Wednesday, 03 Nov, 2010 Technology
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Pocket Watch Survived 300 Years Underwater

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A one-of-a-kind pocket watch, about 300-year-old, was found by a diver off the coast of Scotland. The timepiece was hidden amidst a 1653 shipwreck.

The diver handed over the pocket watch to the National Museum of Scotland. After about 300 years spent underwater, the pocket watch looks like a rusty shell. Yet, the latest technique, X-ray computed tomography, allowed the researchers to discover some amazing details about the timepiece.

The most surprising thing about the old pocket watch is its mechanism that turned out to be nicely preserved inside the corroded body.

READ MORE AT WATCHES.INFONIAC.COM

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