John Steed's ("The Avengers") watch
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    John Steed's ("The Avengers") watch

    Not wearing this today, but Just been watching a circa 1966 episode of the Avengers and managed a quick blurry shot of John Steed's watch.
    Any idea what it is ? It sits on a very distinctive brown leather strap within a strap ( not a bund I think).



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    Re: *** Vintage WRUW March 2018***

    Quote Originally Posted by kazrich View Post
    Not wearing this today, but Just been watching a circa 1966 episode of the Avengers and managed a quick blurry shot of John Steed's watch.
    Any idea what it is ? It sits on a very distinctive brown leather strap within a strap ( not a bund I think).
    I remember reading an article about this once, here it is: John Steed's Fashion - Watches
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    Re: *** Vintage WRUW March 2018***

    Moved from a WRUW thread. You can always create your own thread "Post New Thread" button - and in this case, it would have been most appropriate.

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    John Steed's ("The Avengers") watch

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    I remember reading an article about this once, here it is: John Steed's Fashion - Watches
    From perusing the pictures in this article, I’d say it’s an Ingersoll, probably a 7 jewel English made watch, there’s definitely a Smiths empire in there and a Certina but my money is on Ingersoll




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    Re: John Steed's ("The Avengers") watch

    Better photos of the same watch (from the link that Dan provided):





    I'm going to guess Ingersoll (British, not US). Probably one of the 7 jewel models, i.e. among the last Ingersolls assembled at Ystradgynlais.

    Incidentally I have exactly the same second hand on a Scottish-built 1960s Westclox.
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    Ha! Looks like we were reading each other's minds.

    I see you also spotted the Smiths Empire.
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    Yep , I think it is an old Ingersoll. Has anyone seen a leather strap like that before ?
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    Less of a strap and more of an over stuffed leather couch cushion......
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    Re: John Steed's ("The Avengers") watch

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    Same second hand again.
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    Re: John Steed's ("The Avengers") watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Charon View Post
    Same second hand again.
    I'm just waiting for somebody to tell the story of how, for a couple of years in the mid-1960s, there was only one kind of sweep second hand produced in the UK.
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