Bristol Cars - Owners and Enthusiasts Forum  

Go Back   Bristol Cars - Owners and Enthusiasts Forum > Non Bristol Forums > Automobilia - other

Automobilia - other Automobilia / collectibles - non Bristol specific

Bristol Watch???

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-01-09, 09:04 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Belgium
Posts: 2
Default Bristol Watch???

I bought it in Germany a few years ago and the guy told me that is was for the Bristol 407.
Does anyone have more information about his watch?
When has it been made and how many?
Kind Regards
Erik
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1000153.jpg (87.3 KB, 91 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-01-09, 09:13 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 22
Default

it certainly looks like a promotional watch, with the badge displayed - see my post about Certina "Bristol" watches too.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 13-01-09, 02:20 AM
Member & Decorator
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 911
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by friend406 View Post
I bought it in Germany a few years ago and the guy told me that is was for the Bristol 407.
I think this is quite unlikely because that emblem, or something similar to it, didn't appear on the cars until the 412. Also, the version used by Bristol had more colour in it (yellow and blue from memory).

It's obviously meant to promote Bristol, but that doesn't necessarily mean Bristol Cars - maybe rather the city of Bristol?

I don't know for sure though!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 16-01-09, 07:27 AM
ex member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nr. Stroud, Glos
Posts: 141
Default Bristol Watch???

Certina were a high quality watch manufacturer and supplied the
British Military in the Fifties. It would be good to own without
Bristol written on it. Most of the smaller Swiss companies failed
when hideous digital watches appeared and in the main, the names
were re-used on less impressive ones that appeared when it was clear
that people still wanted good old fashioned mechanical.
Ash
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 29-07-10, 11:06 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: York
Posts: 812
Default

Another Bristol car watch found! Only Bristol cars had yellow on the cliff - I think.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg watch.jpg (155.7 KB, 105 views)
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 26-05-11, 02:39 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Royal Tunbridge - Wells
Posts: 4
Default

GREG, or friend406, - would either of you consider selling these watches?
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 27-05-11, 10:19 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 78
Default

I suspect these watches are both modern creations, possibly on older watches. There is a market on ebay for all kinds of branded goods, and watches are always popular.

Here's one now:

Bristol Hand Build Classic Luxury Car Logo Metal Watch | eBay UK
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 27-05-11, 01:27 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: York
Posts: 812
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam410 View Post
I suspect these watches are both modern creations, possibly on older watches. There is a market on ebay for all kinds of branded goods, and watches are always popular.
I don't know why you would suspect that, but you suspect wrong ! It is a promotional watch from the Geneva motor show only as modern as the 50's.

It was bought from a Jewellers in Switzerland a bit before ebay.

Good luck finding one on ebay

Last edited by GREG; 27-05-11 at 04:02 PM. Reason: !
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 29-05-11, 05:14 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 78
Default

I stand corrected. However I have seen all sorts of stuff on ebay that is clearly modern stuff with badges for old marques (not just Bristol) stuck on. Caveat emptor, as always!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 29-05-11, 05:56 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: York
Posts: 812
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam410 View Post
I stand corrected. However I have seen all sorts of stuff on ebay that is clearly modern stuff with badges for old marques (not just Bristol) stuck on. Caveat emptor, as always!
To true - my missus fills a bin a week with the shite I buy ! :-)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:04 PM.


This is the live site

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2