10 Apr '12, 12pm

Our GALLET Guest Curator of Wristwatches Adam Harris discussing the latest "found" gem in the Museum collection....

Our GALLET Guest Curator of Wristwatches Adam Harris discussing the latest "found" gem in the Museum collection....

Here was my second exciting find, a watch stored way down in the vaults of NAWCC, but hopefully soon to be given a pride of place in a special exhibition being arranged later this year, 'Enlisting Time', timepieces worn by great sportsman during amazing accomplishments This 'is' a true American military timepiece 'gem' As you know, I have always had an interest in water proofing of early watches from the 1891 Borgel design like below: Notice how the movement screws into the case - the classic Borgel patent: Through the Fully Hermetic, like the Gruen or my Eberhard posted here a few days ago. To the most famous of them all the Rolex 'oyster' Patented in 1926, here is one of mine, the model that made Rolex famous as 'the' water proof wristwatch. This was the model worn by Mercedes Gleitz when she swam the English Channel 'wearing' the Rolex oyster in October 27th, 1927 in 15...

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