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    Hans Wilsdorf anticipates the end of World War II in Christmas 1944.

    "On this momentous Christmas, with its bright beams of new hope surging in the hearts of all, it is uniquely symbolic to commemorate the day of remembrance with the gift of gifts... a masterpiece of the watchmaker's craft by Rolex."


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    In 1948, Hans Wilsdorf speaks to all nations.



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    Wilsdorf's admiration of the RAF in 1941 - plus an astute bit of marketing. The advert appeared in Canada.



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    Featuring Cesar Romero who was later The Joker in Batman.

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    H. Samuel is a chain jeweller found in most British towns.
    12/6 is twelve shillings and sixpence in pre-decimal currency. The decimal equivalent is 62.5p.

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    "Either He's Dead, Or My Watch Has Stopped....."
    Groucho Marx

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    I'll see your Man's watch and raise with a Man's watch worn upside down.

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    Great thread!! I love vintage watch ads. I have a few more around here I'll dig out when I get some time. Meanwhile:

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