Watch, Pocket

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Date

c. 1790

Inventory Number

A20140373000

Physical Description

Gold-plated key-wind pocket watch. Enamel ballooning scene on case shows a balloon that has just landed and the two men in the gondola have jumped out to hug the people on the ground. Watch face is enamel with clear stones inset on the hands and around the face (most are currently missing). Glass over face opens by pushing the button on the side. Interior mechanism is accessible by lifting at the bottom of the watch face (hinge at top of face).

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Manufacturer

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Medium

Watch, Pocket

Dimensions

  • Overall: 4.1 × 7.6 × 1.6cm (1 5/8 × 3 × 5/8 in.)
  • Watch Dia.: 4.1cm (1 5/8 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

ART-Miscellaneous

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