Updated: Apr 29
This rather rare and charming pocket watch has a great action image of Dan Dare on the dial. This watch was given to me for a full service.
This type of watch falls into the pin pallet movement category. They were sold mainly in Woolworths and were designed to be disposed of. Since this particular model was produced c1953, it is now almost 70 years old! A testament to simple engineering.
A first run was garnished with Dan Dare under the Ingersoll. It was later removed, making this model a lot rarer than the later models.
And not only is this watch pretty interesting, almost 70 years old, and sold as a throw away watch for 5 shillings. It also has a great feature!
Look! Dan is shooting the Lava Dragon!
Dan Dare was a British science fiction comic hero who first appeared in the Eagle comic in 1950. Ingersoll was a company that produced watches, including a popular line of pocket watches in the early 20th century.
There were several Dan Dare pocket watches produced by Ingersoll in the 1950s and 1960s, featuring images of the character on the watch face and often packaged in a special Dan Dare box. These watches are now considered collector's items and can be quite valuable depending on their condition and rarity.
If you have a Dan Dare Ingersoll pocket watch and are interested in learning more about its value or history, you may want to consult with a reputable antique watch dealer or appraiser. They can provide you with more specific information based on the individual characteristics of your watch.