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Pocket Watch Movement - E. Raffin, Geneva, late 19th Century Object Reg. No: ST 020158

Summary:
Gents pocket watch movement, E. Raffin, Geneva, late 19th century.
Description:
White enamel dial has black roman numerals and a seconds hand at centre of dial.

Key wound spring; lever escapement. Jewelled pivots. Scale fast to slow.
Statement Of Significance:
One of several watch movements donated by Ingram Brothers jewelers in 1937. During the 1930s Depression, customers would bring in gold or silver fob watches to sell for the value of the gold or silver. Ingrams (and other jewelers) melted down the cases to sell the metal, but kept the movements of historically interesting watches.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Ingram, 1937
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 0.7 cm (Width), 3.9 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, watchworks, rapa 30 kamhen, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: switzerland
Inscriptions: Dial is marked 'E. Raffin, Geneve'.
Maker: E. Raffin, Geneva, Switzerland

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