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Object Name: Pocket watch
Date: 1815
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Medium: Silver, brass, enamel, glass
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 6.4 x 4.4 x 1.9 cm )
Place made: Europe, England, London
Description: Silver pocket watch with round knob and round bow; brass movement hinged into silver casing with glass facing; foliate champ levé engraved table and balance cock on back of movement; white enamel dial; black roman numeral hours with minute markings; hour hand; back of casing opens to wind.
Credit Line: Gift of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer
Object Number: 1956.51
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Marks: silversmith's mark: on inside of back casing: "CR" in rectangle hallmark: on inside of back casing: lion, anchor, illegible mark watchmaker's mark: on back plate of movement: "W & G. Chance/ London/ 11037 regulator marking: on back plate of movement: "fast/ slow"

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This watch belonged to navigator Moses Rogers (1779-1822). In 1808 Rogers commanded the "Clermont." He later designed and commanded the "Savannah," the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, 1818.