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    McKinley & Roosevelt: Mechanical Pocket Watch. 2" Swiss-made pocket watch in steel case (some gun metal blue finish remains). The maker was Arnold Schweizer-Schatzman of Chaux-au-Fonds. It has an attractive porcelain dial. The back cover of the watch has a 5/8" window. When the watch is running, a disc within the watch rotates, revealing portraits of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. There is some wear to the portraits, but not too bad. While the item may date from the administration of Teddy Roosevelt, we suspect it may more likely date from the election of 1900, as we have seen other 1900 campaign items for McKinley that include portraits of Republican icons Grant and Lincoln. The watch runs, but the winding gear, we are told, is missing one tooth, so the stem winder must be wound using a back and forth motion, rather than a continuous one-direction movement. The movement is also loose and needs adjustment or repair.

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    June, 2013
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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