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Girl Scout Wrist Watches

Wrist watches for Girl Scouts were offered as early as 1926 in the catalogs, however, these watches did not have any Girl Scout logo on the face of the watch. That didn't happen until 1931 when an imported 6-jewel watch was first offered. By 1932 an American made version, with 7-jewels was offered. Ingersoll started in 1935 with 4 versions, then Guilford briefly offered a version, then Medana offered two different straps to it's watch in the 1950s. Timex jumped on board in 1957 and offered several varieties of watches, including the first Brownie Girl Scout watch 1962.

Most of these images come from catalogs. I've added real images of watches when possible.

1931

The Official Girl Scout Wrist Watch is a seven-jewel watch with American movement and chromium plated case. The face is decorated with the trefoil. Complete with leather strap and packed in an attractive gift box M-711, $7.50

1932

1935

1936

1937

 

With a "second-hand", 1941

 

 

 

 

Guilford

1947 - 1949

Medana - grey strap

1950 - 1951

 

Medana - green strap

1952 - 1956

 

Timex - 1957

Timex - 1960, waterproof

1962 - 1972

Timex - Petite Squared, 1963-1972

1971

1972 - 1974

1973 - 1974

1973 - 1979

1975 -1979 - only the strap seems to change from 1975 until 1984

1981

 

1983 - 84

1993, only offered 1 year

1995 -96

1996 - first digital, only offered in 1996

1996 only

1998

2001 only

"Best GS Friends"

2 - in - 1

2001

2001

2004