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Eight hours watch

One of the twelve watch cases believed to have been struck in the 1860s to mark the meeting in London of the International Association of Working Men (The First International) when the eight hours working day had been proclaimed as the Association's objective. Similar watches were struck in Italy and Germany in the late 19th century. Around 1920, Kay and Company of Worcester produced a slightly different version of the original watch which sold for 42 shillings (2.10).

Title Eight hours watch
Maker --
Production Date 1860s
Format Object
Copyright --
Holding Institution People's History Museum
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