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Mid-Century Watch Ads 1946-1959

Mid-Century Watch Ads 1946-1959
A journey of classic vintage wristwatch advertisements
of the forties through the fifties...

Mid-Century Watch Ads 1946-19591947 Belvil
One of many Dali-inspired '
Persistence of Memory' ads

Mid-Century Watch Ads 1946-19591958 Technos
Atomic powered 'Atomium'
Ha, I wish, apparently just a design theme...

Mid-Century Watch Ads 1946-19591951 Prexa 'Self Going?' Watch
Those limp watchband legs are creeepy,
especially with that stiff gear-print suit.

Mid-Century Watch Ads 1946-19591950 Mondia
Is something being lost in translation here
or am I missing something?
The ad says, "The Cave Lion: How do you escape from roaring lost time?
Quietly rely on Mondia."
I get that it's a quiet watch and all, but...

Mid-Century Watch Ads 1946-19591951 Exactus
A great name for a fifties watch!
And in case you didn't see their name,
they want to be sure...

Mid-Century Watch Ads 1946-19591952 Ebel 'Videomatic'
Shown below - likely called Video because you can watch the movement from the skeletonized back (back when the word only meant 'to see')


Mid-Century Watch Ads 1946-1959
Mid-Century Watch Ads 1946-19591947 Pontifa
Before all the digital Nike sports watches,
people actually used their Chrongraph registers.

Mid-Century Watch Ads 1946-19591953 Atlantic
??? What's with the veiny corpse hand?

Mid-Century Watch Ads 1946-19591950 Election
Company logo vomitting the product, interesting approach

Mid-Century Watch Ads 1946-19591956 Doxa
Why doesn't the watch look as futuristic as the concept car
they are comparing themselves to??


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