Astrolabe Pocket Watch

$44.95

The mathematical jewel of astronomy, the astrolabe, which derives from the Greek "astron", meaning star, and "lambano", meaning to take / to look for, is an ancient tool used to the seek and measure the position of the stars.

Pocket watches were the most common type of watch from their development in the 16th-century until wristwatches became popular after World War I. Pocket watches generally have an attached chain to allow them to be secured to a waistcoat, lapel, or belt loop, and to prevent them from being dropped.

The Astrolabe Pocket Watch features decoration in the fashion of the famous Prague astrolabe clock.

Size: The Astrolabe Pocket Watch spans approximately 4.7 cm (1.85 inches) in diameter and is roughly 1.5 cm (0.59 inches) thick. It comes in a designer box and includes a small booklet with a brief history of the astrolabe, as well as instructions for use.