SHELL OIL Advertising Timepiece








In the fall of 1939 the high grade Swiss watch firm of Girard Perregaux was contracted by the Shell Oil company to do a limited production run of fully skeletonized pocket watches to be released in 1940. The advertising campaign & slogan was "Golden Shell Motor Oil is so fine that it can lubricate a Fine Swiss Watch" A small production run of only 30,000 of these were ever built. Approximately only 2000 of these are estimated to still exist! That is why you rarely see these offered for sale! However, we did find two that had their integrity, re-sale value & originality ruined by someone attempting to alter them into a wrist watch. Even though the collectors value had been ruined, these two watches were STILL priced at $700 & $1295. "OURS" is all original and has just been serviced!!   




The case is an American 10 Size (a Bankers, Lawyers, Doctors or gentleman's "dress" size) and measures 42.750mm in diameter (not counting the sleeve, crown or 14 Karat Gold bow)  The crown is recessed between 2 "shoulders" to protect the crown.



100% All Original



The movement is a High Quality Swiss Built Movement,

7 Jewel, 3/4 Nickel Plate, Girard Perregaux Factory Hallmarked as well as Shell Hallmarked on the main winding wheel, It has a compensated and sunken balance assembly. It is a Stem wind and Stem set Precision Movement.


The front side features fully skeletonized dial & movement with black enameled hour chapter ring and subsidiary seconds register with silver enameled Roman & Arabic Numbers



This Girard Perregaux watch comes complete with a New Old Stock (never worn or used) pocket watch chain AND a full color advertising poster!!!



CIRCA: 1939-1940



Excellent Overall Condition


only $488. + S/H



We just did an Internet search for 100% all original excellent looking & well running Girard Perregaux Shell Advertising pocket watches. We did manage to find two that were ruined by converting the pocket watches into wrist watches destroying their originality & re-sale value. They were priced respectively at $700 and $1295!!! Boomertime offers the finest all original world class watches for Great prices!!


Item # P4704-OCF






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