Lincoln's Secret Watch Inscription  0 Comments


Some weeks ago, it was widely reported a secret inscription was found in Lincoln's pocket watch by his watchmaker making a comment about the start of the civil war.
It made me wonder if inscriptions by watchmakers back then are a norm but I suspect not as its not commonly seen on old antique pocket watches. If it was not, then how would Lincoln reacted if he discovered the inscription? Would he treat it as a vandalisation of his precious timepiece?
Then it struck me, what if a watchmaker had some US President's watch in his hands and inscribed it "Sept 11 - Twin Towers attacked and destroyed". I somehow doubt that the secret inscription will be welcomed despite the good intentions. I wonder whether any of the living US ex-presidents will be sending their expensive luxury watches for a check to make sure if there had been any secret inscriptions made on them.



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