Lady's Lapel Watch

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
watch
date made
1901
Physical Description
enamel (watch case material)
metal (watch movement material)
gold (dust cap material)
gold (watch case material)
mineral, brilliant (watch case material)
Measurements
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
place made
Schweiz
ID Number
ME*315969
catalog number
315969
accession number
224781
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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