Poket watch

The pocket watch with a decorated silver case was purchased by the Tolmin Museum in 1976 in Gorenja Trebuša.

Pocket watches appeared in the 15th century and are one of the most prominent men's fashion accessories. Originally, they were worn around the waist, attached to a ribbon or chain. It was not until the 19th century that men began to wear them in the pockets of their suits. 

This pocket watch with an engraved silver case was purchased by the Tolmin Museum from an inhabitant of Gorenja Trebuša in 1976. The method of manufacture suggests it was made in the second half of the 19th or early 20th century: up until the 19th century, pocket watches were wound by means of a watch-winding key, which was later replaced with a "crown" attached to the edge of the case. The age of the watch is additionally indicated by the closing style: in the late 19th century, a new type of pocket watch was introduced, with a spring-hinged cover, known by its French name "savonette".

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