A recent Google search for “two-tone watches” yielded this automatic fill-in: “two-tone watches yes or no?” That sums up collectors’ mixed feelings nicely.
Two-tone pieces have been controversial among the fashion-forward for some time, and many collectors I’ve met over the years have evinced, initially, similar distaste for dual-metal watches. That said, though, I’ve begun to see renewed appreciation for the style over the past few years, and I strongly believe it’s coming back. I see this both on the vintage market and in new watches, as manufacturers once again embrace the combination. Some of my favorite new watches of the last few years are finished in two-tone, and on the vintage side they offer tremendous value.
Read our full screed on why this high-fashion consideration is in order in SHIFTed 004, available now in the SHIFTed Magazine app.
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