Victorian engineers loved to tinker with design, and make things look interesting and especially larger than life. A pocket watch transformed into a desk watch, convex optical glass magnifiers showing an enlarged dial and hands. Not exactly a travel watch this, more desk bound, an object that delights with its translation of form. Turning into a gem under soft lamp light, it doesn’t easily get lost while always telling time. Aged dial in front, antique compass rose card in back.
Easy to exchange the antique compass rose card with a photo!