This is a very pretty gold colored ladies pocket watch made by the Swiss Ingersoll company. This vintage piece has a richly ornate gold dial signed 'Ingersoll'. The back has lovely embossed flower detail. Humankind has always recognized the passing of time and has tried to measure and record that passing. Recorded or not - Time is passing!
16th century German pocketwatch that includes a gunpowder flask, compass and sundial. The rosewood flask is decorated with ornaments of brass and bone, and at the top is the bone funnel used to insert the gunpowder. Beneath the small lid in the center of the piece is a sundial; a string gnomon is exposed by opening the lid and can tell the hours from 6 am to 6 pm.