Illinois Advertisement -Manhattan, Chieftain, Consul, & More

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Re: Illinois Advertisement -Manhattan, Chieftain, Consul, &

#21 Post by Magpie » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:18 am

FWIW, Kreisler made the same style of band too.
Interesting -- must have been a particularly popular style! (Wonder which company did it first. . .)

BTW, rumor has it that Fred's new book is going to have a chapter that includes not only detailed coverage of cases and casemakers but also a big section on manufacturers of watchbands -- with LOTS of advertisements for them!

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Re: Illinois Advertisement -Manhattan, Chieftain, Consul, &

#22 Post by afire » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:27 pm

For the most part my pet brand Gruen is sorely lacking in records, but there is a comprehensive scrap book documenting nearly all of the bands/straps/bracelets that they used including stock numbers and suppliers.
Real men wear small watches.

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Re: Illinois Advertisement -Manhattan, Chieftain, Consul, & More

#23 Post by oliverthom707 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:11 am

Great ad!! Should we assume that the markings next to the Manhattan listing were to point out a type-o?

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Re: Illinois Advertisement -Manhattan, Chieftain, Consul, & More

#24 Post by inshashare » Tue Dec 21, 2021 11:33 pm

Should we assume that the markings next to the Manhattan listing were to point out a type-o? The ad shows to white gold-filled versions, when one may have been for yellow gold-filled version.

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Re: Illinois Advertisement -Manhattan, Chieftain, Consul, & More

#25 Post by mrcardigan » Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:50 pm

I think it's so interesting looking at comparative prices then and now.

A Trophy cost the SAME as a Manhattan, 12% MORE than a Ritz and a whopping 27% more than a Chieftain, yet look at the relative values now!

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