Steampunk Necklace Pendant No.5 - Re-purposed 1856 Lever Fusee Watch Movement - FREE SHIPPING

  • $ 179.00

Steampunk Necklace Pendant No.5
2-sided (Movement side/Dial side) Pendant only - DOES NOT INCLUDE CHAIN

This pendant is 2.35" (55mm) tall (including bail) x 1.85" (43mm) wide x .31" thick (8mm) - and weighs 1.3 ounce (38 grams)

Made from a re-purposed 1856 Verge Fusee pocket watch main plate and components that was fabricated by Fredrick William Beazley of London, England. Date acquired from other works by this watchmaker that are date and serial number verified.

This is an original antique Lever Fusee pocket watch main-plate with ornately hand-carved balance cock and all original components intact. After acquiring this piece, I fully disassemble the watch and down to the individual components - then I ink in the type and mount it on my lathe to spin the brass parts and etch a circular pattern to the flat and carved parts that leaves a pattern that bounces the light off of the otherwise (fairly) dull 163 year old brass. I also polish up the balance cock (ornate pierced piece on top that covers the balance wheel) and and the steel balance wheel. I drill out the holes where pillars and assembly pins are now missing, and add Swarovski crystals to the holes before re-assembling and coating the finished piece with smooth and clear epoxy resin, which preserves the shine and beauty and eliminates the chance of clothes and hair from snagging in the pendant.

This Lever Fusee main plate is mounted to the original brass dial mount and the antique gold plated bail is cut into this housing and epoxy glued into the cut out - thus the bail is a secure and permanent part of the pendant that will never come undone.
The original dial, with matching movement/dial serial numbers, has 14 Swarovski crystal rhinestones mounted around the perimeter, and has an antique balance wheel, and various steel and brass drive/winding gears mounted to the surface for the Steampunk look. The dial is top coated in a smooth and clear epoxy resin for long life finish.

The dial and movement are bonded together with industrial 2 part epoxy resin and the outer rim of the dial housing is sanded smooth and polished to a bright finish.

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