Now here's a piece of history, a Detex Watchclock. This was made by the Detex Corp and is an Alert model made in the U.S.A, back in the early 1930's. The last patent number for this item is dated 1918. The style number is 7292. Now as for the clock and what was it used for...Watchclocks were basically made for a day/night watchmen. He would carry this Clock (a heavy clock at that, but it would have come with a carrying case and strap, sorry we do not have these items) with him on his rounds and every time he would come to a check point he would have to punch in the time (a roll of paper would be inside the clock that would have the time stamp on it), this way it would show he was making his rounds and not laying around (today there are video cameras everywhere but I do believe one still has to sign in when they made their rounds...I think so anyway). Now we are sorry to say that we do not have the key for this item or the paper. But still a wonderful find, also who in our family used this, we are not sure (our family never threw anything away). Again a wonderful find for any vintage watch or mechanical instrument collector.
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