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Men's steampunk tie clip men's accessory tie clip with vintage 7 jewel mechanical watch movement with 2 adjustments - a rather fancy antique mechanical wristwatch given new purpose!
MEASUREMENTS & MATERIALS:
The watch movement has exposed clockwork with 7 jewel bearings and has an eye-catching combination of antiqued silver, chrome and gold. This watch will not tell you the time, as it is more than 50 years old and is now in the upcycled phase of its life. I choose the highest quality movements with stunning detail and contrasting metal elements from estate sales, flea markets and watch makers workshops and great aunts' attics .The tie pin is 2" long and 1/4" wide. The watch movement is about 1" long. See photos for details.
ABOUT THE DESIGN:
A great gift for your father, brother, husband, groomsman, colleague, or boy friend!
The Victorian era was a bridge between old traditions and new technologies. At the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert received the first mechanical keyless wind watches, making pocket watches and watch fobs popular for both men and women until the mid 20th century. While pocket watches had been worn for more than a century, wrist watches were introduced around 1900, called "wristlets" were introduced, in part because of the development of a more affordable jewel bearings production process, which made smaller, more accurate watches possible. Assumed to be a passing fad, wrist watches caught on and were most popular in the 1920s and 1930s, which is why most of the watches I work with are Art Deco from this period. An emblem of a past era of craftsmanship, these mechanical watches have real or synthetic jewel bearings, originally made with ruby, garnet, diamond, and sapphire. Many watches have the name of the watch maker, intricate tooling or design work, seen only when the watch was repaired, cleaned, and maintained. Celebrate analog!
A great gift for your father, brother, husband, groomsman, friend, colleague, or boyfriend!
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Compass Rose Design revives historic heirlooms into wearable art. Everything in our shop is handmade in our studio just north of San Francisco, California. Founder, Creek Van Houten, is a 3rd generation maker of recycled jewelry and art.
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ABOUT COMPASS ROSE DESIGN:
Compass Rose Design Jewelry is a tiny, woman-owned family business based just north of San Francisco, California. Founder, Creek Van Houten, is a 3rd generation maker of recycled jewelry and art.
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Steampunk Wedding Tie Clip Men's Steampunk Vintage Elgin Silver on Brass Jeweled Watch Movement Tie Clip Handmade by Compass Rose Design
- Handmade item
- Materials: watch movement, antique gears, tie pin, steampunk, watch parts, cogs and gears, mens jewellery, swiss watch, tie clip, 7 jewel
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- Ships worldwide from United States