Small pocket watch, later converted to a wristwatch

Made:
Switzerland

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Pocket watch converted to a wristwatch, unknown maker, Switzerland c.1890 with 20th century modifications. Rolled gold pocket watch case, engraved on the back. Converted to a wristwatch by applying two lugs at 90˙ to the winding button, to allow a strap to be threaded through. The dial has also been rotated 90˙ anticlockwise so that the winding button is easily accessible when the watch is worn on the left wrist. Bar-type movement with cylinder escapement. Clockmakers' Museum No. 744.

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3618
type:
wristwatch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers