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Vintage World

Pocket Watch - Jacko Boot Polish


Boot polish manufactured by Jacko Polish Company( 1939-1945) was used for cleaning of the patient and staff boots at Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria. Inspirationally remodelled Jacko Boot Polish design handcrafted pocket watch is made from brass-alloy mix to an antique finish.

The unassuming pocket watch has a surprisingly rich history dating back to 15th century Italy, where it was better known as a ‘pocket clock’ and was the most popular choice for a personal time-piece up until World War 1. These days the wristwatch and the mobile phone have replaced these classic fashion showpieces. The Vintage World range of pocket watches each carries their little slice of history. The decoration on their face matches perfectly with the era represented on the fob watch’s case lid, from the Art Deco styling of The Titanic to 1930’s Australian Penny and even an ANZAC day commemorative imprint with timeless Roman Numeral hours.

Each fully working, battery-powered, the clock mechanism is encased in a brass or copper alloy with an antique finish. Whether you like the modern steampunk style or simply have a respect for the train conductors and ship navigators of yesteryear, there is bound to be a pocket watch to suit. They also make extremely popular gift choices for either corporate or personal occasions.

A perfect item for hikers and backpackers.