Dating vintage benrus watches demeco dating
Note the thick hands, engraved patterns and bold design of all of these watches.These watches are typical of the "Deco" style of the teens and 20's.The 1940's watch styles were very similar to the styles of the 30's. A few years following the end of WWII america entered a period of prosperity, economic growth, and technical advancements in electronics and science. Many (but not all) watches were affected by the vision of the future. 1960's watches were a little bigger than they had been before.As you can see from some of these examples, bold and fancy was back in style! Hands got a little wider and came to a sharper point.
The "New Haven" was dated by looking at the style of the watch. Notice that the watches from the early 1930's still have engraved cases.The reason: There have been a lot of watch manufacturing companies that have come and gone over the years.Many have gone out of business, while others destroyed records to save space.Dials were larger while the cases were made to be less of a focal point...looking straight at a watch from the 60's, you will many times notice that not too much of the case is visible.