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Nuremberg egg

noun, Horology.
1.
an egg-shaped watch of the 16th century: one of the earliest watches.
Origin of Nuremberg egg
1955-1960
First recorded in 1955-60
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  • Beside the rouge pot is a Nuremberg egg watch, quietly ticking in its crystal case.

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