September 20, 2011
Lucky Baldwin’s pocket watch on loan to the Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum
Lucky Baldwin's gold pocket watch has gone on loan to the Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum for a new display relating to the city's founder, Elias J. Baldwin. The watch is 18k gold with a chain embellished with gold veined quartz, and a carnelian fob engraved with Baldwin's initials. The watch was purchased from Tiffany and made in Geneva, Switzerland. One can't help but wonder about the horses whose performance Baldwin timed with this beauty.
The gold veined quartz is typical of the 1875 time period and is particularly appropriate for someone who made a good part of his fortune from mining precious metals.
To see the watch, check with the Gilb Museum for the opening of the exhibition and museum hours.
Mitchell Hearns Bishop