Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Style Drop Spindle No.147 - Circa 1890 Confucius (Swiss) - Free Shipping (US)

  • $ 120.00

Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.147:

Rare Find: Circa 1890 (Made in Switzerland) "Confucius" Pocket Watch Dial embellished with antique watch wheels, gears, and Swarovski Crystals mounted in a Nickel Plated Bezel - Jewelry Style Finished Bottom Side of Whorl - 2" Acrylic Whorl and a Metallic Teal Steel Shaft

Weight: 1.0 ounce (30 grams), Whorl: Acrylic .26” x 2” (6.6mm x 51mm)
Shaft: 3/32” dia. in Metallic Teal x Overall Length: 8.75” (22.2cm)

This STEAMPUNK Drop Spindle design stems from the use of a rare find; a stunningly beautiful Swiss Made "Confucius" Labelled white porcelain with vivid-aqua foil back enamel bubble hour markers - Circa 1890. The dial is embellished with a large balance wheel, escapement wheel, polished steel winding gear, and Swarovski Siam AB Crystal and is mounted inside of a nickel-plated etched bezel - which is filled with epoxy resin to give the appearance of a watch crystal. The dial and bezel are mounted to a 2" diameter acrylic whorl and edge milled to a smooth surface. On the bottom side of the whorl, a large silver plated alloy bead cap is mounted around the shaft - along with various silver plated alloy findings and 6 Swarovski Aquamarine AB crystal rhinestones.

The WHORL is made from a laser cut acrylic disc that I've edge milled and polished to soften the edges. The shaft is made from high carbon (spring) steel with a forged hook that has a 2-part powder coat paint finish applied for a beautiful look and feel. .
This is a wonderful light and rim weighted spindle that spins great.

HISTORY: These watches were manufactured in Switzerland with Gimmicky and exotic names and were produced mainly as export items to the US Market. Most of these watches were average to poor grade watches and most did not survive - as was the case for the movement that was paired with this dial.

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