Category: 1940s Fashion

Excellent 1946 French Movado watch catalog.

Great colorized photo of pilot trainee, Shirley Slade, who was a member of WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots). Slade was one of about 1,100 chosen for the program and trained at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. Slade sported pigtails,GI coveralls and a great wristwatch as she posed on the wing of her Army trainer for this image, which appeared on the July 19, 1943 cover of LIFE magazine.

Omega Chronometer wristwatch advertisement, circa 1945.

Original WWII era military wristwatch by Elgin; completely original with a salmon dial and and serviced, with a correctly recreated O.D. strap.

SVW model Daniel Rancic shows off his 1945 WWII Hamilton ordnance watch in his hometown of Basel, Switzerland.

Wonderful Movado catalog page featuring the Ermeto styles, circa 1946.

Wonderful Revue Watch Company advertisement, circa 1940s.

Mid-century Movado watch poster featuring an elegant couple: she in her feather hat and gold cocktail timepiece; he in his pinstriped suit, driving gloves and oversized wristwatch, obviously delighted the other arrived on time. The caption reads “Exact! Joie de se rencontrer a la meme minute” or “Exact! The joy of meeting at the same time”; Switzerland, 1947.

Completely original men’s World War II Bulova ordnance wristwatch in remarkably good condition; fitted with a correct re-creation of its original O.D. canvas strap, circa 1944.

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