Repeater Pocket Watch

The inscription engraved inside the cover of this Tiffany and Company pocket watch reads "From your devoted friend Pembroke Jones." Jones was a wealthy Southern merchant and financier who Henry met in Wilmington, North Carolina in the 1890s. The two men became close friends, sharing a common interest in sailing. The case of the watch, made of red gold, is decorated with Henry's initials in white and yellow gold. It would have been worn on a chain like the one threaded through Henry's waistcoat button-hole. In 1922, three years after Jones died, his widow, Sadie, married Henry.

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