Antique Timepiece Drop Spindle No.202 - Circa 1920 Hebdomas-Swiss - Free Shipping (US)

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Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.202: 

WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: 1.1 oz. (34g), WHORL: 1.96” (50mm) diameter, SHAFT: .104" (2.7mm) dia. x 8" (20.3cm) length in Champagne

- Made from 37 individual pieces, this unique Timepiece Drop Spindle spindle is made from a semi-rare Circa 1920 Swiss Made pocket watch winding barrel - originally made by the Hebdomas Watch Company. The winding barrel has been surface polished and coated in epoxy resin to preserve the finish and keep the beautiful design from damage and it is mounted to a 2" diameter x 1/8" thick acrylic disc - along with a rainbow ion plated stainless steel pendant and a large clock gear on bottom to make up the whorl. Additionally, there are 24 Peacock Greeen Preciosa (Czech) Crystal Rhinestones mounted around the winding barrel, and a number of gold and silver plated/tone findings around the shaft. The shaft is made from spring steel with a heat forged hook and is colored with a 2-coat hi-temperature powder-coat paint, and all parts are mounted with industrial 2-part epoxy..

HISTORY: The name Hebdomas recalls the festivities of Ebdomee, held in Sparta, Croton and Mileto, which celebrated the birth of Apollo on the seventh day of the month. HEBDOMAS is one of the greatest and oldest Swiss watch brands, which started its activities in 1888 in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), the birth place of many famous Swiss brands. The HEBDOMAS 8 day watch was first made at the turn of the century and has continued steadily its production, with minor variation, ever since. The outstanding feature is the unusual large mainspring barrel which occupies the rear of the movement. Hebdomas received many rewards and medals for their innovative creations - in Geneva 1896, Paris 1900, Chicago 1902, Milan 1906, Bruxelles 1910, Berne 1914 - which are inscribed many of the winding barrels.

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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.