Early wristlet

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    Early wristlet

    This was on UK ebay recently. Its a very early adaptation of a pocket watch for wrist use. Unfortunately, the watch wasn't working otherwise I would have bid more (I didn't get it). The pictures are reproduced with the kind permission of the seller.

    Also look at this page which gives a nice overview of early wristwatches, including this type:

    http://people.timezone.com/mfriedber...Wristlets.html
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    Re: Early wristlet

    Interesting. Watch bands which place the watch atop the leather today simulate this technology. My watchmaker says such bands are still very popular in Russia. (He is Russian.)
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

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    Re: Early wristlet

    This was military issue probably,as the one on the picture.



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    Re: Early wristlet

    Quote Originally Posted by jedanzoom View Post
    This was military issue probably,as the one on the picture.


    Great picture!
    That's a much bigger watch - and with all of the face visible.
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