A Few Nice Finds at a Car Boot Sale Today..
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    A Few Nice Finds at a Car Boot Sale Today..

    Like most of us I love to find a bargain watch whether at a boot sale,online or in a flea market - today though it was not to be.
    Instead I found myself rummaging through a pile of old early 1950`s copies of a long defunct large format magazine aimed at the movers and shakers,the well travelled and the well -monied of the day - "The Illustrated London News "
    As I flicked through them I noticed that they had some great old adverts -some even full page,full colour ones.
    I was obviously on the loookout for watch ads but there were some great other ones too.
    Thought I`d do a few quick scans/pics to share a few.

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    I know there are a few fellow WUS members who have a great collection of either jpeg files or original paper copies and I think the can be both a great source of info for original prices,straps, case options etc but many are mini works of art -so can merit a frame and wallspace-though probably not in the living room.
    Some great old car/boat/aircraft too

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    Many of these old magazines/newspapers can be picked up for peanuts ..and they never need a service or replacement strap.
    You may have to be content with them brightening up a garage or shed though if permission is denied indoors :0)

    If you don`t discover that bargain watch settle for a few adverts and you have money left over for a beer and a pub lunch !

    November/December editions are particularly good as the watch makers are popping in their Christmas gift ads.
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    My university had bound collections of LIN and each week during WWI they had a list of the war dead. It only showed officers but it still went on for pages.

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    Re: A Few Fice Finds at a Car Boot Sale Today..

    Wow, those are great! When I was younger working as an artist for newspaper's and different corporations, I worked with a lot of folks that did product illustration like that. I even had a full semester of product illustration in art school myself. I love looking at those types of drawings and paintings.. it's a lost art! Ron

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    Re: A Few Fice Finds at a Car Boot Sale Today..

    very cool vintage ads, thanks for sharing
    Omega the sign of Excellence since 1848. Jaeger Le Coultre Horlogerie de Luxe depuis 1833
    22 times Olympic games timekeeper, Nasa watch supplier and holder of several world records of precision, Omega has the world's trust
    Omega and Rolex for ever
    Eterna Nothing but Watchmaking since 1856
    Zenith Swiss Watchmaking and Chronometry champion since 1865

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    Re: A Few Fice Finds at a Car Boot Sale Today..

    I think the artwork is tremendous..I`ve noticed the 1950`s style in particular has been revived for use on humourous birthday and greetings cards in the U.K.
    I had no Idea that the LIN went as far back as WW1 either- I might look for earlier copies to try to re-discover long lost brands

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    Re: A Few Fice Finds at a Car Boot Sale Today..

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    I also 'dig" the oldies!
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    Re: A Few Fice Finds at a Car Boot Sale Today..

    Great stuff simpletreasures-unless some people are collecting or achiving these online or at least saving the hard copies they may vanish from the general public and become the preserve of libraries/universities or museums which don`t always have digital access to us-the great unwashed :0)

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