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Time is free, but being late will cost you. Ensure your on-schedule arrival with a Brass Magnifying Skeleton Pocket Watch with watch chain parked purposefully in your pocket or briefcase.

Up until the early 20th century, pocket watches were a part of everyday attire and still today you can make statement of timeless style. Even in situations where a wristwatch is acceptable, the pocket watch is great for that added bit of class. When you can’t read the train schedule, play bill or downtown map and you’ve forgotten your spectacles, just open the watch case window and broaden your horizons!

Fashioned with an antique brass finish, the case features a floral leaf design on the back and braided rope design encircles the magnifying glass cover. The watch measures 50mm or 2" and is 12mm thick. I have made the watch chain 15" including the clip and hook with antique brass curb chain.

**** We are ENGRAVERS ****
Have us personalize the back view window of this pocket watch with 1 to 3 lines of engraving (12 character limit including spaces).

Features: Item MPW251
* High precise Hand-winding mechanical pocket watch
* Elegant antique style bronze components with Magnifying glass cover
* White dial face with copper Roman numerals display
* Classical see-through golden mechanical movement
* Beautiful engraving case back with mineral glass window
* Watch measures 50mm or 2" and is 12mm thick.
* Watch chain is antique brass curb chain and measures 14" including the clip and hook.
* Keeps accurate time
* Weight - 3.25 oz (pocket watch and chain)
* Multiples available in shop and upon request. See policy page for quantity discounts.
* Packaged in a black satin pouch with black jewelry box and gold ribbon.
* Satisfaction Guaranteed * One year warranty * Repair services available

Custom engraving service for pocket watches with a 1 inch back view window
We only offer a limited number of fonts (fonts offered will be the easiest to read in the small 1" space).
** Engraving will be centered on the back of pocket watch. **
If you have a special request please contact us before you order so we can let you know what options we can offer.
Contact us if you are interested in a symbol with a word option. Engraved (personalized) items are non refundable unless their is a defect or shipping damage issue.

Engraving Options Details:
$15 - 1 line, maximum 12 character including spaces, Examples (Initials, Date, Name)
$18 - 2 lines, maximum 12 characters per line including spaces
$20 - 3 lines, maximum 12 characters per line including spaces

Steps to make your engraving Order:
#1 Select a Engraving Option
#2 Select a Font Option
#3 Leave a message with the Line by Line wording you want engraved in the Note to Seller box in your cart before checking out.
See examples below, make sure to include Upper and lower case letters the way you want them used in the engraving.

Example #1:
Line #1: RMN

Example #2
Line #1, MJW
Line #2, 07.15.2015

Example #3:
Line #1, We
Line #2, love you
Line #3, forever

** Engraving link **
The back glass view window of the watch case is perfect for engraving a personal message.
Use this link to view engraving service sold separately (for watches that are listed with engraving options with the watch listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/231156965/custom-engraving-service-for-pocket?ref=shop_home_feat_3

Setting the time
You will need to grasp the crown (button at the top) tightly and pull. When you hear a click you will be able to turn the crown/button to set the time. Once you have set the time you will need to press the button firmly back towards the watch until you feel or hear a click.

Winding your pocket watch
You may wind your watch fully every day of use. Turn the winding crown (same button you set the time with) approximately 15- 20 turns clockwise, stop when you can still see slight space between the coils and before you feel resistance. The mainspring is made to wind up all the way once a day. Most watches will run 26-30 hours on a full winding, but there can be exceptions.

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Frequently asked questions about ArtInspiredGifts

Engraving options and initial charms are solid separately. Please add the engraving services and charms to your cart with your watch order and leave a note in the message to seller box with your line by line engraving message while you are in your cart before checkout. Character limits and How to order engraving instructions can be found on the engraving service listing page.
Quantity Discount Codes: Enter code in shipping cart
$100+ receive 3% Off - Enter Code: 3OFF100
$200 + receive 5% Off - Enter Code: 5OFF200
$350+ receive 7% Off - Enter Code: 7OFF350
$500 + receive 10% Off - Enter Code: 10OFF500
Add Coupon Code in your cart before checking out.
Shipped from USA
US expected delivery time (Business Days)
* First Class Mail 2-5 Days
* Priority Mail 1-3 Days
* Priority Express 1-2 Days

International expected delivery time (Business Days)
* First Class Mail averages 8-12 bus days but it can vary 10-25 Days depending on location.
* Priority Mail 6-10 Days
* Priority Express Mail 3-5 Days
* We ship daily from our listed items (Monday thru Saturday) except holidays.
* All packages are shipped by USPS.
* Shipping options will be available in your cart.
* Multiple item shipping discount calculated by weight and shipping method.
* The address you provide is automatically entered onto the shipping label.
* All packages are insured for loss or damage.
* Signature Confirmation is included with orders over $150.
Quantity and special orders are welcome!
* We ship daily Mon - Sat (except Holidays).
* ONE YEAR WARRANTY on all items.
* We are engravers, engraving services listing sold separately.
* We do watch repair on our watches only.
* All items are shipped Gift Boxed.
* Find shipping speed options in your Shop Cart.
* Multiple item shipping discount calculated by weight and shipping method.
* Please contact us if you need to return an item.
All items are shipped in a Gift Box:
* Pocket watch: Black silk pouch, black gift box, gold silk ribbon, winding instructions.
* Wrist watch: Watch protective sleeve, wrapped in black tissue, black gift box, gold silk ribbon, winding instructions. See pictures in listings.
* Jewelry: Sealed bag to prevent tarnish, padded white jewelry box, blue organza ribbon.
* There are two reasons often given for this tradition. The first (and likely apocryphal) is that "IV" is a representation for "Ivpiter", or Jupiter, the supreme Roman god, and that people were afraid to invoke his name on timepieces.

The real reason is aesthetics: watchmakers want to keep an approximate vertical symmetry in symbol width, and "IIII" is at better parity with "VIII" than "IV".

As for "correctness" of IV versus IIII, Roman numerals weren't standardized until long after the ancient Romans. Use of forms like "IIII" and "IIX" (for 8) and "IC" (for 99) was fairly common and, at times, preferred. It's a m
Locate the mainspring. It is between the '10' and the face center on a pocket watch, and between the "1" and the face center on a wrist watch. When loose the coils are relaxed into their outer area. At about 10 twists you will still see space between the coils. At 15 or so twists when you can see slight space between the coils is fully wound. Stop before you feel resistance, to prevent the mainspring from becoming stuck in a tight knot at its center. You can try to loosen a tight coil by giving it several good shakes. Grasp the watch firmly (so as not to drop it) and 'snap' it several times. You can also try tapping the side of the watch on a thick note pad to free the tight coil and start the watch ticking again.

19th Century Pocket Watch, Brass Mechanical Magnifying, Pocket Watch Chain - Steampunk, Groomsmen - Item MPW251



  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Bronze
  • Secondary color: Copper
  • Occasion: Wedding
  • Materials: pocket watch, magnifying glass cover, mechanical watch movement, 17 jewel, 15 inch matching pocket watch chain, metal alloy, professional antique bronze finish, diamond rotary engraving services, black satin watch gift bag, black jewelry box, gold silk ribbon, watch operation instructions, Gift Boxed
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 4445 reviews
  • Favorited by: 240 people

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