Steampunk Necklace Pendant No.8 - Re-purposed Pre-1796 French Verge Fusee Watch Movement - FREE SHIPPING

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Steampunk Necklace Pendant No.8
2-sided (Movement side/Dial side) Pendant only - DOES NOT INCLUDE CHAIN

This pendant is 2.2" (56mm) tall (including bail) x 1.7" (44mm) wide x .5" thick (12mm) - and weighs 1.1 ounce (33 grams)

Made from a re-purposed 18th century French (possibly Swiss/no maker marks) Verge Fusee pocket watch main plate and components with the original dial and 18kt gold hands. This a Pre-1796 Verge Fusee Pocket Watch movement and original dial that is likely French (perhaps Swiss and perhaps as old as 1770). Nothing is known or certain about the original maker of this watch, but the movement had four service marks, including - Thomas Davids 1796, - Francis Hood 1800 (possibly 1806), - W. Roberts Feb. 17, 1819, and - B.C. H…(not complete/illegible) 1868 (See Pictures of service marked movement parts).

This is an original antique that is ornately hand carved and hand pierced Verge Fusee pocket watch main-plate with balance cock, advance/retard stem and plate, and all original components. After acquiring this piece, I fully disassemble the watch and down to the individual components - then I mount it onto my lathe to spin the brass plate and parts to etch a circular pattern to the flat and carved parts that leaves a pattern that bounces the light off of the otherwise (fairly) dull 220+ 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 epoxy resin mounted to a 1/8" thick acrylic disc that has been cut out to fit the antique 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 original to this movement plate, as is the hands. The center stem and gear have been mounted under the dial and the solid 18k gold hands were re-attached. There is one large 13 Swarovski crystal rhinestones in place of the winding stem and the whole thing epoxy top coated as well.

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