Posted 7 months ago
As I stated in an earlier posting, the 1950's introduced a lot of "Character" watches. This is one of those. 1954 Space Ranger wristwatch with original band. Please note the first photo was taking off the "Net" to show the details of the watch dial, the second (Blurry photo) is mine, I will try a better photo later and edit post.
Rocky Jones, Space Ranger is a syndicated science fiction television serial originally broadcast in 1954. The show lasted for only two seasons and, though syndicated sporadically, dropped into obscurity. But because it was recorded on film rather than being broadcast live as were most other TV space operas of the day, it has survived in reasonably good condition. The film format also allowed more elaborate special effects and sets, exterior scenes and much better continuity.
The program was aimed mainly at children, so the plots were simple and always involved good versus evil and Rocky Jones outsmarting or outfighting the bad guys. By today's standards for television science fiction, the Rocky Jones serials seem crude and simplistic. But for its time, years before humans first journeyed into space, the sets, props, and optical effects were remarkably well done. Indeed, many of the effects that became standard sci-fi fare, such as the forward view screen and automatically opening doors were seen first on Rocky Jones.
This watch was produced by Ingraham in 1954 shortly after the show first aired. Hope you ejoy and thanks for looking!!