Object ID
2014.1.3
Object Name
Watch, Pocket
Material
Glass; Metal; Silver
Object Entities
Papachristos, George (is related to)
Papachristos, Spiros (is related to)
Pappachristou, (is related to)
Object Description
A large silver pocket watch with a white face. Labled as being made by the Elgin Natl. Watch Co. Back of the watch has an engraving of a deer in some plants as well as the name G. Pappachristou
Origin
George and Spiros Papachristos immigrated to the U.S. from Greece in 1912 at the age of 16 or 17. They went back to Greece in the late 1930's. After WWII they moved to Utah. After living in Utah they moved to Chicago. According to the donor, the watch belonged to Spiros, even though the name engraved on the back was G. Pappachristou. The Elgin National Watch Company was founded in 1864 and was one of the largest watch making companies in the US until its closure in 1968.
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Citation
Watch, Pocket, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10205. Accessed 11/28/21.