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'Wig-Wag' self-winding wristwatch, 1931.

Richardson, Claire

'Wig-Wag' self-winding wristwatch, 1931.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm


Patented in 1931, this early automatic self-winding wristwatch employs a 'roller-winding' technique in which the entire movement, in conjunction woth the dial, slides back and forth along metal rails to wind the watch.

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