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Advertisement for Kendal & Dent, watch manufacturers 8019

Advertisement for Kendal & Dent, watch manufacturers 8019

Printer: Bemrose & Sons

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Evan.8019

Item number: 8019

Genre: Leaflet

While pocket watches were relatively common in the second half of the 19th century - a time when they had begun to be mass produced - wrist watches were rare. Invented by Patek Philippe in 1868, the first wrist watches were very fragile. Any knock or sudden movement would damage the internal mechanism. They were also considered very effeminate, and so were not immediately popular.

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