Summary

Gents pocket watch, silver open case, Matthias Currie, Greenock, Scotland, no 11453, circa 1868.

Inscribed 'A. McIntyre, Myrniong, Vic'.
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Physical Description

Silver case, open face. White enamel dial has roman numerals and seconds dial at 6. Key wound spring; lever escapement. Detachable dust cover is cut away to show jewel and bridge.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Science & Measurement

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from A. McIntyre, 05/12/1961

  • Maker

    Matthias Currie, 11 Cross Shore Street, Greenock, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1868
    Currie was working at 11 Cross Shore St, Greenock in 1868: see Donald Whyte, Scottish Clock & Watch Makers 1445-1900, Pub Scottish Genealogy Society 1996.

  • Inscriptions

    Back plate is marked 'M. Currie, Greenock, 11453'. Outside of inner case is marked 'A. McIntyre, Myrniong, Vic' and inside is marked '11453'. Case has London hallmark of 1867-1868 (lion, uncrowned leopard, small gothic m) and 'J.S.'.

  • Classification

    Horology, Watches, Scotland

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Technology

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Overall Dimensions

    1.6 cm (Width)

  • Exhibition Collection Management

    75 mm (Length), 50 mm (Width), 18 mm (Height)
    Width = diametre. Length includes hook at top of watch

  • Keywords

    Gents Watches, Key Watches, Pocket Watches, Horology