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  • Place of origin:

    Japan (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1980-1982 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Polystyrene, polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Toy wristwatch for a child, made from various plastics. The strap is of blue polyethylene, or polypropylene, laminated with the same colour material in white, fastening with a polyethylene buckle. The face is of gold polystyrene and white polyethylene, with a transparent polyester cover. Upon the face is an image of an American space shuttle in orbit around the earth. The gold plastic hands can be turned with the dial on the side. There are no workings inside.

Place of Origin

Japan (manufactured)


1980-1982 (manufactured)


Unknown (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Polystyrene, polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene


Length: 16.5 cm total, Diameter: 2.5 cm face

Object history note

Part of the Edward Castle collection.

Descriptive line

Wristwatch, Space Shuttle; plastic, Japan, 1970-1979?


Polystyrene; Polyethylene; Polypropylene; Polyester


Injection moulding

Subjects depicted

Space shuttles


Clocks & Watches; Children & Childhood

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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