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Title Fred Kelly's Wristwatch
Date 10/04/1946
Collection Fred Kelly Collection
Object Name Wristwatch
Catalog Number 1987.60.1
Description Swiss-made wristwatch with copper-colored (gold-plated?) round metal case and brown calfskin leather straps. Watch face is copper-colored with white numbers and manufacturer information: "DOXA / Shock-Resistant / Antimagnetic." Plastic cover for watch face is yellowed and has detached from the watch. On back is engraved: "Fred W. Kelly from Pilots of Western Air Lines / 10-4-'46 / 804716"
Artist/Maker DOXA Watches
Provenance Gift to Fred Kelly by the pilots of Western Airlines to commemorate Western's 20th anniversary year. Fred Kelly was one of Western's four original pilots, called the "Four Horsemen," hired by Western Air Express in 1926.
People Kelly, Frederick Warren, 1881-1974
Search Terms Western Airlines
Subjects Clocks & watches
Airline pilots
Credit line Gift of Fred W. Kelly to Western Airlines