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What you describe is/was 'excelsior' packing material,i would guess in that time frame it was like a shredded wood
string type substance... trying to think of the name of it....
could have been paper, but certainly NOT those
*(&^&*^ packing peanuts used today
Here's a Swatch watch model called Chandelier in it's wooden box with sliding top and wooden excelsior packing material, similar to what was used in the past. The watch rests on a glass tray and has Murano glass beads attached to the watchWhat you describe is/was 'excelsior' packing material,
made both of wood and of paper.