Pocket Watch, Large with Chain; Unknown; 1920; WY.1988.59.1
Pocket Watch, Large with ChainAbout this object
According to museum records this watch once belonged to Joseph A Kirby of Wyndham. With a second dial and very large hands, this watch would have been ideal for accurate timekeeping, and we originally thought it may well have belonged to a railway officer. In fact, Joseph was the inventor of the Kirby Cable Layer, and this watch was probably used in the time trials!
inorganic, processed material, metal, nickel
inorganic processed material, metal, steel
inorganic processed material, metal, tin
inorganic processed material, glass
inorganic processed material, glass, powdered glass, enamel
Engraved on bar of chain: 'White Metal'Measurements
dia 65 mm across face
h 130 mm watch & chain
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