…According to Edward Faber, the director of the Aaron Faber Gallery, a watch retailer in New York and the author of American Wristwatches: Five Decades of Style and Design, it was the sight of more women wearing hefty hardware that triggered a kind of forearms race…
"The metallurgical advances made during the war allowed Gruen to [change] the plates, so the profile became even thinner," explains watch expert Edward Faber, owner of Manhattans Aaron Faber Gallery and the author of American Wristwatches: Five Decades of Style and Design.
How much thinner?
By 1947, Gruen
had returned to the market with a line of thin thin veri-thin models, shown at right.
Veri-Thin became a hallmark of wristwatch design, Faber
Edward Faber, owner of New York vintage retailer Aaron Faber Gallery, uses the term to define collectible watches made between 1935 (roughly when Swiss technological improvements like shockproofing were invented) and 1985 (when CAD/CAM, a computer system that factored out the watchmaker's hand, became the manufacturing standard).
Whether you're buying a $500 Hamilton or a $50,000 Patek Philippe, you're making an investment-one that could pay off significantly over time.
Here, Edward Faber, owner of New York vintage retailer Aaron Faber Gallery, tells you what you need to know.
Buy from a reputable dealer.
It should be a member of a professional trade organization, says Faber
Edward Faber is the founder of the 33-year-old Aaron Faber Gallery, which arguably was the originator of the revival in vintage watch-collecting in New York.
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"...And although the jewelry's scale is relatively small by today's standards, says Edward Faber
, Aaron Faber Gallery
, New York City, "the pieces very romantic..."