1970s Mens Watches – Men Watch Trends

After making automatic chronographs, first quartz watches in 1960s, 1970s mens watches appeared in different designs, colorful and unique types. Quartz watches invaded the 1970s but as always automatic and mechanical watches preferred.

Generally 70s fashion was about freedom, informal, laidback look. With aura of 70s and cheaper quartz watches, 1970s watch manufacturers force themself to broke away from classic. 70s fashion comeback for various topics and for 70s men watches some models from the 1970s comeback also. We will see some models from the 70s, keep reading!

Designer of 1970s Mens Watches! – Trend Setter: Gerald Genta

1970s famous watch designer Charles Gerald Genta, photo is from wikipedia

Charles Gerald Genta is one famous watch designers. He designed (visit this page if you want to know more about Genta) high-end watches for brands like IWC, Omega, Universal Genève, Patek Philippe ve Audemars Piguet.

1970s men watches which designed by him were the most iconic and game changer. We added three trend of 1970s mens watches to post.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is the game changer that designed by Genta in 1972. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is sporty and elegant dress wristwatch. It has bold and octagonal case, integrated bracelet that to immortal design continues from that year to the now.

Patek Philippe Nautilus

Patek Philippe Nautilus is also designed by Genta. It’s bold and sporty. With Royal Oak and Nautilus are added new type to wristwatches by design.

IWC Ingenieur

IWC Ingenieur is another Genta’s masterpiece for 1970s men watches.

Rolex Explorer II

Rolex in 1970s introduced several models and types. Specially Rolex Stella’s colorful dials are very good collectable. But for the this post I picked Rolex Explorer II that released in 1971. First Rolex Explorer was presented to celebrate reaching the summit of Everest. Rolex Explorer II was released for explorations in dark environments. Powered by Caliber 1575 movement, for keeping track of day and night hours in environments without sunlight.

Vacheron Constantin 222

Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watch manufacturer that founded in 1755. It never stops. Vacheron Constantin also introduced high-end sport watch in the 1970s. Vacheron Constantin 222 has some characteristics features that 1970s mens watches by Genta designed like thin, barrel shaped case with integrated bracelet. P.S. It has VC1120 automatic movement that also used for Royal Oak and Nautilus.

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