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BShaw
03-08-2008, 04:18 PM
At our North Star Chapter Meeting today one of our members showed this Studebaker Car-Watch. Sorry for the fuzzy phone picture. From the Shield emblem on it we think it must be from the fifties. It reads, "Studebaker Car-Watch Automatic". It's some 3" or less in diameter. He thought it goes in the steering wheel's horn button.

Anyway, it's way cool and in perfect condition.

Does anyone have any background details on such an item? Is there an accessory number for it?

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Roscomacaw
03-08-2008, 06:35 PM
I've seen such an item for VWs. It sported a self-winding mechanisim that was wound due to the turning of the steering wheel.:)

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-08-2008, 06:35 PM
I've seen such an item for VWs. It sported a self-winding mechanisim that was wound due to the turning of the steering wheel.:)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

leroy
03-08-2008, 07:22 PM
That is really cool, must be early 50 to what 57 by the crest.If it is ahorn button I bet it would confuse the judging staff.

leroy
03-08-2008, 07:22 PM
That is really cool, must be early 50 to what 57 by the crest.If it is ahorn button I bet it would confuse the judging staff.

BShaw
03-08-2008, 07:47 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

I've seen such an item for VWs. It sported a self-winding mechanisim that was wound due to the turning of the steering wheel.:)

Yep, that's how this one is kept wound.BTW, at the bottom of the face it also says "Switzerland". I reckon this means it's NOT a South Bend car-watch

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BShaw
03-08-2008, 07:47 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

I've seen such an item for VWs. It sported a self-winding mechanisim that was wound due to the turning of the steering wheel.:)

Yep, that's how this one is kept wound.BTW, at the bottom of the face it also says "Switzerland". I reckon this means it's NOT a South Bend car-watch

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toyman
03-09-2008, 08:51 AM
I'd wager it was made in the last few years. Perhaps George Reitnour could chime in?
toyman

toyman
03-09-2008, 08:51 AM
I'd wager it was made in the last few years. Perhaps George Reitnour could chime in?
toyman

jnewkirk77
03-09-2008, 02:11 PM
I don't know if it was wound the same way, but Benrus made a similar steering-wheel-hub watch for DeSotos in the mid-'50s. My grandfather had one in a '56 FireDome he had, and when my grandmother totaled the car (literally within view of the house) in '58, he kept the steering wheel. It hung on the wall of the old barn just inside the door, and was an interesting conversation piece for a good many years, but it "disappeared" when we tore down the old barn.

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

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jnewkirk77
03-09-2008, 02:11 PM
I don't know if it was wound the same way, but Benrus made a similar steering-wheel-hub watch for DeSotos in the mid-'50s. My grandfather had one in a '56 FireDome he had, and when my grandmother totaled the car (literally within view of the house) in '58, he kept the steering wheel. It hung on the wall of the old barn just inside the door, and was an interesting conversation piece for a good many years, but it "disappeared" when we tore down the old barn.

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!