Pocket Watch

A Washington, D.C., policeman, Thomas Oriani, received this watch as a Christmas present in 1890 from the jewelers on his Seventh Street beat in appreciation for his keeping a protective eye on their businesses.
The watch movement—marked “Appleton, Tracy & Co., Waltham, Mass.” and with serial number 4299303—was made by the American Waltham Watch Company.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1890
American Waltham Watch Co.
Physical Description
gold (watch case material)
nickel (watch movement material)
overall: 3 1/8 in x 2 in x 1/2 in; 7.9375 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.27 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Measuring & Mapping
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
William J. Oriani, Mrs. Edith Oriani Fitzgerald, Mrs. Ethel Oriani Reel, Mrs. Helen Oriani Collins
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