Amongst the many wise men and women gathered here, is there anyone who knows what some of our favourite watches cost new? I know that are a lot of ads with prices on them floating around for popular brands such as Bulova, but I'm thinking of more obscure ones, really. Like my 1938 Angelus Chronograph, cal 210. It has a dedication on the back thanking someone for assistance to "the police of 'A' Division," and it struck me that this most have been quite an expensive gift - or was it? I suppose it would have cost more than a typical Bulova at the time, but I don't know.
Apart from seeing how much, in relative terms (or not!), they've changed in value, it would be interesting to see how some brands have come up in prestige, whereas some have lost ground.