Girl Scout Watches

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.

  • 1931 - Imported 6-jewel watch with GS mark was first offered.

  • 1932 - American-made version, with 7-jewels

  • 1935 - Ingersoll-Waterbury started in 1935 with 4 versions

  • 1947 - Guilford briefly offered a version

  • 1950 - Medana offered two different straps to its watch in the 1950s.

  • 1957 - Timex jumped on board and offered several varieties of watches, including the first Brownie Girl Scout watch 1962.

  • 1999 era - Sweda offers 2 watches

  • 2001 - Bulova offered one watch

  • 2001 -  Lorus offered two watches 

  • Several modern watches have no maker noted

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The March issue of the Girl Scout Leader magazine touted the new lower price on the new Girl Scout watch.

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Ingersoll Waterbury Company Girl Scout watches have the double trefoil with "GS."  Of the 4 styles, all except 1936 have the hands of the watch attached centered between the "G" and the "S". The 1936 style is slightly off-center where the hands are attached.

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1937 Ingersoll Waterbury Company Girl Scout watch, possibly with the original English pigskin band.

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Ingersoll Waterbury Company

Guilford

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1947
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Medana

1950 - Grey Strap
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1952 - Green Strap

Timex

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Unknown maker

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Offered in the GS catalog, this owl watch does not appear to have any GS mark.

... return to Timex -

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These two watches had a new feature: a calendar!

This watch was sold until 1978. After that there weren't any "Girl Scout" watches until 1993, through the Brownies continued through 1983.
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The watch face of the Timex Brownie watch appears unchanged from 1973 through 1983 (the last year it was offered.) The only things to have changed were the strap in 1983, and of course, the price, which reached a high in 1981 and then lowers by 1983.

Unknown maker(s):

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The image on the face of the watch is etched on the caseback.

Made in Japan

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The Girl Scout Earth watch has the same Earth with the Girl Scout banner etched on the caseback.

Made in Japan

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First Digital Girl Scout Watch
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Sweda

Sweda Girl Scout watches weren't offered in the GS catalogs. The one to the left carries the 1999 GS slogan "Where Girls Go Strong." 

If you have any more information on these please let me know.

1999 era

Bulova

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Lorus

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Unknown Makers

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These watches don't seem to have any GS mark.

This watch says "I (heart) GS"

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The reverse says "Dakota" and Made in Japan

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Reverse says "Dakota" and Made in Japan

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This Girl Scout watch hasn't been found in the catalogs, but is likely from the 2011-2013 era. It matches items #28504 and #12096 (shown above) exactly in length, style, etc.
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These 2017 watches, for $55 EACH, don't appear to have the GS mark on them, but were carried in the 2017 and 2018 GS catalogs.