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Saleman's Case?

Hi,  This is a case I picked up.  It is small around 8x6".  The insert looks like it was added after the fact and is a cut down ring holder I think.  I plan on getting a jewelry tray and cutting it down to fit and putting a few special watches in it.  

What do you think it was used for?  Anyone seen one like this?  What era do you think?

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Watch-N-Learn
Posted September 20, 2019 - 12:37pm

Wow! That is really cool!!!

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted September 20, 2019 - 1:08pm

My gut feeling is salesman sample case for womens small sized watches. I'm thinking it could date anywhere from the mid to late 30's to the late 50's based on the inside "Bulova Fifth Avenue". Very cool.

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted September 20, 2019 - 2:19pm

Well that would fit right what most of my watches are so that is cool : )

Geoff Baker
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Posted September 20, 2019 - 9:51pm

Fun to speculate stuff like this. I would say late fifties early sixties. Small as it is it could have had one watch on it. OR it could have held a sales collection (think of those sixties diamond watches). They would have had the bracelets cut off and just the watch and a inch or so of the bracelet attached. 

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Astronaut M2
Posted September 23, 2019 - 6:20am

That's very cool!