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.