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.
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
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.