Object ID
2014.1.5
Object Name
Watch, Pocket
Material
Glass; Metal
Object Entities
Papachristos, George (is related to)
Papachristos, Spiros (is related to)
Object Description
A small gold pocket watch with blue tinted metal hands. Labeled as being made by "Elgin." Has a small decorative circular engraved pattern on the back. Came in a small red silk bag- made in china- and included a small torn up piece of paper on which " 'My Love' from Anita. letter will follow" was handwritten
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, this watch was owned by George. 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/10208. Accessed 12/07/21.