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Steampunk Tie Tack - Mechanical Watch Movement - SOLDERED Mechanical Watch Tie Pin - Wedding Anniversary Everyday

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Antique Wedding Tie Tack Men's Steampunk Vintage Mechanical Watch Movement Watch Tie Pin Urban Modern Sophisticated by Compass Rose Design

Classy silver plate steampunk men's accessory tie pin with vintage Mimo watch movement. These antique mechanical watches are of significant value, but the high repair cost makes them artifacts for us to treasure and preserve. The watch movement has detailed exposed gears and jewel bearings - both sophisticated and industrial all at once!
(PLEASE NOTE THE EXAMPLE PHOTOS ARE OF A DIFFERENT WATCH - THIS LISTING IS FOR THE ITEM SHOWN IN THE FIRST PHOTO.)

A great gift for your father, brother, husband, groomsman, friend, colleague, or boyfriend!

MEASUREMENTS & MATERIALS:
* 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.
* The watch movement is approximately .75" in diameter.
* This piece is SOLDERED - not glued!
* I will include both a fancy chain-style backing as well as a regular simple backing, so this piece can be worn as a lapel pin or tie pin or really attached to anything that needs a touch of mechanical adornment.
* All items come in a gift box.

HISTORY OF THIS DESIGN:
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 An emblem of a past era of craftsmanship, these mechanical watches have real or synthetic jewel bearings, originally made with ruby, garnet, diamond, and sapphire.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 history!

Compass Rose Design revives historic heirlooms into wearable art. Everything in our shop is handmade in our studio just north of San Francisco, California.

SEE MORE:
See the entire Compass Rose Design Jewelry Collection:
http://www.compassrosedesign.etsy.com

Steampunk Necklaces:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CompassRoseDesign?section_id=7008013

Steampunk Earrings
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CompassRoseDesign?section_id=7015168

Steampunk Rings:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CompassRoseDesign?section_id=7390208

Victorian Style Necklaces:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CompassRoseDesign?section_id=6883252

Victorian Style Earrings:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CompassRoseDesign?section_id=6883254

Antique Button Rings:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CompassRoseDesign?section_id=6883257

Bracelets, Pins, Watches:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CompassRoseDesign?section_id=7758576

ORDERING WITH COMPASS ROSE DESIGN:
As artists of handcrafted goods, we stand by our work – but we go a step further with our no-hassle exchange/return policy. Please read our shop policies for all the details if you have questions BEFORE purchase. Contact us with any questions or if you’d like priority shipping or insurance, as these are not included with regular shipping prices. Remember there is sometimes natural variation in hues or loving wear that accompanies the genuine antique items we work with. Thank you for supporting handmade!

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.

All designs, text, & photos copyright © Compass Rose Design Jewelry.
http://www.compassrosedesign.etsy.com
Consignment and Wholesale available - just ask!
Convo me with any questions :)
Creek Van Houten
Johnny Van Houten

Steampunk Tie Tack - Mechanical Watch Movement - SOLDERED Mechanical Watch Tie Pin - Wedding Anniversary Everyday

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: antique mechanical watch, vintage watch, mechanical watch movement, jeweled watch mechanism, silver, silver plated cufflinks, chrome, gold, rubies, steampunk cuff links
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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