Antique Timepiece Drop Spindle No.208 - Circa 1900 Swiss Wizard Watch Dial - Two Available - Free Shipping (US)
Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.208 - Circa 1900 "Wizard" (Didisheim Watch Co., Switzerland): LIMITED TIME OFFER - 10% OFF!
Two Identical Spindles Available - $160 ea.
Weight: 1.1 ounce (32 grams), Whorl: Acrylic .4” x 1.98” (10mm x 50mm)
Shaft: 3/32” dia. Metallic Champagne x Overall Length: 8.75” (22.2cm)
A rare find... even more rare is to find two identical dials to make two identical John Galen Timepiece Spindles!
Made from a total of 98 individual pieces, this Antique Timepiece (aka "STEAMPUNK") Drop Spindles design stems from the gorgeous "Wizard" labelled Gold Plated with an etched pattern, number cut-outs, and red color celluloid film with painted Arabic numerals laminated over a base layer of etched brass - and these are NOS (New Old Stock) dials that have sat in storage for 100+ years. The dials are embellished with an antique watch balance wheel, two small winding gears, two watch screws, and 13 Siam AB Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones - then coated in two thick layers of epoxy resin for a no snag and lovely long life finish. The whorl is made up of the finished dial, a 1/8" x 2" acrylic disc, and a large tarnished silver (plated) filigree pendant - all mounted to a champagne color steel shaft. Additional embellishments include 36 Siam AB and light Colorado Topaz color Swarovski and Preciosa crystal rhinestones on the top side, and 32 Siam and Siam AB crystals on the bottom side of the whorl - with 8 of them being large (size 30) crystals inside the pendant for an amazing shine that bounces light from every direction. The top and bottom sides of the whorl are finished off with antique brass plated findings and a tarnished silver plated bead cap. This is a wonderful medium weight spindle with good rim weight for really amazing spin.
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. All components are assembled with an industrial 2-part epoxy glue.
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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Material