I bought this off the Internet . I think it's really cool. Anyone know anything about it.
Hope you didn't pay much for it.
It's a "fantasy piece" probably made within the last 30 or 40 years.
The watch in and of itself is a cheap $5.00 pocket watch (similar to a Westclox Pocket Ben or Westclox Scotty).
pretty cool !!! like it !!
It was certainly made after 1914 Really cool item. Wish it was mine.
After shipping it came out to be $30 not a bad watch . I have used it every day this week.
Nice pocket watch! Now you'll need to find a Model T themed watch fob to go with it.
Here's a brand new Model T wrist watch I got as a gift a while ago that I haven't gotten around to digging out of the sock draw and wearing yet. So far it's spent it's entire life only showing the right time twice each day. :-)
I did a little internet research.
Your watch is probably an Ingersoll or Smiths watch produced anywhere from the 1950s through the 1970s. If you remove the back, I believe you can confirm the make and when it was made.
They mass produced cheap "dollar watches". They also produced watches with characters or graphics - Mickey Mouse watches are probably the most well known Ingersoll character watches. You can read about Ingersoll and Smiths here:
The graphics on your Model T watch may be original to the watch or added at a later date. Here's a vendor on etsy who specializes in these types of watches.
Note that your watch has a grammatical error. Also, Ford did not use "as long as it's black" in advertising.
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The T model in the back ground your's? By the way enjoy the watch.
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I think it is a great watch and a neat find. I like to collect most anything Model T Ford original advertising or not.
Hey, even the fantasy items are reaching antique status! Its neat.
It looks like a Westclox to me. These were simple "common man" watches which kept pretty good time, required little or no maintenance, and were fairly rugged in their sturdy little cases.
They're a great watch to use everyday, just like you're doing. Find yourself a nice watch fob to go with it and you'll be in business.