Author: Strickland Vintage Watches

Picturesque 19th Century painted wall in Bal…

Picturesque 19th Century painted wall in Ballard, Washington, advertising Elgin Watches to be “Guaranteed Without Defects.”

The great Gloria Swanson, silent film seduct…

The great Gloria Swanson, silent film seductress whose career was revived in 1950 by Billy Wilder’s “Sunset Boulevard.” In the film, Ms. Swanson – as Norma Desmond – best summed up her life: “I am big; it’s the pictures that got small.”

Astonishingly original ladies white gold-fille…

Astonishingly original ladies white gold-filled Waltham wrist watch from a New England estate. Virtually unworn, it comes in its factory presentation box, circa 1929.

SVW Calendar Girl Alexis Farrar’s into…

SVW Calendar Girl Alexis Farrar’s intoxicating beauty soothes on a rainy afternoon …

Photographer: Rossie Newson; Hair: Corinne Smrz; Makeup: Joli Beauchamp.
Special thanks to  The Italian Club, Bodacious Betty, Hanna Cowart and Christine Cowart

“Metropolis” inspired Deco/Germa…

“Metropolis” inspired Deco/German Expressionist timepiece advertisement from L’Illustration, Paris, 1929

The sultry Ms. Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoff…

The sultry Ms. Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman in a movie still from “The Graduate” circa 1967. Mr. Hoffman is wearing a handsome black-dialed wrist watch with flexible lugs and one-piece strap.

Staggeringly crisp men’s World War I era…

Staggeringly crisp men’s World War I era hunter-cased wristwatch with a correctly re-created two-piece cordovan strap and sterling silver buckle, circa 1918.

SWV model Daniel Rancic in Basel, Switzerlan…

SWV model Daniel Rancic in Basel, Switzerland. Daniel is wearing his 1945 WWII Hamilton ordnance wristwatch. Photo by Seelenfang (https://www.instagram.com/seelenfang)

Turn-of-the-Century magazine illustration fo…

Turn-of-the-Century magazine illustration for American timepiece manufacturer Elgin Watch Company: “Sure as the sun is the Elgin watch: Unaffected by heat or cold, damp or drought, jar or jolt, Elgin watches keep accurate time.“ Circa September, 1903

Men’s exceedingly crisp, handsome 14 siz…

Men’s exceedingly crisp, handsome 14 size Elgin “Gentlemen’s” enameled pocket watch in white gold fill; accompanied by matching chain and fob embossed with female figure. Offered in a period presentation box. Circa 1928