Chet Baker- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xpcBx1Gm-c&list=PLB611CB784F45C7A1   #Jazz

Chet Baker- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xpcBx1Gm-c&list=PLB611CB784F45C7A1 #Jazz

Chet Baker appears to be wearing a decidedly un-round Cartier Tank watch in this photo from 1953. The musician was the irreverent iconoclast of the mid-century jazz explosion and the rebel of the Ivy-styled Jazz era.  It’s only fitting that he’d wear a watch that similarly broke with the standards of the day, going from classic circular case to a squared-off, streamlined look.

One Icon, One Detail: Chet Baker's Watch

Chet Baker appears to be wearing a decidedly un-round Cartier Tank watch in this photo from 1953. The musician was the irreverent iconoclast of the mid-century jazz explosion and the rebel of the Ivy-styled Jazz era. It’s only fitting that he’d wear a watch that similarly broke with the standards of the day, going from classic circular case to a squared-off, streamlined look.

Chet Baker after a Los Angeles recording session (close) 1953 • Photographed by Bob Willoughby

Chet Baker after a Los Angeles recording session (close) 1953 • Photographed by Bob Willoughby

themaninthegreenshirt: “Chet Baker, Hotel Universo, Lucca. December 16, 1961 When he was in Lucca, Chet Baker always stayed at the Hotel Universo, [room 15] where, sitting on the windowsill, he would...

themaninthegreenshirt: “Chet Baker, Hotel Universo, Lucca. December 16, 1961 When he was in Lucca, Chet Baker always stayed at the Hotel Universo, [room 15] where, sitting on the windowsill, he would...

This is the photograph that got me into photography. John Claridge sent me a signed copy a few years ago and has pride of place in my livingroom.

This is the photograph that got me into photography. John Claridge sent me a signed copy a few years ago and has pride of place in my livingroom.

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