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Mens Wedding Set - Steampunk Cuff Links Tie Pin - SOLDERED Watch Movement Cuff Links Mechanical 17 Jewel - Wedding Party Everyday Awesome

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Mens Steampunk Wedding Set Cuff Links Tie Pin Tack Watch Movement Cuff Links Mechanical 17 Jewel Hamilton Wedding Party Holiday Valentine Everyday Awesome by Compass Rose Design

Classy steampunk cufflinks made from a matched pair of vintage Hamilton mechanical watch movements soldered to silver plated cuff links for looking sharp. Each watch movement has 17 jewel bearings, and is more than 75 years old, having done its duty as a working watch - the exposed gears are intricate and fascinating. The tie pin is made with a Hamilton watch movement, also with 17 jewel bearings. These are sturdy SILVER SOLDERED cufflinks - NOT glued like most of the others watch cufflinks you will see - I use a two step silver soldering method to preserve the quality and integrity of the watch without applying direct flame like the torch soldering, so there is less burnt metal for a cleaner solder. Made to last. It takes me about 400-500 watches to get matched sets of rust free, complete mechanisms.

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 An emblem of a past era of craftsmanship, these mechanical watches have real or synthetic jewel bearings, originally made with ruby, garnet, diamond, and sapphire.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

MEASUREMENTS & MATERIALS:
* This is a SOLDERED set, not glued.
* The watch movements are about .5/8" long and 1/2" wide (15mm x 10mm).
* The fourth image shows a late Victorian/ Edwardian photograph with an assortment of the types of mechanical watches I use in the collection.

* All items come in a gift box.

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.

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!
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Creek Van Houten
Johnny Van Houten

Mens Wedding Set - Steampunk Cuff Links Tie Pin - SOLDERED Watch Movement Cuff Links Mechanical 17 Jewel - Wedding Party Everyday Awesome

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage watch movement, cuff links, cufflinks, steampunk cufflinks, cogs and gears, ruby bearings, watch cufflinks, watch cuff links, watch movement, antique mechanical watch, silver, solder soldered, 17 jewel
  • Feedback: 768 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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