Antique Timepiece Necklace Pendant No.23 - 2-Sided, Circa 1900, Swiss - FREE SHIPPING
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Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Necklace Pendant No.22
2-sided Re-Purposed Pocket Watch Winding Barrel and Gold Plated Floral Engraved Dial Pendant (DOES NOT INCLUDE CHAIN)
This pendant is 1.51" (38mm) Diameter x 1.88" (48mm) tall (including bail) x .29" thick (7.3mm) - and weighs 0.8 ounce (24 grams)
Made from a Circa 1890 Winding Barrel off of a Swiss Made Hebdomas 8-day Pocket Watch on one side, and a gold and silver plated dial with floral engraving, roman numerals, and embellished with antique watch parts and Swarovski crystals on the opposite side.
The Hebdomas winding barrel has had the spring removed, cleaned, recessed design and typed areas inked in, and spun on the lathe to add a 1,000 grit circular polished pattern so the light just bounces off of the surface. I have added a polished steel winding gear and and emerald green AB color Swarovski crystal to the center - then it is coated in epoxy resin for a long lasting finish. The back side is made from a circa 1920 silver and gold plated pocket watch dial with gold plated Arabic Numerals and floral etching - an antique balance wheel, a brass escapement wheel, a polished steel winding gear and 4 drive wheels and 14 with Opalescent and Ruby AB Swarovski crystals - all coated in epoxy resin.
The two halves are attached to an acrylic disc with epoxy glue and the bail is installed into a cut-out into the disc before gluing all pieces together with epoxy glue - so it is permanent. The epoxy resin top coat gives this pendant a smooth, easy to clean finish, and preserves the beauty of these pieces while eliminating the possibility of hair and clothing ever becoming snagged in the ornate pieces.
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 watches obtained many rewards and medals in Geneva 1896, Paris 1900, Chicago 1902, Milan 1906, Bruxelles 1910, Berne 1914.
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- Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.