The Marketplace for the Best Vintage Watch Ads

Framed Ads - For Sale


The Framed Ad Shop is a museum of vintage ads. Or rather, a gallery, because you can purchase these pieces of art to hang and enjoy in your home or office - or give as a gift!

The collection is made up of the most-popular sellers, rare ads, as well as some I think are under-appreciated. The experience of seeing an advertisement framed, under glass, is much like viewing a photograph or painting at an exhibition. The power of framing is that it forces you to slow down and appreciate the design and significance of the art before you…

In the coming weeks, you’ll see the Framed Ad Shop stock up with more great ads. These are the finished product - Ready To Go!


1966 Omega “Wrist Computers”

1966 Rolex Explorer “Top of the Matterhorn”


I’m a big fan of ads that capture a brand as much as they feature a specific model. That Speedy and astronaut may jump out at you, but what you’re really getting here is an Omega ad…


Dimensions: 12 3/4” x 15 3/4” (32.4cm x 40cm)


The top-selling ad of 2018. I think you can see why… A Pulitzer-worthy photograph, combined with a vintage Explorer, plus a headline that rings true for really any Rolex model…

(SOLD OUT) $325

Approx. Dimensions: 12 7/8” x 16” (32.8cm x 40.4cm)


*price does not include shipping

1968 GMT-Master “Concorde” 18kt.

1978 Patek Philippe Steel Nautilus


What better watch to appreciate a rare, color vintage Rolex ad than a gold GMT. The vibrancy and tactility of the watch really show! Plus you can easily imagine yourself on that tarmac…


Dimensions: 11 3/4” x 15 1/8” (29.7cm x 38.4cm)


This ad is as relevant today as it was forty years ago… From its design to its air of regalness. And of course, the price of a Nautilus is still a talking point today…


Approx. Dimensions: 12” x 15 5/16” (30.5cm x 38.8cm)


*price does not include shipping

1961 Rolex Submariner “Marianas Trench”

1968 Rolex Submariner “Lost Empires”


What better way to instill confidence among divers in a relatively new submersible watch than by assuring them it has similar features as a watch that safely dove to 36,000 feet…


Dimensions: 12 3/8” x 15 5/8” (31.5cm x 39.5cm)


This ad captures the essence of the Submariner: A watch meant to be in the water. A watch meant for actual divers and to inspire the underwater explorer in all of us…

SOLD OUT ($265)

Approx. Dimensions: 11 9/16” x 14 7/8” (29.3cm x 37.6cm)


*price does not include shipping

1965 “Solo” Daytona Ref. 6239

1968 GMT-Master “Piloting a Jet”


Perhaps the first ad for the “Daytona” this proclamation features a watch with only “Rolex” printed on the dial… Proof the dial is genuine and is correct for at least certain 6239s…


Dimensions: 12 15/16” x 15 1/2” (32.9cm x 39.4cm)


Back when passengers dressed up for air travel, I imagine many a pilot wore a wristwatch with a time zone function - to help combat jet lag. And I can’t think of better tool than a GMT-Master…

SOLD OUT ($285)

Approx. Dimensions: 11 7/8” x 14 7/8” (30.2cm x 37.8cm)


*price does not include shipping

1959 GMT-Master Ref. 6542

1969 Steel GMT “Flying the Concorde”


An unreal, rare 60-year-old ad with shimmering bakelite insert intact and oozing radium. A far cry from today’s GMTs and their Cerachrom/ceramic bezels sprinkled with platinum…

SOLD OUT ($475)

Approx. Dimensions: 11 3/4” x 14 3/4” (29.8cm x 37.5cm)


The Concorde may be retired, but the GMT is still going strong… This ad is a nice reminder of the luxury of travel. When watches were bought for a purpose and worn day in and day out.


Dimensions: 12 1/2” x 15 3/8” (31.8cm x 39.1cm)


*price does not include shipping

Of course, you can still browse the vast unframed ad inventory, then contact me to get a custom framing project going!