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William John Wills’s pocket watch

1859

National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia

Explorer William John Wills’s pocket watch.

18-carat gold open-face pocket watch with white enamel dial with black Roman hour numerals, blued steel spade hands and subsidiary second dial, with a hinged case.

The inside surface of the case back is engraved “Wm John Wills Explorer Melbourne 1860” and “R.O.H.B.Wills”.
[Burke and Wills Expedition]

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  • Title: William John Wills’s pocket watch
  • Date: 1859
  • External Link: National Museum of Australia website
  • Dimensions: L 288mm x W 47mm x H 13mm
  • Collection: William John Wills collection National Museum of Australia

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