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Ring Watch

Date: 1830-1840
Medium: Gold, steel
Dimensions:
17.5 x 19.1 (length of bezel) x 26 mm
Markings: Movement: "Bacher" Case: cameo "14" (in square punch)
Credit Line: Proctor Collection, Thomas R. Proctor Watch Collection
Object number: PC. 276
Label Text
The earliest recorded example of a ring watch is one made in Augsburg, Germany, in 1580. While all ring watches incorporated miniature watch movements, more sophisticated examples included automata activated by the hour gear.