Vintage Watch Advertisements: Batman, Mickey Mouse, Ingersoll. Wanna go back in time and take a look at what your daddy’s granddaddy wore when it comes to their timepieces? Now, because we can’t literally return to the past, we reckon the best way to do this would be to take a look at the vintage ads from a century ago.
For starters, did you know that the stork, aside from bringing babies, also has the double duty of bringing you your Ingersoll watch?
Vintage Rolex Watch Advertisements: Jackie Stewart’s Rolex Oyster Day Date. Time for more vintage Rolex watch adverts and, this time, let us check out these print ads for the Rolex Oyster Day Date which features Scottish racing legend Jackie Stewart.
Also known as The Flying Scott, Jackie competed in Formula One from 1965 to 1973 and, during this period, he managed to win three World Drivers’ Championships. His accomplishments on the race track earned him many plaudits including being knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2001.
Formally, you should call him Sir John Young “Jackie” Stewart. But before we totally get sidetracked, here are the vintage Rolex watch ads featuring Sir Jackie.
Muhammad Ali Watch, Boxing Gloves, Sunglasses (updated from original 14 August 2010 post). Vintage watch advertisement featuring the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. The watch above appears to have been manufactured by a company called Depraz Faure America Corp. We can’t find anything about this manufacturer but there’s a Swiss watch company called Dubois Dépraz which must have been the parent company for the American branch.
Anyhoo, check out these other Muhammad Ali vintage watches we found across the internets.
Vintage Ladies Watches: Elgin Watch Advertisements. Today in vintage watches for ladies, we bring you Ann Blyth and her Elgin Watch from the 1950s. Honestly we had to do some googling to know more about Ann and her watch.
Here’s what we dug up about our Ann (via wikipedia): “Ann Marie Blyth (born August 16, 1928) is an American actress and singer, often cast in Hollywood musicals, but also successful in dramatic roles. Her performance as Veda Pierce in the 1945 film Mildred Pierce was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.”
Meanwhile, also according to wikipedia, the Elgin watch you see in the print ad above was manufactured by the Elgin National Watch Company which had its factory in Elgin, Illinois.
Vintage Rolex Watches: Marlon Brando’s GMT Master Amazing black and white photos of Hollywood superstar Marlon Brando wearing his GMT Master watch. Whoever took these photos deserve props for capturing the mysterious awesomeness of the man. He’s a bald sexy badass isn’t he?
Well, he’s not considered the greatest actor of all time for nothing.