Re: gold chain watches #galicia

Peter Zavon <PZavon@...>

Interesting discussion.

You might want to keep this in perspective by remembering that not all
watches were costly, nor were all chains gold, even if they had a golden
color. That helped less prosperous people give the appearance of greater

from the 1880's or thereabouts, for example, VERY inexpensive watches were
exported throughout the world >from factories in Waterbury, CT. In fact the
term "Waterbury watch" became synonymous with "cheap watch" These were
pocket watches for men and the smaller equivalent for women. The wristwatch
came later.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY 14526


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