Icons: Waltham 25 Jewel Self-winding (a.k.a. Dexter's watch)

Icons: Waltham 25 Jewel Self-winding (a.k.a. Dexter's watch)

This is not your typical watch "icon".

And it's not that the Waltham 25 Jewel self-winding watch isn't a good watch, it is. But, if it were not for the TV show "Dexter", it probably wouldn't get the attention it's been getting.

Having said that, there is a reason why the costume designers for "Dexter" chose this watch, and thats part of what makes it an icon.

First, Waltham has pedigree. 

Yes, they folded with the arrival of the Quartz movement (like so many others, even though the brand still exists under new ownership), but they are the company (and the American watch industry in general) responsible for establishing the art of modern watchmaking.

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