Here we have a vintage solid brass packet watch holder or display that was patent in the 1960s. This one is simply hallmarked with the makers mark of E.B. and may have been produced before the patent was filed. It measures 3'' x 2-1/2''. It has not been polished and exhibits a time enhanced patina.
The Patent Reads:
United States Patent 3,062,491 ORNAMENTAL WATCH STAND James W. Green, 125 S. Main St., Roxboro, N.C. Filed Mar. 7, 1960, Ser. No. 13,359 4 Claims. (Cl. 248116) This invention comprises a novel and useful ornamental watch stand and more particularly relates to a device for supporting and displacing in a convenient and attractive manner watches of different sizes.
It is frequently desirable for a variety of reasons, as for example, for sentimental reasons as well as for utilitarian purposes, to mount and display a watch upon a desk or the like. Owing to its general delicate construction as well as to the limitations imposed by its physical characteristics, a supporting means for such purpose must be specifically constructed and especially adapted to support the watch in an attractive manner, in a readily visible position and with safety and security for the watch so supported. It is therefore a very important purpose of this invention to provide a stand particularly adapted to perform these functions.
A further and more specific object of the invention is to provide a support stand by which various types of pocket watches may be safely, and in a utilitarian manner supported for ready visibility and in a highly attractive and ornamental manner.