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Pocket Watch - G. Croft & Co, Coventry, circa 1880 Reg. No: ST 028868
- Gents pocket watch, German silver case, open face, G. Croft & Co., Coventry & London, circa 1880.
Issued to Victorian Railways staff. Said by donor to be one of the first watches issued to Victorian Railways staff.
- German silver case, open face. White enamel dial has roman numerals.
Key wound spring; lever escapement. Balance wheel is external to back plate. Has separate cock.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from F. Schlegel, 1974
|Dimensions:||1.7 cm (Width), 4.8 cm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||gents watches, key watches, pocket watches|
|Themes this item is part of:||Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Victorian Railways (VR), Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Victorian Railways - Refreshment Services Branch|
|Inscriptions:||Back plate is marked 'G. Croft & Co, Coventry & London' and '27089'. Dial is marked 'G. Croft & Co'. Case is marked 'Croft' and '27089'.
Outside of case is marked 'Victorian Railways', badly worn.
|Issued By:||Victorian Railways (VR), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Said by donor to be one of the first watches issued to Victorian Railways staff.
|Maker:||G. Croft & Co, Coventry & London, England, Great Britain
B. Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p.54 gives date of 1880.