Wrist watch and case

Object Number: 
1949.83ab
Date: 
1919
Medium: 
Gold, gold-plated sterling, glass, enamel; velvet, satin
Dimensions: 
Part (watch): 1 x 1 x 3 1/16 in. (2.5 x 2.5 x 7.8 cm) Case: 3 1/2 x 4 x 1 in. ( 8.9 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm ) Part (chain):
Marks: 
engraved: on back: "To my commanding/off. and friend/Maj. Gen. James G. Harbord/From Charles G. Dawes/Brig. Gen. Engineers/Paris 4. 9th 1919"
Description: 
Wrist watch; gold watch with glass face; square white enamel dial with arabic numeral hours and minute markings in a smaller square about the center; Cartier inscribed on dial; hour and minute hands; winding knob on side; engraving on back; chain is gold-plated with rectangular links; three sectioned folding closure. Dark red velvet watch case with mother of pearl clasp; yellow velvet lined interior with satin.
Gallery Label: 
This wrist watch was given by Brig. Gen. Engineer Charles G. Dawes to his commanding officer and friend Major General James G. Harbord on April 9, 1919 in Paris.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of James G. Harbord
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group