Posted 6 years ago
I've been an avid Character watch collector for years and always thought there were only 3 style New Haven Annie watches(justifiably so, no reference made before today) .....The pre-war large frame(dial marked "Pats Pending) and the 2 1948(Circled "C") post-war variants, which are 25% smaller frames.
Well I ran across a small frame Annie with no "copyright " marked at the 8 o'clock on the dial......Well did several hours of research and found an advertisement from 1938, introducing the smaller frame Annie watch. Note all the reference books I own and after talking to several fellow collectors, no one had every seen or knew of these.
So here's my latest contribution to the knowledge base on early "Character" watches..... There are "4" variants of early New Haven Orphan Annie watches....#1 Large Frame (size 6/0) circa 1932/33 #2 small frame(size 8/0) pre copyright, circa 1938 and #3&4 small frame (size 8/0) post-war, copyrighted dial.
Thanks for looking,