Steampunk Necklace Pendant No.12 - Re-purposed 1882 P.S. Bartlett US Made Timepiece - FREE SHIPPING

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Steampunk Necklace Pendant No.12
2-sided (Movement side/Dial side) Pendant only - DOES NOT INCLUDE CHAIN

This pendant is 2.3" (58mm) tall (including bail) x 1.85" (43mm) wide x .37" thick (9mm) - and weighs 1.3 ounce (38 grams)

Made from a re-purposed 1882 P.S. Bartlett laberlled American Watch Company pocket watch complete movement main plate and components on one side and the original (embellished with its own watch parts) white porcelain dial on the reverse side. Date acquired from pocket watch (online) serial number database.

This is an original Model 1879 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 137 year old brass. I also polish up the balance cock (ornate pierced piece on top that covers the balance wheel) and the steel balance wheel. I drill out the holes where the winding gear stem and other mounting pieces are now missing (since this is one half of the watch), 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.

P.S. Bartlett - American Watch Company 1882:
One of the early employees of the Boston Watch Company, a precursor to the Waltham Company, was a man named Patten Sargeant Bartlett. Bartlett’s family was one of the oldest and most famous puritan families in Massachusetts, whose great uncle, Josiah Bartlett, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.This Pocket watch is a Model 1879 with a production run of 500 watches made between April and September of 1882 - made by the American Watch Company, which after several name changes, settled on the Waltham watch Company in 1907 and operated until 1957 - producing more than 35 million watches
over its 105 year lifespan

The original dial is embellsihed with gears and components from this watch and Several Swarovski crystal rhinestones are added to add a bit of shine to the piece - it, and the movement are bonded to a 1/16" acrylic disc in center with the bail recessed into the acrylic - thus becoming permanently affixed to the pendant. All parts are secured with industrial 2 part epoxy resin and the whole thing 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.