Waltham Etched Silver Antique Pocket Watch, Turquoise & Topaz Crystals Floral Cuff Bracelet - $225.00
If you are searching for an accessory that will literally take peoples' breath away, that is as unique as it is captivating, then you have stumbled upon just such a piece of handmade jewelry. This spectacular design begins with a gorgeous and compelling antique Waltham pocket watch mechanism. This is an authentic American made pocket watch that, in its diminuitive size, was sold exclusively as a woman's timepiece.
Once removed from its original pocket watch case, one can truly begin to grasp the level of craftsmanship that went into each and every watch piece created in that era at the turn of the last century, making this example more than 100 years old. As you peruse the various aspects of this tiny machine, you can fully appreciate the detailed etchings
that adorn the surface. These designs were all executed by hand by expert craftsman.
One's eye easily drifts from the intricate etchings to the ornate flourishes found on the small balance cock, complete with the "F" and "S" that indicate where to increase or decrease the speed of the mechanism. Beneath the balance cock rests the balance wheel, with small prongs protruding from the circumference that serve to increase the weight of the wheel, and can be added or removed at will to produce the desired balance.
Peering within, there are a number of brass gears of various sizes and shapes, all of which served to drive the small engine of this remarkable timepiece. Of course the name "Waltham" appears proudly at the top so that there is no mistaking the origins of this extraordinary creation.
To contrast the gleaming silver color, a turquoise and topaz faceted Swarovski crystal has been added to the two large silver gears, though the colors can be modified upon your request, though these two colors seem particularly riveting. This amazing watch movement, now revealed for the world's appreciation, has been soldered to a silver fleur-de-lis setting which has also been soldered to an ornately etched cuff bracelet. The combination of silver timepiece, crystals, fleur-de-lis setting and etched silver cuff make for an utterly enthralling presentation.
** This bracelet features a turquoise and topaz crystals,
though a wide variety of other colors can be selected. Please
contact us regarding any custom requests for this item. **
This cuff measures approximately 5-7/8 inches (15cm) in length and 1-1/8 inches
(28mm) in width and is fully adjustable, while the
fleur-de-lis setting measures approximately 1-5/8 inches (43mm) in