Original U. S. Light-House Service Stopwatch c.1937. Used at Wolf Trap Lighthouse in VA. and handed down through the family. This piece is actually a chronograph - any watch that can be started and stopped at will to record an elapsed time. Further, it is considered a half chronograph - one that does everything with successive pushes of one button. These are start, stop, and reset. Such timers were issued to each of the 26 Supervisors in 13 Lighthouse Districts for timing the rotation of the lighthouse lenses. The silver plated case evidences only light wear. The back of the case is superbly engraved "U.S.L.H.S.". The Swiss movement has been expertly cleaned and adjusted and works well. This is truly a very rare opportunity for the sophisticated collector of U. S. Light-House Establishment artifacts.
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