New York | June 12, 2015 9:00 am

Refurbished Vintage Timepieces in Brooklyn

Throwback style from Throne Watches

By The Editors

There lies a certain mystique in the vintage watch. The elusive questions: “What men have worn this before me? What were their stories? Where did they, uh, keep it?”

The place to introduce such mystique into your life: Brooklyn’s Throne Watches, peddling refurbished timepieces from the ‘50s and ‘60s, now available online and at their Brooklyn showroom.

Throne’s operation is simple: they rescue handsome vintage watch faces from secondhand stores and estate sales, tune them up, and add brawny, handmade Horween leather straps.  

The result: an artfully patina’d piece perfect for casual weekend wear — throw one of these on with a pair of beat up jeans, a white T-shirt and boots and you’re in business.

And at under $400, adding one to your rotation is a no-brainer.

Throne guarantees their watches for a year, and are happy to walk you through their collection at their homey Williamsburg showroom, which also boasts a range of vintage clothing and locally made knickknackery.

They also design their own house line of American-made fresh-from-scratch timepieces should vintage not necessarily be your thing. We’re particularly partial to the cobalt blue.

Up to you to give that one a proper story.


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