Steampunk Necklace Pendant No.7 - Re-purposed 1890 - 1910 Swiss Pocket Watch Movement - FREE SHIPPING

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Steampunk Necklace Pendant No.7
2-sided (Movement side/Dial side) Pendant only - DOES NOT INCLUDE CHAIN

This pendant is a large 2.5"/62mm (including bail) tall x 12" (50mm) wide x .4" thick (10mm) - and weighs 1.3 ounce (37 grams)

Made from a re-purposed made in Switzerland (Swiss Fake) by the Continental Watch Company for A.C. Becken Company of Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The Marvin Watch Co. "U.P.Flyer" is also known as a "Swiss Fake," which is akin to fake Rolex watches of today.
The Continental Watch Company was a name used by the A.C. Becken Company of Chicago in the late 19th/early 20th century, which sold their Swiss made imitation of high-grade American watch movements. These appeared under many names such as the Marvin Watch Company (who really made these in Switzerland) and many fake American-sounding names and attempted to tap into the market for high grade US Made Railroad Watches (which had nothing to do with trains on the dial or case :-). These watches were typically poor quality, having fake (colored glass) “ruby jewels”, adjuster stems that did nothing, and even serial numbers that matched throughout a myriad of different types and styles of "Marvin Watch Co. pocket watches. Even the name stamped on these watches were an attempt to fool with type that made it look suspiciously similar to "Marion Watch Company" which had a brief run in American Watch Making history (1872 to 1874). Fascinating watches!

This original antique pocket watch main-plate with ornately carved balance cock and Damascening design has all of its original components intact. After acquiring this piece, I fully disassemble the watch and down to the individual components, cleaned it up, inked in the type and re-assembled it - then coated 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.. Other than polishing certain components and painstakingly gluing the parts back together, this watch plate/now pendant is predominately in its original shape.

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

The is original to this movement. There are 38 crystal AB and Siam AB Iridescent Swarovski crystal rhinestones around the dial and in center, a pair of (non-original) hands, and a gold escapement wheel, a polished winding gear, and a ruby watch jewel mounted to the surface of the porcelain dial - then it is top coated with a smooth and clear epoxy resin that will preserve this beautiful piece for decades to come.

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