Equipment, Ski – 2006.16.1

A “Longines” split-timing hand-held watch used by officials/volunteers at ski racing events in late 1950s. Volunteers/officials had to place the hand-timers inside their clothing to prevent mechanism from freezing.

Artifact Details

Date: 1958 circa
Type: Miscellaneous
Colour: dark purple
Material: Leather case & strap. Glass cover on timer, metal buttons on case
Measurements: 4.75 in x 3.75 in x 1.5 in
Markings: "Longines" & logo on front and back (exterior of case); "Longines" and logo inside hand-timer
Catalogue Number: 2006.16.1