Story: Timekeeping

Miss Ryan and her wristwatch

Miss Ryan and her wristwatch

By the early 1900s wristwatches, often imported from the United States, were becoming increasingly common in New Zealand. This stylish Auckland woman, posing for the photographer in 1909, made sure the watch on her wrist would impress.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero
Reference: 31-56125
Photograph by Herman John Schmidt

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Timekeeping - Time and society, 1870s–1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6699/miss-ryan-and-her-wristwatch (accessed 25 August 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006