Steampunk Necklace Pendant No.14 - Re-purposed 1700's Pocket Watch Movement - FREE SHIPPING
Steampunk Necklace Pendant No.12
2-sided (Movement side/Dial side) Pendant only - DOES NOT INCLUDE CHAIN
This pendant is 2.18" (55mm) tall (including bail) x 1.73" (44mm) wide x .5" thick (13mm) - and weighs 1.4 ounce (41 grams)
Made from an 18th Century (1730 to 1735) Markwick, Marham & Company of London, England Verge Fusee pocket watch movement main plate and components on one side and the original white porcelain dial embellished with Swarovski crystals, original watch gears, and original hands on the reverse side.
This is a rare and beautifully handmade Verge Fusee watch plate with hand carved and pierced features and all original components kept intact. After acquiring this piece, I fully disassemble the watch and down to the individual components - then I ink in the type and design 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 +/-290 YEAR OLD brass parts. 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 now only 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.
HISTORY: Markwick, Marham & Co., London (Serial No. 1845 - Circa 1730 to 1735)
James Markwick was trained and became a watchmaker free of the Clockmakers Company in 1692, and died in 1730. His partner from 1725 was his son-in-law Robert Markham, who used the name Markwick Markham after 1730. Markwick, Markham and Company primarily made watches for export to Turkish (Ottoman) markets and samples of these watches can be found dating from around 1730 through the early 1800’s. A similar Verge Fusee watch with a verified date of 1731 was located with a serial number of 1835. The dial was received with the movement, and although it is correct for this piece, it cannot be verified as original
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- Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.