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- Sep 2021
Thirty years later again it was the gold double watch-chain which was the symbol of the successful Lib-Lab trade union leader; and for fifty years of disciplined servitude to work, the enlightened employer gave to his employee an engraved gold watch. I
Lib-Lab : a member of the British Liberal party in the late 19th century belonging to or supporting the trade-union movement
Talking about the 1820s. Early origins of giving watches to long time employees.