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Pocket Watch for Blind People

The SEIKOSHA, a size 19 pocket watch developed for the visually impaired. The user reads the time by opening the front lid with the pushbutton and passing his or her fingertips over the hands and projections on the dial.

Name Pocket Watch for Blind People
Time/Period 1939
Additional information Soldiers who lost their eyesight during the war were honored as “blind warriors” and granted this pocket watch by the Empress. Award ceremonies were held on at least seven occasions up to the year 1944. By the current estimate, about 20 soldiers were honored in each ceremony.