Lady's Lapel Watch

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For most of the nineteenth century, women had worn watches hung from long chains around the neck, but by the end of the century styles changed. Fashion magazines advocated a variety of timepieces for women who could afford luxuries. A well-to-do woman might own a very special bracelet containing a watch or a watch set in a ring. More common were watches designed to pin at her waist or, like this one made in Switzerland about 1900, on her lapel.
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Physical Description
enamel (watch case material)
metal (watch movement material)
gold (dust cap material)
gold (watch case material)
mineral, brilliant (watch case material)
overall: 2 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 7.3025 cm x 3.175 cm x 1.27 cm
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Mrs. Eva C. Taiclet
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National Museum of American History