Steampunk Necklace Pendant No.14 - Re-purposed 1700's Pocket Watch Movement - FREE SHIPPING

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Steampunk Necklace Pendant No.14 
2-sided (Movement side/Dial side) Pendant only - DOES NOT INCLUDE CHAIN

This pendant is 2.2" (56mm) tall (including bail) x 1.75" (43mm) wide x .5" thick (13mm) - and weighs 1.4 ounce (30 grams)

Made from a re-purposed early 18th century Verge Fusee pocket watch main plate (and components) and original dial on back side that was fabricated by Markwick, Marham and Company of London, England - Circa 1730-1735.

This is an original antique that is ornately hand carved and hand pierced Verge Fusee pocket watch main-plate with balance cock, advance/retard wheel and all original components. 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 285+ year old brass. I also polish up the balance cock (ornate pierced piece on top that covers the balance wheel) and add a thin polished and colored alloy plate beneath it to add depth to the ornate piece. I drill out the holes where pillars and 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.

The Verge Fusee main plate and dial (reverse side) are mounted to a 1/8" thick acrylic disc that has been cut out to fit the gold plated bail inside - thus the bail is a secure and permanent part of the pendant that will never come undone.

The dial on the back side was acquired with the movement (from a watchmaker in Greece) and while it is period correct, Markwick, Marham & Co. primarily exported watches to the Turkish (Ottoman) market and many examples have old-world Arabic Style numbers. The original hands, winding gear, center shaft and re are 14 Swarovski crystal rhinestones adorn the dial and all are coated in two thick layers of epoxy resin.

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