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Object Name: Pocket watch
Date: 1770-1810
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Medium: Gold, glass, enamel
Dimensions: Overall: 3 x 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 7.6 x 0.6 x 5.4 cm )
Description: Gold watch with cylindrical pendant stem, flat pendant knob and stirrup bow; glass face; white enamel dial with arabic numeral hours and minutes; steel moon hour and minute hands; hallmarks on inside of back casing; filigree balance cock.
Credit Line: Gift of John L. and George C. McWhorter
Object Number: 1886.4
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Marks: engraving: on inside of back of watch casing: "K 18/ HRI/ 15780" engraving: on movement: "A / R"

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This watch belonged to John Laurance (1750-1810), who served as judge advocate general on General George Washington's staff from 1777 to 1782.