1847 - William Makepeace Thackeray
"As for "tickers", (…) her apartments were alive with their clicking. Tor, happening to mention one night that hers, (…) went ill, on the very next morning there came to her a little bijou marked Leroy (…) and another signed Breguet, which was covered with pearls (...)."
William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity Fair, 1847-1848
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) was an English novelist and satirist whose reputation rests chiefly on Vanity Fair (1847-1848), a novel describing English society during the Napoleonic Wars.