Date: 18th September 2000
VINNIE JONES's business ventures just keep on growing - so much so he's taken on another pair of hands. The hands belong to a set of limited edition watches, which the SNATCH star is now selling at $22.50 (£15) a piece. The time pieces are being plugged as part of his aftershave range - PENNY BLACK.
All the watches are limited edition pieces, bearing a bullseye-style RAF logo - stocks are fast running out as only 10,000 were made, and sales are booming. LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS star Vinnie wears a special version of the Penny Black watch, which is worth over $1,500 (£1,000).
Penny Black Managing Director JASON ALDRIDGE says, "These watches are becoming hot property. The logo seems to be the reason why so many people want them. I have had people on the phone from Australia and America buying them. "It won't be long before we run out of them, and then the £15 they paid for the watches will be an investment." (JD/WN/JM)