The Phantom Men’s Watch was produced by The Bradford Exchange in Australia in 2012. Fully licensed by King Features Syndicate, the Men’s Watch was released with a worldwide limit of only 1936. The Phantom Men’s Watch was exclusively marketed and sold in Australia and New Zealand.
The Bradford Exchange was established by J. Roderick MacArthur in 1973, a Chicago, USA based businessman and philanthropist. Initially focusing on providing limited-edition collector plates in the 1970’s, The Bradford Exchange quickly expanded it’s offering and not only provide limited-edition collectables, but a vast array of merchandise including dolls, figurines, home décor, fine Jewellery and even apparel. Today, The Bradford Exchange operates in 15 countries across Europe, New Zealand and Australia.
The Phantom Men’s Watch is made of solid stainless-steel with a highly polished reflective finish. The face of the watch is a silver-toned raised relief of the Phantom with a purple background and the wording ‘The Phantom’. We also see a date feature present on the face of the watch.
The side of the watch case is etched with the Phantom’s Skull and Good ring marks. The watch clasp also bears the Skull mark of the Phantom. The reverse of the watch is etched with a silhouette of the Phantom and ‘The Phantom’ and licensing rights wording can also be seen.
The Phantom Men’s Watch was also provided with a certificate of authenticity, with each timepiece individually numbered. This individual number is only found on the certificate of authenticity and not on the watch itself.