Fratello Friday – Rectangular Watches

Robert-Jan Broer
September 21, 2013
Fratello Friday – Rectangular Watches

Every Friday I write an article for the website of USA’s best read watch magazine, WatchTime. Yesterday’s article is about my personal Top 5 of rectangular watches.

Jaeger-LeCoultreGrandeReverso1931Rectangular watches do not seem to be my style. In all the years of watch collecting, I’ve only had a few in my modest collection of watches and most of the time sold them quickly again. I also was able to borrow a few pieces, such as the Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 1931 you can see above (and which we reviewed here) but perhaps too short to start a long lasting relationship with it.

Jeager-LeCoultreIt is not that I dislike their looks, I actually love the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso collection for example. But somehow I can’t get used to look at a rectangular watch on my wrist – while I really would love it was otherwise.

For WatchTime USA, I did a write-up on my Top 5 of rectangular shaped watches that I really like. These are the ones that I would consider buying if I just could get over the fact that I don’t like their appearance on my wrist. Strange thing is, when I look at the watch on my own wrist via a mirror, I do like it. Recognize?

In any case, you can find my Fratello Friday article on WatchTime here. A full overview of all Fratello Friday articles that have been published so far can be found here.


Robert-Jan Broer
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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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