MADE CIRCA: 1920
MATERIAL: 18ct Yellow Gold
MOVEMENT: Manual Mechanical
CASE DIAMETER: 50mm
A regulator clock would be one stood in a watch shop or owned by a watch technician to be used to ensure that all other timepieces in the store owner’s possession were keeping the correct time. The key to the success of the regulator clock was its ease of legibility. The hours, minutes and seconds can be read independently therefore, ensuring accuracy of all other timepieces to the second.
This pocket watch is fascinating as it has been fitted with a regulator dial just the same as a regulator clock. The seconds are read on the 9 o’clock dial, hours are read on the 3 o’clock dial while the minutes are read via the long central minute hand and corresponding outer minute register running around the edge of the dial.
- “The Jazz Age”—jazz and jazz-influenced dance music became widely popular throughout the decade.
- Beginning of the Art Deco movement.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes some of the most enduring novels characterizing the Jazz Age. This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, and The Great Gatsby, as well as three short story collections, were all published in these years.