Industrial strength, they just don’t make things like this today! Made in that wonderful industrial greige (that’s grey and beige), this Rolodex is special! Even the top that closes is all metal, not like the newer ones that are plastic. The condition is very good to excellent, no dings, or dents.
As you can see, the plate that indicates it’s a Rolodex 3500 S is present.The handle wheels on either side read Zephyr American Corp., New York, N.Y. Even the bottom still has all four protective pads. I removed the used cards, but left the retro blue alphabetical dividers A-Z, and some blank cards. You would just need to add your contacts if you are using as more than an iconic prop or desk accessory.
Measurements: 10″ tall x 10″ d x 9″ w
A 1984 Chrono-Tech, rarely found or sold, on Swatch watch collectors must have list! Among the Originals Family of Swatch Watches. It was purchased and worn occasionally. Retro, and highly collectible vintage considered a women’s watch measuring 25 mm in diameter. The Swatch model is LB104 and was produced for the Fall – Winter 1984 Swatch Collection. This is the ladies version of the GB403 Chrono-Tech. Its red band is plastic, it has a black case, with red, blue, and yellow hands. Like all Swatch watches of that era, it is a Swiss quartz, battery operated analog watch which is water resistant to 3 Bar/100′. It has a new battery. It is in very good vintage condition, see photographs.
Measurements: 25.00 mm diameter case, 7.50 mm thick case, 12.00 mm strap width
This retro plastic pencil and pen display, marked made in Italy, was purchased in 1985. It assures orderly storage and a built in pencil sharpener! Functional and definitely hip enough to display on a desk in office or counter for convenient use. It shows use but is in good vintage condition.
Measurements: 3″ tall x 3″ wide x 3″ deep
This retro cool watch from the late 80s was made from flecked granite material with copper tone metal. The minute and hour hand are housed in a similar copper tone circle with glass crystal face. Otherwise, the granite and other details are exposed. There is a triangle in deep cobalt blue that appears to be screen printed on to the granite. One can still see the detail of the granite through the design which adds contrast to the position of the silver tone clock hands. It is in very good condition. It has the original #18 genuine leather gridded black band. We purchased it while visiting a shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico at that time. Exhaustive research has never unearthed anything comparable or anything related to an 80s era company called Wristrock. The makers marks on the back indicate it has a movement made in Japan and was made in Hong Kong. The battery is a standard watch battery.
Measurements: 35 mm clock face, 40 mm casing, 17.00 mm strap width
Swatch watch collectors have the High Tech 2 on their list of must haves! This model is rarely found or sold. It was originally purchased in 1984. Retro, rare, and highly collectible this vintage men’s 34 mm diameter GA101 watch was produced for the Fall – Winter 1984 Swatch Collection. Its black band is plastic, its front is clear with visible movement, gray hour and minute hands and a red second hand. Like all Swatch watches of that era, it is a Swiss quartz, battery operated analog watch which is water resistant to 3 Bar/100′. It has a new battery. It is in good vintage condition, some light scratches and wear indicative of use, see photographs.
Measurements: 34.00 mm diameter case, 9.00 mm thick case, 17.00 mm strap width
Boring, endless research aside, we remain excited about this pair of one of a kind candlesticks. Their design is anything but boring! Originally purchased in the 80s, as designers, we recognize these as another example of works inspired by the international design movement referred to as Memphis. The group, comprised of industrial designers working chiefly in Milan, Italy included Ettore Sottssass, Matteo Thun, Peter Shire, George Sowden, Michele De Lucchi, Nathalie du Pasquier, Marco Zannini, … The influence of the then avante-garde design was also seen stateside. The playful geometry, including chevrons, or zig zags, and circles on these extraordinary candlesticks; a nod to modern or post modern design.
Believed to be solid sterling, unmarked by artist, designer, or maker, these candlesticks are beautiful, individually made, sand cast. While the patina from decades of storage was lovely, we chose to clean and polish them prior to photographing them. They have never been used for anything but display, obvious from the design and pristine condition of the candle holders.
Measurements: 8″ tall x 5″ wide x 2″ deep
These non-constructed black and red suede and rubber zippered clutch purses with label inside which reads “Jeffrey Lawrence for Lawrence Bentley, Italy” was made in the 80s. It is in very good vintage condition. Perfectly clean inside and out, there are no traces of use, particularly on the inside. A current 2013 trend in fashion, a clutch this size accommodates most personal and mobile communication necessities.
Measurements: 12″ long x 8.25″ tall when flat