Vintage Timepiece (Steampunk) Drop Spindle No.179 - Circa 1950 Swiss Carlton (Luminous) Dial - Free Shipping (US)

  • $ 115.00

Vintage Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No. 179:

BRIEFLY: Made from a total of 46 individual pieces, this is a Circa 1950, Swiss Made, Luminous (NON-RADIOACTIVE) Carlton Shock-Proof Pocket Watch Dial that's Embellished with Antique and Vintage Authentic Watch Parts, 12 Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones, an Acrylic Disc and Large Brass Clock Gear Whorl, S. Steel and Silver and Gold Plated Findings - all mounted to a Metallic Emerald Green Steel Shaft.

Weight: 1.1 ounce (32 grams), Whorl: Acrylic .26” x 2” (6.6mm x 51mm)
Shaft: 3/32” dia. x Overall Length of 8.75” (22.2cm)

This STEAMPUNK Drop Spindle design stems from the use of a luminous, circa 1950, made in Switzerland, "Carlton" Shock-Proof pocket watch dial that has been specially prepared and a variety of authentic vintage and antique (authentic) watch parts, including winding gears, drive wheels, screws, and 12 Swarovski crystal rhinestones added before coating the surface in a thick layer of clear epoxy resin top coat. The dial is mounted to a 2" x 1/8" thick acrylic disc whorl and all components, including a 1.75" polished brass clock gear, a stainless steel taper spring, and silver and gold plated findings are mounted to the metallic emerald green steel shaft with industrial 2-part epoxy glue.

NOTE: This dial is luminous, but it is NOT MADE WITH RADIUM (radioactive paint) and has been tested in my shop with Geiger/Nuclear Radiation Detector.

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 lighter/rim weighted spindle that has an amazing spin.

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