If nostalgia and romance are what you look for in a watch, vintage-inspired watches are your go-to. Classic forms meet a retro old-school charm, translating in a watch that is sleek and simple, and easy to wear. Where it can be entrancing to get lost in the newer delicate tangles of tourbillons or wearable tech, vintage-inspired watches are on the rise for those who love to bear a link of history on their wrist, and for those who love to look like they’ve just stepped off an episode of Mad Men.

Drawing from the themes of the mid-1900s, check out our list of vintage-inspired watches here. From squared cases to pastel colours and chunky numerals, there’s a sense of history within the horology, and a reminder that design styles do not have to be new to be relevant.