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Hello,

I am researching a 1911 photograph that contains a pocket watch with "Wigwam Watch" printed on its face. I have attached a detail showing the watch. The photograph was taken in Montreal, Canada. This name does not show up on any Google or Ebay searches.

I would appreciate any information anyone can provide regarding this watch -- either from the name or the image. Could it possibly be a child's watch?

Thanks, Aurele
 

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I haven't heard of them either, sorry. The photo doesn't give enough detail to identify whether it's a ladies watch or mens.
Just a thought - maybe Wigwam was a brand used by Waterbury Watch Co. Not sure at all about this.
 

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Wouldn't it be uncharacteristic for a woman's watch to have a fob?

Maybe something else in the rest of the photo can give you some scale so you can better determine the size.
 

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Women would have a fancier looking fob more like a brooch, it's true.
If the fob is as big as my "Lima steamshovel" one, then it's likely a man's 16S watch. The case looks pretty masculine.
 

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Here are my size estimations:

Watch diameter: 1.85 inches
Fob medallion diameter: 1.25 inches
Fob strap length: 3.5 inches

I'm not sure of the material of the strap -- either leather or some kind of thick velvet? I should have a more high res scan of the original negative (an 8x10 inch glass plate) in a few days.

Aurele
 

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OK that would probably be a man's watch then.
 
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