Style Upgrade: Watches
Instead of opting for your garden variety black or silver wristwatch this fall, stretch yourself a bit. Various hues of chocolate brown are taking over the watch world, so now's the time to indulge those cocoa cravings.
What's old is new for Ryan Bonilla and Philip Feng, the co-founders of Bellum Classics, a custom-watch restorer that began business in 2006. Based on the idea of reinterpreting timepieces from the 1940s to the 1980s, Bellum (which means war in Latin) is all about helping watch owners express their creativity and individual style.
"The war we're battling is the war for creative freedom," Bonilla jokes. Although it can cost a pretty penny to have a watch found and customized for you, you'll definitely be the only kid on the block who rocks this wrist art.
1) Timex T Series Chronograph, $110
2) Armitron, $65
3) Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance Chrono, $650
4) Hamilton Jazzmaster Open Secret, $2,195
5) Bell & Ross Vintage 126 Xl, $3,800
To learn more, visit bellumconcepts.net.