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Pocket Watch - G. Croft & Co, Coventry, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: ST 028868

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.7 cm (Width), 4.8 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, london 1856
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
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: england
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.

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