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. 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! In an Internet search, we were not able to find ANY 100% all original for sale. However, we did find two that had their integrity & originality ruined by someone attempting to alter them into a wrist watch. These two watches were priced at $975 & $1350. Both were described as having cosmetic defects. "OURS" is all original and has no defects!!   


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 mail 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 come complete with a New Old Stock watch chain AND a full color advertising poster!!!


CIRCA: 1939-1940



Near MINT 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 not find ANY all original pocket watches for sale!! However, we did manage to find two that were ruined by converting the pocket watches into wrist watches. They were described by the seller as having scratched up & cracked crystals and were priced respectively at $975 and $1350!!! Boomertime offers the finest all original world class watches for Great prices!!! 

Item # P4447-ODF











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