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

Inscribed 'A. McIntyre, Myrniong, Vic'.

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


  • Type of item


  • 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