This boxed Gene Autry watch is the rarer ©1948 Wilane Watch Co. version, not the more common New Haven Watch label version.
Watch has 1″ dial with facsimile signature shown twice on the face. Reads “Gene Autry Watch/Always Your Pal Gene Autry.” This variety does not have moving second hand. Top of dial reads “Copyright 1948.” Bottom of dial reads “Swiss Made.” Watch is wound tightly, but not over-wound. Only ticks a few seconds. Would benefit from a cleaning. Watch has original faux alligator skin band.
1″ x 5″ x 5″ box has black-and-white image of Gene inside “Champion” horseshoe w/gun belt over his shoulder and facsimile signature “‘Always Your Pal’ Gene Autry.” Box side and original warranty read “Wilane Watch Company” (not the more common New Haven Watch label). Two side panels also read “The Wrist Watch Choice Of America’s Favorite Cowboy For American Youth.” Box edges show slight amount of wear. Surface paper split 1″ x 0.75″ loss on bottom edge of box top. None of this affects image of Gene in horseshoe on front. Box has corner tip wear and scattered lt. edge wear but remains tight.
Die-cut insert w/repeat illustration of Autry inside “Champion” horseshoe. Box insert is near mint with only slight amount of fading. Includes Wilane Company guarantee/instruction paper as issued.