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American Tip Top Watch, Silver Overlay with Black Strap

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Price: $125.00
Member Price: $112.50

Item# 80-024191 







Description

Our clever watch is developed from a Tip-Top wristwatch pictured in the Catalogue of Silverware, Clocks, and Art Novelties, an American trade catalogue in the Museums collection, published in 1932 by the E. W. Reynolds Company. The angled dial was originally advertised as a benefit for quick time-telling.

Silver overlay case. Black leather strap. Quartz movement. Case: 1 1/2'' diam.

  • Silver overlay case
  • Black leather strap
  • Quartz movement
  • Case: 1 1/2'' diam.

Art History

The nineteenth-century Industrial Revolution in England and America spurred a host of innovations in the manufacturing and distribution of consumer goods. To entice a widespread and growing clientele with a variety of wareshardware, ceramics, textiles, furniture, and moremerchants and wholesalers circulated illustrated trade catalogues. Among these newly affordable consumer products were pocket watches and alarm clocks, needed by middle-class citizens to synchronize their lives to Standard Time, instituted in the U.S. in 1883.

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Description

Our clever watch is developed from a Tip-Top wristwatch pictured in the Catalogue of Silverware, Clocks, and Art Novelties, an American trade catalogue in the Museums collection, published in 1932 by the E. W. Reynolds Company. The angled dial was originally advertised as a benefit for quick time-telling.

Silver overlay case. Black leather strap. Quartz movement. Case: 1 1/2'' diam.




  • Silver overlay case
  • Black leather strap
  • Quartz movement
  • Case: 1 1/2'' diam.




Art History

The nineteenth-century Industrial Revolution in England and America spurred a host of innovations in the manufacturing and distribution of consumer goods. To entice a widespread and growing clientele with a variety of wareshardware, ceramics, textiles, furniture, and moremerchants and wholesalers circulated illustrated trade catalogues. Among these newly affordable consumer products were pocket watches and alarm clocks, needed by middle-class citizens to synchronize their lives to Standard Time, instituted in the U.S. in 1883.


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