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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 1054
Object name: Watch
Title: Watch
Description: A stopwatch with a metal casing and white enamel face. It was used with a sextant by Captain Frank Worsley for navigating the James Caird during the boat journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia in 1916 during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance).
Classified name:
SPRI theme science and navigation
Current place name Southern Ocean > South Atlantic Ocean
UDC 681.11
Geographic UDC (*82)
Getty AAT watches
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A stopwatch with a metal casing, and white enamel face. There is no glass. The outer edge of the face is marked in seconds from 5-60 (Arabic numerals), and has a single blue hand. A smaller circle at the bottom of the face is marked in threes from 3-30 (Arabic numerals), and has a single blue hand. The back of the casing is hinged along the bottom so as to open. At the top of the stopwatch is a winding knob and a hanging ring.

  • Width: 32mm, height: 44mm, depth: 7mm
Associated person(s):
  • User: Worsley, Frank Arthur (1914 - 1916)
Associated expedition(s):
  • : Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance) (1914 - 1916)