Limited edition pocket watches to go on display

First published: 11-04-2012

A trio of limited edition watches crafted to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee are to go on display in Swindon at the Steam Museum.

Following a meeting between jeweller Richard Deacon and museums and heritage manager Alan Gree, three pocket watches have been made that will be showcased at the centre, the Swindon Advertiser reported.

The watches have been made in a traditional style and will highlight how important accurate timekeeping was to the railway in order to make sure the services ran on time.

It was decided to produce the watches this year as it coincides with the 60th year of the Queen's reign.

"The project has rekindled past ties between Deacons and the railways and helps us celebrate the town’s rich railway history," said Mr Deacon.

While some companies are creating classic watches, others are taking the traditional idea of a pocket watch and working it into modern technology, with Celsius LeDIX Eternal fitting a mechanical timepiece into the front of a mobile phone.

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