Barbie by Bradley 1J wrist watch, vintage mechanical manual-wind movement, white metal dial with black Arabic style numbers, "Barbie" in black script and a depiction of a Barbie doll in yellow, pink & blue has some faint spots of discoloration across the dial but no heavy scratches or damage, black steel hands in the shape of arms are finished with a Caucasian flesh-toned enamel, heavy yellow gold plated (YGP) & stainless steel (SS) round case with a flat top bezel finished with a brushed finish, tapered sides and faceted extended lugs, case is showing normal even wear overall but there is quite a bit of color loss to the gold plating in some areas, measures approx. 29mm in diameter x 33mm lug to lug x 10mm thick (crystal included), white bracelet style full leather band with yellow and green flowers and a fancy white base metal (WBM) buckle, watch has a wearable length of approx. 150-175mm. A great vintage Barbie watch from the 1970s with an unusual band in very good overall condition!
- Year Made: 1970s
- Jewels: 271J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: multi-colored
- Dial Details: Barbie design
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Gold Plated - Yellow, Stainless Steel
Case Width, without crown:
29mm (1.14 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
33mm (1.30 inches)
10mm (0.39 inches)
Interior Lug Width:
6in. to 6.99in.
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
- Band Material: leather cuff
- Crystal Material: plastic
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
As of March 23rd, 2023, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
At PM Time Service, we refer to a "character watch" as any watch that has a dial, and possible other components, that have a cartoon character, public figure or a fictional character printed on them. There were many companies, such as US Time, Ingersoll and Timex, that were commissioned by the character-owner (such as Disney for example) to produce watches with these images, and in most cases, the characters watches were completed at the factory and not as an after-market addition. While most of the PM Time Service character watches are vintage, this type of watch is still in production today, albeit with updated quartz movements
Character watches were primarily targeted towards children and as such, a large number of the watches produced were of lower quality or "dollar watches
" and were also considered ladies' or mid-sized. While the original focus group for sales may have been targeted at children and young adults, we do see many purchases today by adults for their own use. If you need a longer band than the one currently fitted to this watch (6in. to 6.99in. in overall length, including watch, for this particular item), please contact us
with your desired length and we'll get you a quote on a replacement band. In most cases, you can also take the wrist watches to your local jeweler to fit you a new band as well.
Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page
, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.
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