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Portable clocks or watches pre-1640 with minute hands?

Phil Bell

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Can anyone point me to any documentation or photos of portable clocks, "clock-watches" or watches, believed to have been made before 1640 and from any country, that have a minute hand or dial? Portable in this case means capable of being taken on one's travels in the 17th century, eliminating tower and turret clocks and the larger table clocks. But it doesn't necessarily mean that they had to run while being transported. Clock #4 in the Almanus manuscript, from before 1485, had a minute dial and hand but I am not aware of many other examples. Thanks!
 

zedric

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I believe that one or two of the earlier lantern clocks made in England had minute hands, and these were as portable as they came at the time. There would be photon in George Whites lantern clock book.
 

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