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Unique Father's Day Gift Ideas

Vortic Watch: The Lancaster 167

Vortic Watch: The Lancaster 167

A unique piece of timekeeping history, this marvelous watch was initially produced by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1926 — and is named the Lancaster 167. This stunning antique movement boasts a handsome cream-colored dial with an ornate, eye-catching center design pattern, as well as thin, dark-brown numerals and a matching subdial.

Vortic Watch: The Boston 469  

This watch was originally produced by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1924 — and is named the Boston 469. This pocket watch features a stunning aged dial with uniquely-stylized brown numerals that look especially handsome against its orange-yellow background. The front of the watch also displays a shimmering silver-colored subdial and blued steel heavy moon watch hands.

Vortic Watch: The Springfield 523

Vortic Watch: The Springfield 523

Another spectacular option is The Springfield 523. This watch was initially manufactured in 1906 by Illinois Watch Company and features blue spade hands. The hands contrast with the timepiece’s crisp white face and bold, black numerals. The face of this watch also features a unique subdial with an independent second hand, and they have elegantly encased the original movement with their robust machined titanium case and nickel-plated crown.

 

Modern Classic Cocktails: 60+ Stories and Recipes from the New Golden Age in Drinks by Robert Simonson

Modern Classic Cocktails: 60+ Stories and Recipes from the New Golden Age in Drinks by Robert Simonson

As the title implies, the beautiful hardcover book delivers over sixty recipes for today’s modern classics. These delicious drinks are paired with entertaining backstories from the cocktail revival of the past thirty years by a two-time James Beard Award nominee and New York Times cocktail and spirits writer. What elevates a modern cocktail into the echelon of a modern classic? A host of reasons, all delineated by Simonson in these pages.

Dinner with the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House

Dinner with the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House by Alex Prud'homme

A wonderfully entertaining, often surprising history of presidential taste, from the grim meals eaten by Washington and his starving troops at Valley Forge to Trump’s fast-food burgers and Biden’s ice cream—what they ate, why they ate it, and what it tells us about the state of the nation—from the coauthor of Julia Child’s best-selling memoir My Life in France

Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks

Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks by Christopher Cardozo 

Showcasing Edward Curtis’s most compelling and important works, this beautiful book by Christopher Cardozo highlights both iconic and rarely seen images. The selection demonstrates Curtis’ artistry and mastery of photographic mediums and his commitment to documenting and preserving for posterity the Native Americans’ traditions and ways of life. 

 Vintage Cast Iron Bald Eagle Bookends, circa 1950sVintage Cast Iron Bald Eagle Bookends, circa 1950s

Consider gifting this a pair of vintage, cast iron eagle bookends from the 1950s. These bookends each feature a perched eagle with large tucked wings. The eagles' heads look to the right. The details on the wings and talons are distinctive. The bookends are sturdy and will hold up to heavy books.

 Vintage Johnny Walker Baseball Glove, circa 1960s

Vintage Johnny Walker Baseball Glove, circa 1960s

Perfect for the baseball aficionado, this vintage Johnny Walker baseball glove dates back to the early 1960s. The glove has a barrel web design and laced fingers and still has its original Johnny Walker red embroidered tag along the wrist strap. The sporting brand was named after Johnny Walker, a Major League Baseball first baseman and catcher.

Vintage Sensenich Wooden Propeller, Circa 1945

Vintage Sensenich Wooden Propeller, Circa 1945

This is a beautiful wooden Sensenich propeller, dating to 1945. The propeller is stamped "H 3668" on the rear of the hub. Given its construction and designation, it is likely this propeller was flown at the very end of WWII. 

 Patriotic Collection Single Sided Waiter's Knife

Patriotic Collection Single Sided Waiter's Knife

This Waiter's Knife features solid steel construction and all the tools that your wine connoisseur wants - corkscrew, foil cutter, and integrated bottle opener. Functional, beautiful and of the highest quality. Its patriotic design is composed of blue lapis, red coral, and white mother of pearl. The alternating stripes of white and red alongside a blue field with a single inlaid mother-of-pearl star at center are a beautiful interpretation of the American flag. The Waiter's Knife is a perfect Father's Day gift. 

Woolly Mammoth Tooth 3" Damascus Steel Single Sided Lockback Pocket Knife

Woolly Mammoth Tooth 3" Damascus Steel Single Sided Lockback Pocket Knife

This Woolly Mammoth Tooth 3" Damascus Steel Lockback Pocket Knife features a single-sided knife handle with a section of a tooth from an actual Woolly Mammoth – one that lived around 15,000 years ago. The knife also boasts a 3" Damascus Steel blade. Damascus Steel is characterized by its strength, edge-holding ability, and its dramatic appearance. 

Dinosaur Bone 4" Damascus Steel Double Sided Liner Lock Knife

Dinosaur Bone 4" Damascus Steel Double Sided Liner Lock Knife

Also great is this Dinosaur Bone 4" Damascus Pocket Knife. The insets in the knife's double-sided handle are actually sections of petrified dinosaur bone. The bone is from a sauropod (brontosaurus) that lived over 150 million years ago. The blade has a core steel of VG-10 with 16 layers on either side of 440 Stainless steel, to make a 33 layered stainless Damascus blade.

Laulom Briefcase #101

Laulom Briefcase #101 in Brown English Suede

The perfect gift for the Dad on the go! This luxury briefcase line was made by Laulom, exclusively for The Great Republic. All Laulom bags are made in California and expertly crafted, starting from leather selection all the way down to smallest design details like interior pockets, brass hardware, and contrast stitching. This #101 is crafted with a brown English suede body, with contrasting tan leather trim, handles, and base. It has sturdy brass hardware and a brass zipper, and a roomy interior, wide enough to fit most laptops or tablets. Replace Dad's boring backpack or workbag with this handsome and elevated option.

Batsman Cufflinks

Batsman Cufflinks

Celebrate Dad's favorite pastime with these Batsman Cufflinks. The silver-plated round design features a vintage-inspired batsman illustration that harks back to the golden age of baseball. These cufflinks are a unique gift for any baseball or sports lover.

Stars and Stripes Cufflinks

 Stars and Stripes Cufflinks

These striking, vintage American flag stars and stripes cufflinks are the perfect patriotic accessory. The silver-plated cufflinks design features a stylized American flag, with the flag's starry canton on one cufflink and alternating red and white stripes on the other. The set is available in either a square or round format.  

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