Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Boy London BOY-31-W sunrise and waves

Today, I'm blogging a watch that based on model number that has become familiar in my collection.

The watch is by the brand Boy London, and the model number is BOY-31-W. What is seems is that there are a lot of different BOY-31-W watches by Boy London which have the same basic style, but a different picture. This version has a case similar to the BOY-300 I've blogged before, but with just a silver case with black details. The case has the Boy London name on the bottom left with their eagle design above the 12 o'clock position. It is a 3 hand dial design with black hands against a cream marble textured face. The design on this version is a pattern which looks like a silver sun rising over a curving wave, with a 60s style font BOY below. There are also stars instead of some of the numbers leaving only the 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10 with another of the Eagles at the 12 o'clock position. The strap is black leather with a red section closest to the case and has the Boy London name and a couple of studs.

On this model, there is only the Boy London name and the model number in the middle of the back and it doesn't have all of the other information seen on some of the Boy watches. This could mean it is either a reproduction, or it is an earlier design.

For the date, it seem like the watches were popular in the mid-90s. This is strange as it is supposedly when the brand was in hiatus, but it fits with the dates on some of the watches and original guarantees. From this, I guess that the name was used by a Japanese brand during this time (based on where they are mainly found), either under license or without any interference (as the name wasn't being used officially).

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