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Engraved Black Mechanical Pocket Watch with Pocket Watch Chain - Groom - Best Men - Father of the Bride - Groomsmen Gifts - Item MPW152

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Like a perfect estate find this fine engraved black antique style roman mechanical pocket watch has precision engineered mechanical jeweled movement, see-through front and rear case to allow viewing of the entire movement and back and forth rotation of the balance wheel as the watch runs.

Top cover flips open with the press of the winding button to view the black face dial with silver roman numerals. This is a mechanical style watch that keeps accurate time and will need to be wound but does not require batteries. Pocket watch measures 1.75 inches. I have made the watch chain 14" including the clip and hook. Multiples available, contact for quantity special order listing.

FEATURES - Item MPW152
High precise hand-winding mechanical pocket watch
Elegant antique style * The perfect gift * Steampunk * Groomsmen Gifts
Beautiful embossing on the front and back of the black enamel steel case
Available with necklace chain ($4-$6 depending on the chain chosen). Convo with desired length.
If you don't see the quantity you need contact us we will make you a quantity listing.
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Here is a link to this watch as a necklace:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/88566130/victorian-steampunk-pocket-watch

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Packaged in black satin pouch, black jewelry box with gold ribbon and winding instructions.
Last picture shows example of packaging.

You can see more of the Art Inspired Gifts collection at:
http://www.artinspiredgifts.etsy.com

Setting the time
You will need to grasp the crown (button at the top) tightly and pull gently. 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) clockwise approximately 20 turns. Stop if you feel resistance. The mainspring is made to wind up all the way once a day. Once you finish winding the watch you will need to rock the watch back and forth to activate it. This watch runs on kinetic energy and movement is part of what keeps it working. Most watches will run 26-30 hours on a full winding, but there can be exceptions.

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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.
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USPS SHIPPING METHOD & Delivery Times
Shipped from USA
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US expected delivery time (Business Days)
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* First Class Mail 2-5 Days
* Priority Mail 1-3 Days
* Priority Express 1-2 Days

International expected delivery time (Business Days)
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* 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.
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* 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.
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* 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.

Engraved Black Mechanical Pocket Watch with Pocket Watch Chain - Groom - Best Men - Father of the Bride - Groomsmen Gifts - Item MPW152


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: pocket watch, mechanical pocket watch, black metal case, black curb chain
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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