Cool newly found ad... shows the Knight

This is a cool ad I found... I don't think we have it.. but it shows the Knight model.  I believe this is going to be around 1938 as the Montgomery is there... as is the 37-38 Ranger model as well as the 1939-40 Banker

Posted February 14, 2012 - 10:53pm

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This ad is weird... it's got models from like 1937-1939.... it was from a Jewelry store so I'm wondering if they're displaying the models they still had in stock... so while this ad was probably 1939-1940.... It still shows earlier verisons of the Ranger... and President.

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Posted February 14, 2012 - 11:49pm


has to have an actual Date ?

Posted February 15, 2012 - 12:17am

Excellent find Plains!

That should confirm the 2 that are in the database...It sure looks like a Bulova style ad.

Posted February 15, 2012 - 5:40am

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Here's the ended listing for this ad.... I don't see a date on there anywhere.  Looks like it didn't sell last night so the guy may put it back up.  He/she thought it was 1950's... obvious mistake.

Posted February 15, 2012 - 11:36am

Check out the creases and folds...Was this some type of factory mailer or pamphlet?

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 3:44am

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Very nice.  Looks like there may be a postal cancelation mark of some kind on the addressed side of the piece...but I can't tell.  I've contacted to buy, not heard back, and not holding my breath.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 5:29am

A good example of how a Crystal spec ID can work.

There have been 2 'KNIGHT's in the database for over 2 Years with tentative ID's based on Crystal specs, both now positively ID'd with the ad.

Posted March 9, 2012 - 2:29pm

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Hey Admin.... can we get this one databased maybe?  I sent you the big one in your email.

Posted March 9, 2012 - 5:38pm

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Will do as soon as I get the chance. Thanks!

Posted March 16, 2012 - 12:19pm

On the bottom of the add 3rd watch in from the right the Minute Man. That watch looks like my unconfirmed Ranger. Could I here some opinions please.


Posted March 16, 2012 - 12:56pm

Sorry, but not even close.  It is hard to tell with the way the illustration trys to show the watch curvature, but these are long and more rectangular and late 30s to early 40s for model years.

Yours looks to be late 40s to early 50s from the hands and case shape.

Posted March 16, 2012 - 1:04pm

Agreed--not even close.  Your watch is 15 - 20 years later in time and an entirely different size, shape, and style.  Take a look at the late 1930s - early 1940s Minute Man in the database, and you'll surely see the difference.  If that doesn't convince you, then we can compare case and crystal measurements.

Posted March 16, 2012 - 7:28pm

I was doubting it but the add looks like it stretched the watches to give the elusion they were wrapped around the display.Thank for your input.