"W.L. Douglas Shoes" Watch

Sale price Price $22.00 Regular price


The Advantage Archives "W.L Douglas Shoes" Watch

This watch is more than a timepiece, but it is also a conversation piece. So when you are asked about W.L Douglas ad on the face of your watch, you can tell them about Mr. Douglas, and what made him unique.

William Lewis Douglas, the Governor of Massachusetts in 1905, also owned one of the world's largest shoe manufacturers. He started the company in 1875 after taking a loan of less than $900. The key to his success was his strategic plan of not selling his shoes at department stores, general stores, or catalog, but open his own chain of retail stores. By doing so, he made his high quality shoes much more affordable, as he had no 3rd party that needed to mark up his product in order to make a profit. Between his stores, and low cost of his shoes, he was giving back to his community in new and unique ways.

We too are proud to be an active participant in the community’s efforts to make local history more accessible by eliminating the ongoing costs associated with storage, hosting, development, and maintenance of the community’s archive!

Now, you can partner with us and help provide free access to local history...simply by buying a gift that gives back!

Gender Unisex
Movement Japanese Movement
Case Alloy
Bands PVC
Crown Lock-down Crown
Diameter 40mm
Thickness 8mm
Water-resistance No
Occasion Office / Casual