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Hand-painted dials give that old Rolex a bold new spin. Colorful leather straps lend an L.A. look to the heirlooms

Hand-painted dials give that old Rolex a bold new spin. Colorful leather straps lend an L.A. look to the heirlooms

If vintage Rolex and Cartier watches have become a status symbol among the well-heeled, LaCalifornienne’s take on the timepieces might be the epitome of how chic Californians do it.

Launched late last year by husband-and-wife duo Courtney Ormond and Leszek Garwacki, LaCalifornienne is an L.A.-based custom-watch company that restores and modifies these timepieces, rendering them in color combinations that would appeal to even the most seasoned of watch collectors.

The duo hand-paints and hand-prints each dial before pairing it with a handmade leather strap, sometimes left plain and other times adorned with stripes (think: light blue face with navy and white stripes or a pink...

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