Posted 6 years ago
Dan Dare is a British science fiction comic hero (equivalent to US Buck Rogers), created by illustrator Frank Hampson who also wrote the first stories, that is, the Venus and Red Moon stories, and a complete storyline for Operation Saturn. Dare appeared in the Eagle comic story Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future in 1950, dramatised seven times a week on Radio Luxembourg.
Theses two pocket watches were made by UK Ingersoll in the early/mid 50's. The 'Dan Dare' watch has an Eagle engraved on the case back. I cannot find any description on the 'From Outer Space' watch from reference books but I believe this was a companion piece to the 'Dan Dare' watch. Both watches have double-animation.