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Futurism is a funny thing. When it was released, people thought this watch looked like the future, but now it just looks like 1975. Not that that’s a bad thing.

Welcome to the peculiar subculture of Spaceman watches, a boutique brand manufactured between 1972 and 1977 that genuinely looks like nothing else. They’re more *2001* than *Tron*, and they pack extra design touches like spidery wristbands than separate them from the usual cultural detritus. Anything this rare has a built-in cachet…provided you can find one.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom