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Watch with 24 Hour Dial
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Watch with 24 Hour Dial


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Description This unusual watch with a 24-hour dial (face) needed only to be wound once each week. Initially, during the French Revolution, the dial might have been calibrated in the decimal system for a ten-hour day and was later converted to the normal 12-hour system.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1792-1793
Medium
silver-gilt
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
58.47
Measurements
Diam: 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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