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Published August 06, 2010, 12:00 AM

Lapel watches a favorite item at auctions

First came the church-tower clock to help everyone in town know the time. Then in the 1500s, a watch on a chain or a ribbon was used by the very rich. By 1700, women could have a watch pinned to a dress as part of a chatelaine that held keys, scissors and other household tools. Later came the traveling clock, then the pocket watch.

By: Terry Kovel, INFORUM

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