VOLUPTUOUS VINTAGE VICTORS Nothing like a fine pair: I have an affinity for the Swiss brand of "Victor" watches. That outfit produced pocket watches using Swiss ebauche movements beginning in the latter half of the nineteenth century, in due course transitioning to wristwatches. They presumably succombed to the "Quartz Crisis" which mauled the Swiss watch industry in the 1970s. I wish I could find out more about the company. The watch on the left is a solid 9K gold dress watch some 33mm in diameter, with a Swiss 17j manual-wind movement. It was acquired from the UK. I would date it 1950s or '60s The seller chose to not replace the original leather band with one in like material of black or brown color. I'll likely do my own replacement some day. The nearly mint watch on the right I would date 1970s, that greenish-brown sunburst dial is a dead giveaway. An automatic, it has a 25j Swiss movement which powers a Day indicator in addition to the Date, being a fantastic combination for retirees who have no clue as to what day of the week it is. By the '70s watch case sizes were clearly on the increase, this rectangular stainless steel speciment is 35 mm wide by 40 mm tall. This sporty watch, with a screw-down crown, was acquired from a seller in Italy, which undoubtedly explains why the Day indicator is in Italian ~ thankfully the Italian days of the week are quite similar to those in French so I can figure things out.