FOSSIL WATCHES #2 (Pop Culture & Music)
Fossil stand up advertising board, 1990's. The cut-out measures 15.25' X 7.00', rendered on 1/8th thick cardboard. The poster board bears Fossil advertising and pop out vintage car.
Fossil's 1984 Beginning
Founded in 1984, Fossil represented the second entrepreneurial effort launched by Tom Kartsotis, a Texas A&M dropout living in Dallas. When he was in his early twenties, Kartsotis and a partner operated a ticket brokerage business in Dallas, where the two entrepreneurs enjoyed moderate success by hawking tickets to Dallas Cowboy football games and other events. But "I didn't want to be a 30-year-old ticket scalper," Kartsotis confided to Forbes a decade after founding the business that would launch him toward fame and wealth. The inspiration that led Kartsotis into his second business venture came from a suggestion by his older brother, Kosta Kartsotis, a merchandising executive at Sanger Harris, a large, Dallas-based department store chain. Kosta told Tom about the large profits that could be made from importing retail goods made in the Far East, particularly the money that could be made in importing moderately-priced fashion watches.
LI1421 - I LOVE LUCY No 2 FOSSIL WATCH, 3/1/96 (15,000)
The second edition to the 'I Love Lucy' collection featured Lucy and her husband, Desi, on a square tank dial. Came with a heart 'I Love Lucy' logo key chain and was packaged in a collectible Lucy tin.
#LI1560 - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE FOSSIL WATCH, 8/1/96 (1,500).Price: $775
#LI1560 - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE FOSSIL WATCH, 8/1/96 (1,500). This limited edition commemorated the Christmas classic, It's a Wonderful Life. This gold tank watch features a classic picture of the family embraced in a hug from the movie on its dial. Packaged in a collectible Christmas box w/video.
#LI1022 - LONE RANGER FOSSIL WATCH, 8/1/94 (10,000).Price: $500
#LI1022 - LONE RANGER FOSSIL WATCH, 8/1/94 (10,000). As part of the Adventure Western series, this Lone Ranger watch was developed. The cowboy hero was on the face of this watch with his horse, Silver. Came with a Lone Ranger bandana and packaged in a collectible lunchbox tin.
#LI1277 - KING KONG No 1 FOSSIL WATCH - MOLDED, 1/1/95 (10,000).Price: $450
#LI1277 - KING KONG No 1 FOSSIL WATCH - MOLDED, 1/1/95 (10,000). Over 61 years ago, the movie King Kong brought audiences everywhere to the edge of their seats. Fossil commemorated this creative movie with a limited edition watch that included a molded metal dial and a pewter King Kong figurine. Packaged in a specially designed movie reel tin.
#LI1420 - I LOVE LUCY No 1 FOSSIL WATCH, 1/1/96 (15,000).Price: $775
#LI1420 - I LOVE LUCY No 1 FOSSIL WATCH, 1/1/96 (15,000). 'I Love Lucy' has been called 'the best-known and best-loved comedy series in television history'. This watch included a photo watch dial featuring Lucille Ball with a silver heart charm dangling from the case. Packaged in a heart shaped 'I Love Lucy' tin.
#LI1427 - I LOVE LUCY (STERLING SILVER) EDITION FOSSIL WATCH, 1/1/96 (1,000).Price: $1100
#LI1427 - I LOVE LUCY STERLING EDITION FOSSIL WATCH, 1/1/96 (1,000). The first edition to the 'I Love Lucy' collection in sterling silver. This watch set included a photo watch dial featuring Lucille Ball in a sterling silver case with a silver heart charm dangling from the case. Packaged in a silver heart shaped tin.
#LI2632 - I LOVE LUCY FOSSIL 3 EDITION WATCH, 1998.Price: $625
#LI2632 - I Love LUCY FOSSIL WATCH, 1998. This is the third in the series. Includes tin car with Lucy watch.
#LI1021 - ROY AND DALE FOSSIL WATCH, 8/1/94 (15,000).Price: $475
#LI1021 - ROY AND DALE FOSSIL WATCH, 8/1/94 (15,000). This two tone watch from the Adventure western series featured Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Came with a western bandana and a Happy Trails bolo tie featuring Roy and Dale. Packaged in a collectible lunchbox tin.
#LI1663 - WIZARD OF OZ CHARACTER WATCH FOSSIL WATCH - 8/1/98 - 5K.Price: $875
#LI1663 - WIZARD OF OZ CHARACTER WATCH FOSSIL WATCH - 8/1/98 - 5K. This limited edition was made to commemorate the re-release of The Wizard of Oz. Watch featured all the main characters on the face and came in a ruby red slipper package.
#LI1047 - GI JOE FOSSIL WATCH, 11/1/94 (15,000).Price: $525
#LI1047 - GI JOE FOSSIL WATCH, 11/1/94 (15,000). The 'Real American Hero' was commemorated with this piece. This collectible featured military-inspired dial graphics with the GI Joe logo on the dial. Came with a Fossil-made GI Joe figurine and was packaged in a wooden military clothes box with a leather hinge.
All Fossil watches are in mint condition and have never been worn.
They are in their original Fossil containers.