Amidst the nightmarish turmoil that has been 2020, you'd be forgiven for missing a celebration that has somewhat flown under the radar: the 70th anniversary of beloved American cartoon Peanuts. First published in 1950, Charles M. Schulz's iconic cartoon reaches millions of readers around the world and is so firmly cemented in the zeitgeist that it's transcended its American roots to become a truly global phenomenon.
Charlie Brown and company are no strangers to watch dials, but this year has seen a relative explosion in Snoopy and Charlie Brown-adorned timepieces. Here are some of our favorites from Bamford, Omega, and Timex.
One of the coolest watches of the past few years, the affordable, quartz-powered Timex Q is available in multiple iterations, including this Snoopy-adorned version.
If you prefer an automatic watch — but still want something affordable — look no further than this fun, midcentury-inspired Marlin Automatic. (With Snoopy typing away at 6 o'clock, of course.)
Snoopy adorns this cool all-black GMT from London's Bamford, his arms forming the watch's hands. Limited to 70 pieces and individually numbered, it's a cool, stealthy tribute to the beloved cartoon. (Look out for Woodstock on the GMT hand, too.)
Same as the above but in a slight different livery. Here we see Snoopy decked out as a superhero, with splashes of yellow in the 24-hour bezel and on his cape.
Why "50th Anniversary?" Because this watch actually honors the Silver Snoopy Award, first given in 1970 by NASA to staff members and contractors for outstanding service. Perhaps the coolest Snoopy-adorned watch of them all.