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Open-face men's pocket watch

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This vintage open-face watch men's pocket watch, which belonged to George G. Snow (1843-1904) of Brockten MA, has a white enamel dial with Roman numeral indicators, a subsidiary seconds dial, and a transfer sepia print of Clara Hunt Snow, the owner's wife. Made by the American Waltham Watch...

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Impressed inside the case: Pat. APL 22.79/C.W.C. Co. (star and cresent trade mark)/171855. 3572525/American Waltham Watch Co. on nickel works


Owned by George G. Snow (1843-1904), a Brockton MA shoe manufacturer and philanthropist. It was inherited by his nephew and then consigned to auction (Skinner, Fine Jewelry, sale 2391, 12/1//07, Boston); Purchased by Yvonne Markowitz who gifted it to the MFA (Accession Date: January 23, 2008)

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Gift of Yvonne J. Markowitz

American, 1887


Height x width x depth: 8 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/16 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold-filled metal, enamel, nickel, and crystal


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Timepieces