In this room
The museum shop is located in this room. See if you don't want to buy an inexpensive sweetheart. 100% of the net profit is used for museum work!
Also in this room you will find objects that are definitely worth mentioning. For example, there is an "eye-turning clock" behind them. Not particularly museum-like for a watch from the 1960s, but look at the man in the portrait. It is the Count of Novilara Baldassare Castiglione (born December 6, 1478 in Casatico near Mantua, † February 7, 1529 in Toledo, Spain). Castiglione thought women were perfect creatures, with the same intellectual abilities as men. In the times of the Renaissance, when women were considered inferior, even as “half a child” and “great animal” (Martin Luther), this was not a generally valid position.
Ask the museum attendant to show them the clock.
This clock was made by the student company "Timerecey" of the TGSBBZ Saarlouis in the school year 2018/19. Particular emphasis was placed on recycling.
The quartz movement has a 'creeping second' (Seconde trotteuse) in contrast to the 'jumping second' (Seconde morte).
“We make decorative clocks from recycled bicycle and wheelchair rims - and these are handmade by ourselves and in our school. When we came up with the idea for our product, it was important to us that we don't want to mass-produce, but that each piece is unique. So every watch has its own design with a touch of retro. "
In the showcase behind you on the right you will find an "energy saving clock". It has two copper-zinc cells that run on salt water. However, it is a simple form of battery.
The time clock
The time clock was used to record the working hours of employees. An individual card is inserted into the opening provided when entering and leaving the workplace and the time is printed on it with a lever (numbers on ribbon). By turning a crank, the time can be printed in the appropriate column (morning, afternoon - coming or going - interruption, beginning, end). Today, visitors to the Saarland Watch Museum can use it to stamp the time on their admission ticket.