Gold Watch

Claude H. Meylan, Le Brassus, Switzerland, Swiss, late 19th - early 20th century



Slide-activated minute repeater, split-second chronograph; minute register; 18K gold open front case no. 8026; 40 jewel works no. 5915; perpetual calendar (handles leap years) and moonphase, white enamel dial, four sunken subsidiary dials (months, date, seconds and moonphase, day), Roman numerals, probably lever set (did not open face); engraved on back cover: "Presented to Joseph H. Maloy by J. Bertschmann / January 1918." Engraved back of cover: "C.H. Meylan / Switzerland / 18K / 8026." Scratched out same back of cover: "H-3-58-d" (repair marks?, March 1958?). In velvet-lined wooden case

Overall: 1 3/4 × 6 × 4 × 1 1/2 in. (4.4 × 15.2 × 10.2 × 3.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. Joseph Henry Maloy, in memory of her son, Joseph Henry Maloy (1918-1944), Class of 1940



Place Made: Switzerland, Europe


20th century

Object Name

Scientific Instrument

Research Area

Scientific Instrument

Scientific Instrument: Time

Not on view

Exhibition History

Mysteries of a Gold Pocket Watch, Kresge Physical Sciences Library, Fairchild Hall, Dartmouth College, curated by Jessica Goldstein, Class of 2016, May-November 2015.


Jacob Bertschmann (1836-1918); bequeathed to his business partner, Joseph Henry Maloy (1860-1942), January 1918; given to Helen McWilliams Maloy (1889-1983), Staten Island, New York [widow of his son, Judge Joseph Henry Maloy (1880-1924)], possibly at the time of his death in 1942; given to the Dartmouth College Museum, in 1966, in memory of her son, Joseph Henry Maloy (1918-1944), Class of 1940, [killed in action during World War II on Leyte, Philippines on October 22, 1944]; catalogued into the Allen King Collection of Scientific Instruments, 2007.

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