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Oignon (watch)

A style of watch made in France in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, with a bulbous onion-like shape. This style of watch was regarded as "popular" in France at that time. Most oignon watches featured a chased brass case, very occasionally in silver and only very rarely in gold. In later centuries, oignon became a familiar and ironic term to describe a thick, bulky watch.