make your choice.
Old-fashioned, you say? Just old-fashioned enough to match your pinstripe suit or military-style outfit.
For frequent travelers, there is a world-time watch. A similar timetool produced today could be called a ‘GMT’:
Need a chronograph? You’ve got it:
Black dial? More protection? Here’s the solution:
More high-tech? What’s the problem:
Just a dress watch, but “in style”? What style exactly? Be assertive:
And don’t hesitate to ask for extra features – like a moon phase:
A touch of old Navy (and naval aviation)? All big guns, flying boats and ever-faithful pocket watches?
More feminine maybe? There are ladies aboard our zeppelin, don’t forget!
Digital, we said. No hoax: this style is called American Digital:
Ah, triple calendar is not digital enough? Well, what would you say about this one:
No reason to hesitate – if you need a pocket watch for your Dieselpunk outfit, just go for it.