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Marconi Operator's Watch, Switzerland, c. 1910

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Inventory Number: 72754
Object Type:
Place Created: Switzerland Europe
Accession Number: 2004-9/177
Brief Description: Marconi Operator's Watch, of type worn by Marconi wireless operators; made specifically for the Marconi Company and issued to them. With white enamel dial, watch has Roman numerals and outer ring of letters (N-Z for PM time), and inner ring of letters (A-M for AM time). Watch bears signature of Marconi' [sic] Wireless Telegraph Co Ltd., with jewelled-lever escapement in nickelled case and British government arrow mark on rear.
Primary Inscriptions: "MARCONI WIRELESS / TELEGRAPH CO. LTD. / Z - MIDNIGHT / M - MIDDAY / SWISS MADE" on watch face.
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation in 2004.
Collection Group: Marconi Collection
Material(s): Enamel

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