Style Upgrade: Watches


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

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