Monday, June 13, 2005

Vintage Ads

If you like to collect vintage watches then you are probably interested in vintage watch ads as well. Timezone has a good collection posted online including this one from 1943 for the Rolex Oyster:

This was back in the day when you could have an ad that was more ad copy than photography - quite the opposite from today's ads with full-bleed pictures and minimal text (a sign of our shortening attention spans perhaps? or maybe just a sign that in the deluge of today's advertising we prefere to be bombarded with images rather than words.)

How about that last line - starting at $80!


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