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Dials were larger while the cases were made to be less of a focal point...
looking straight at a watch from the 60's, you will many times notice that not too much of the case is visible.
The Bulova and Hamilton stepped cases shown here on the left are a perfect example of this.
Men were preferring tank watches, however only round movements were available, therefore the case was stepped to accomodate the movement and make the watch APPEAR to be square. Even though watches were fairly small back then, the designs were bold and more masculine than before. A few words that sum up the 1950's are Futuristic, Automation, and expressive.
The 1940's watch styles were very similar to the styles of the 30's. A few years following the end of WWII america entered a period of prosperity, economic growth, and technical advancements in electronics and science. Many (but not all) watches were affected by the vision of the future. 1960's watches were a little bigger than they had been before.
Many have gone out of business, while others destroyed records to save space.Once you determine your priorities and evaluate your relationship, set some time aside to have a conversation with him about your future together.