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    Posted 7 years ago

    geo26e
    (154 items)

    Dan Dare is a British science fiction comic hero (equivalent to US Buck Rogers), created by illustrator Frank Hampson. Dare appeared in the Eagle comic story Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future in 1950, dramatised seven times a week on Radio Luxembourg.

    This pocket watch is powered by a 1969 Smiths movement and the dial depicts the portrait of Dan Dare. It is signed 'Smiths' at just below 12 (picture 3) and says 'Made In Wales' at below 6. I have a strong suspicion that this could be an unofficial fantasy piece as I have not seen another one before. The official version has an 'Eagle' engraved on the case back and this one has not.

    For comparison, check out the 'official' Dan Dare pocket watch here : http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/87220-dan-dare-and-from-outer-space-animated

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      LOVE IT!!! :) VERY NICE!!
    2. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      That was quick Sean! Thank you so much for the appreciation!
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome geo!!!! LOL!!
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Very nice watch geo :)
      So that's the guy in the Elton John song !

      "Can you tell me how old Dan might have done it
      If he'd been here now? Holy cow
      My stars might have been read on the planet Mars"

      'Cause I don't have foresight to see
      If we still be together in the twenty first
      In the twenty first century

      Dan Dare doesn't know it
      He doesn't know it, he doesn't know it
      But I liked the Mekon

      (Excerpts from "Dan Dare" written by Bernie Taupin/ Music by Elton John)
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      I would have loved one! I was an Eagle fan when I was a kid! Got they magazine each week imported from England. Sadly all of my collection was lost in 1975.

      I loved the Mekon in a my own Antipodean way too!
    6. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Mikelv, thanks for letting me know Elton did a Dan Dare song! I didn't know until you pointed out! Only started listening to EJ from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road onwards so not too familiar with his earlier work. You can see Dan Dare wearing his space suit/helmet here :

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/87220-dan-dare-and-from-outer-space-animated
    7. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Vetraio, my mother threw out all of mine too when I left home to boarding school!

    8. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Big cheers to Dr F, agh, nutsabotas, mtg 75, Dave, lisa, ttomtucker, Kerry, Mani, Michael, vetraio, valentino, tom61375, Phil, Ashlee & Leah! Happy Easter to you!
    9. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      cool watch ...geoooooooooooo
    10. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Cheers Roy! A very happy Easter to you!
    11. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Waaah! Such documented you are! Nice collection, love this!
      Happy Easter feasts to you!
    12. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Happy Easter :)
    13. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you shawnicus, Kyratango & Aimathena for loving the post! Big cheers & Happy Easter to you!
    14. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you toracat for the appreciation & hitting the love tab.
    15. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you snoopy & pops for the appreciation!
    16. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you sugargirl for visiting and loving the post! Big cheers!
    17. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks mtg75 for stopping over and loving the post! Very much appreciated.
    18. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks moonstone for the appreciation!
    19. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks very much Roy for stopping over and loving the watch! Big cheers!
    20. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks shanmu for visiting & loving this post! Big cheers!
    21. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you Trey for loving the post! Much appreciated!
    22. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks bhg & steller for the support, greatly appreciated!
    23. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks very much Mani :-)
    24. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much petey for stopping by and the appreciation!
    25. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks again for the love hit Mani, much appreciated!
    26. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you Kerry for re-loving Dan Dare! Cheers!
    27. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much moowoo12 for stopping by and the appreciation!
    28. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks Mani :-)
    29. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks very much Bigsarge! Much appreciated! :-)

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