A vibrantly colored cocktail rhinestone and turquoise-colored stone bangle with Mikuna watch. A similar design has been seen on the net with the mark for Ledo. This example is hinged at the back and opens at the top which hides the tiny little discreet watch. The watch face is completely hidden until the floral top is opened in the centre. This was apparently considered more ladylike in the debutante scene when it was thought to be bad manners to look at ones watch. Even when the Queen was crowned, she wore a beautiful delicate bracelet which hid her tiny watch! This example was made to fit a small wrist. It is currently in working order. Mid-20th century. Maximum internal width 2.17 ins (5.5cm). Weight 62 grams. This item can be seen in the book, "How the Watch was Worn - A Fashion for 500 Years", on page 250.
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