“Iron Mask” Wristwatch

I can't find any evidence for the widespread distribution of this watch outside this advertisement. Evidently, it did not catch on. Even Ebay does not seem to feature any as collectibles.

Of course, offering a watch that cost $17.50 (2017 equivalent: $307.40) during the Depression might have had something to do with their failure.

Original advertisement here. (Scroll down.)
     Posted By: Paul - Sun Apr 02, 2017
     Category: Inventions | 1930s

34 weeks to pay off your watch.
Posted by RobK on 04/03/17 at 10:36 AM
Clever thing, though, if it worked as advertised.
Posted by Richard Bos on 04/05/17 at 05:01 PM
Sort of the forerunner of the digital display watch.

Richard, I believe I've seen a similar timepiece offered by Stauer, which seems to be a distributor of timepieces.. It would seem that the design is practical. Unfortunately I don't find it in the current offerings, so it may have been a limited run.
Posted by KDP on 04/06/17 at 01:28 AM
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