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The way patina on a watch tells its unique story - like how and where it was worn - the copy and imagery of advertisements tell the history behind brands and their models. Reading the headlines and taking in the visual elements remind us of the spirit of timepieces: when dive watches were dive watches

The same way the perfect leather strap can make you enjoy your watch more, having original vintage ads can make you appreciate watches more. Ads add to the experience…

You might want a vintage ad to go with your watch. You might want to collect them, as they’re an important resource to study. And like dials, cases and movements, many ads are works of art to admire. For so many reasons - sentimental, educational, aesthetic - I think advertisements should be part of watch collecting; part of the conversation.   

 
 

Ad Patina X Analog/Shift

Pop-Up Collab Part 2!! Another curated offering sold through Analog/Shift featuring 12 freshly-framed vintage ads, including the most-popular sellers, and of course, several very-rare ones! And… a new discovery I’m very-excited to debut!… I’m super-proud of how this latest collection turned out and I can’t think of a better partner than Analog to help share the project! Click below to shop ads on Analog/Shift.

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You probably know Analog/Shift ;) If you don't, check them out! They have an extensive selection of vintage watches from A to Z... And now they have ads! Visit their website - analog/shift.com - to see their watches, timepiece accessories and our Pop-Up Shop collaboration! A dozen-plus rare and hard-to-find vintage ads featuring some of the most iconic designs and coveted watches. All framed expertly, ready to hang! Sold exclusively through Analog/Shift and shipped for free within the U.S.

 

FRAMEd AD SHOP

Vintage ads framed, ready to hang in your home or office!

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1966 Rolex “Daytona Continental”

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1966 Rolex Explorer “Top of the Matterhorn”

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1966 Omega “Wrist Computers”

 

REcent custom framing projects

Just a few of the latest framing designs completed for customers. Click below to see ALL the unframed ads available for framing!

 

FRAMING

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Custom framing is a big part of what Ad Patina does. Let’s start a project…

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