ArtInspiredGifts

Custom Engraved Pocket Watches and Handmade Jewelry

Oroville, California
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Announcement    SALE 10% Off most items - Ends Dec 10th - Shop early Limited Stock
Premium Jewelry, Watches, Engraved Personalized Gifts ~ Gift Boxed
Fast shipping Monday thru Saturday with Tracking & Insurance, same or next day.
Worldwide Shipping See policy page for full details.

We personally ENGRAVE your order. Choose watch engraving options and font or add the watch or watches and the engraving service option to your cart and leave a message with the line by line engraving text. **See Engraving Service listing page for ** How to order engraving service.

SHIPPING TIME
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~ Ship Monday thru Saturday (Closed Sundays and Holidays)
~ Fast shipping same or next day
~ Orders with *ENGRAVING* service usually ship same or next business day, unless we are waiting for a response to a question about the engraving or for payment to clear.
~ We accept many forms of payments through Etsy.

USPS SHIPPING METHOD & Delivery Times
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US expected delivery time (Business Days)
* First Class Mail 2-5 Days
* Priority Mail 2-3 Days

International Service DISRUPTIONS: Alerts/report, March 8, 2022
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https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm
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*** International expected delivery times and details (Business Days) ***
* First Class Mail varies 10-25 Days depending on location. Averages 10-15 bus days.
* Priority Mail 6-10 Days
View prices and shipping options in your Shopping Cart.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS duties and fees
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Most International buyers will see VAT is paid with your order but International customers need to be aware that if VAT was not paid with your order your government randomly charges Customs Duties and Taxes that are not a part of the shipping cost. Customer is responsible for any Customs fees (these are not delivery fees) charged by your country. Please read our Policy Page (use link below to view policy page).

Shop Policy
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Here is link to our Shop Policy page for complete information and shop details: Payment - Shipping - Refund or Exchange - Customs Fees: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtInspiredGifts?ref=hdr_shop_menu&order=date_desc#policies

Special Services
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* We do watch repair on our watches only.
* We are engravers and offer engraving services to personalize your items.
* All watches come with a ONE YEAR WARRANTY

All items are shipped in a Gift Box:
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* 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 black jewelry box, gold silk ribbon.

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We are full time jewelry and watch craftsmen, artists and business owners working to bring you the best possible experience. We are here to help you, so if you have a questions or need our assistance contact us through our shop or email us and we will be glad to assist you with your order. Contact: artinspiredgifts @ yahoo.com.

Most items are available in multiples, contact us if you do not see the quantity you need and we will let you know if we can increase the quantity now or if that item can be made again and when we will be re-listing it.

++ IMPORTANT NOTICE ++
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We recommend ordering early as quantities are limited. International buyers need to check with your local postal service for more information on delivery timelines. ETSY venue give expected delivery dates which are usually close. Thank you!

ALERT: USPS can no longer accept or deliver international mail to several countries due to COVID-19 service impacts. See all countries with temporary service and guaranteed-delivery suspensions. https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm

Thank you!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 1, 2022

SALE 10% Off most items - Ends Dec 10th - Shop early Limited Stock
Premium Jewelry, Watches, Engraved Personalized Gifts ~ Gift Boxed
Fast shipping Monday thru Saturday with Tracking & Insurance, same or next day.
Worldwide Shipping See policy page for full details.

We personally ENGRAVE your order. Choose watch engraving options and font or add the watch or watches and the engraving service option to your cart and leave a message with the line by line engraving text. **See Engraving Service listing page for ** How to order engraving service.

SHIPPING TIME
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~ Ship Monday thru Saturday (Closed Sundays and Holidays)
~ Fast shipping same or next day
~ Orders with *ENGRAVING* service usually ship same or next business day, unless we are waiting for a response to a question about the engraving or for payment to clear.
~ We accept many forms of payments through Etsy.

USPS SHIPPING METHOD & Delivery Times
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
US expected delivery time (Business Days)
* First Class Mail 2-5 Days
* Priority Mail 2-3 Days

International Service DISRUPTIONS: Alerts/report, March 8, 2022
-----------------
https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm
------------------
*** International expected delivery times and details (Business Days) ***
* First Class Mail varies 10-25 Days depending on location. Averages 10-15 bus days.
* Priority Mail 6-10 Days
View prices and shipping options in your Shopping Cart.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS duties and fees
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Most International buyers will see VAT is paid with your order but International customers need to be aware that if VAT was not paid with your order your government randomly charges Customs Duties and Taxes that are not a part of the shipping cost. Customer is responsible for any Customs fees (these are not delivery fees) charged by your country. Please read our Policy Page (use link below to view policy page).

Shop Policy
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Here is link to our Shop Policy page for complete information and shop details: Payment - Shipping - Refund or Exchange - Customs Fees: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtInspiredGifts?ref=hdr_shop_menu&order=date_desc#policies

Special Services
*******************
* We do watch repair on our watches only.
* We are engravers and offer engraving services to personalize your items.
* All watches come with a ONE YEAR WARRANTY

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 black jewelry box, gold silk ribbon.

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We are full time jewelry and watch craftsmen, artists and business owners working to bring you the best possible experience. We are here to help you, so if you have a questions or need our assistance contact us through our shop or email us and we will be glad to assist you with your order. Contact: artinspiredgifts @ yahoo.com.

Most items are available in multiples, contact us if you do not see the quantity you need and we will let you know if we can increase the quantity now or if that item can be made again and when we will be re-listing it.

++ IMPORTANT NOTICE ++
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We recommend ordering early as quantities are limited. International buyers need to check with your local postal service for more information on delivery timelines. ETSY venue give expected delivery dates which are usually close. Thank you!

ALERT: USPS can no longer accept or deliver international mail to several countries due to COVID-19 service impacts. See all countries with temporary service and guaranteed-delivery suspensions. https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm

Thank you!

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About ArtInspiredGifts

Sales 27,914
On Etsy since 2009

Art Inspired Gifts ~ Our passion is to create Timeless Keepsakes!

At Art Inspired Gifts we strive to make beautiful, watches and jewelry using high quality components so each item will be a treasured keepsake.

We are full time Indie Artists and small business owners working to bring you the best possible experience. We are here to help you, so if you have a questions or need our assistance contact us through our shop conversation or email us and we will be glad to assist you with your needs. Contact: artinspiredgifts [!at] yahoo.com.

We handcraft our jewelry and watches using only the highest quality, beautiful and unique materials. These materials include new watch components, US and European leathers, our fused glass pieces, genuine gemstone, pearls, charms, gold filled, sterling silver, a variety of metal components, vintage collectible components and more.

We have been creating watches, jewelry and art in many different mediums all of our lives. We both studied creative art in college and have a constant need to create with our hands and learn new techniques. Camille's degree is in Business Administration with a minor in Creative Arts and Bill's many years as a master craftsmen of custom homes and commercial buildings and a major in Creative Arts in college work perfectly together to give us the constant creative drive to produce beautiful work and take care of our customers needs.

Camille has owned and operated both a wholesale jewelry design company & retail gift store (bridal registry, jewelry, collectibles and giftware). We only offer our products online now. As business owners, jewelry designers, watchmakers, engravers and fused glass artists we find great satisfaction from our customers love for our work. We love sharing and learning new creative arts and collecting rare materials for our work and enjoyment.

We live in the Northern California at the base of the Plumas National Forest. We love nature, collecting art, gems and minerals and have a large collection of unusual plant specimens; Japanese maples, dogwoods, evergreens, bonsai, iris.

Thank you to our children, family, friends and customers for encouraging our creative growth.

The creative arts are a big part of our lives and a labor of love.

We are happy you stopped by to see if any of our custom handmade jewelry, watches or artwork catches your heart. Let us know if we can help you with your shopping.

Enjoy and please visit again soon.

Shop members

  • Camille Williams

    Owner, Designer Creator Curator Photographer, Engraver Crafter And More

    Everyday is a day full of creativity, designing, creating watches and jewelry, engraving, working with customers, business operations and much more!

  • Bill Williams

    Owner, Designer Creator Shipping And Receiving, Craftsman Engraver

    I work with Camille on new designs and custom orders daily. We work as a team to ship our orders to customer quickly. Enjoy!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Art Inspired Gifts!
Looking for beautiful Jewelry, Wrist Watches, Timeless Pocket Watches, Watches, personally engraving service, Custom Groomsmen Gifts, Custom Leather Jewelry - bracelets or fused glass artwork, then stop and browse and we hope to excite your senses with our continually growing selection of handmade custom jewelry, watches and artisan creations.

Camille and Bill are full time craftsman, artists and small business owners working to bring you the best possible experience. We are here to help you, so if you have a questions or need our assistance contact us through our shop or e-mail us and we will be glad to assist you with your needs. Contact: artinspiredgifts [!at] ahoo.com or through our store messages on Etsy.

Enjoy your visit. We hope you will return often.
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Quantity and special orders are welcome!
* We ship daily Mon - Friday (except Holidays).
* ONE YEAR WARRANTY on all items.
* We are professional engravers (only our items).
* Add on engraving services with items and 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.
* All packages are insured for lose or damage in transit. (Pending insurance approval)
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THANK YOU

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: before item has shipped

Payment

Art Inspired Gifts accepts Major Credit Cards, PayPal and Etsy Gift Cards.
Orders are shipped daily after receipt of payment, (except Holidays).

Contact us if you have any questions or need assistance. Unpaid orders, reserve orders and custom engraved orders with question that have not been replied to will be returned to stock after 3 days so you can reorder with missing information (example: engraving over line by line character limits, address issues, etc.

Sales tax where applicable will be charged during check out and paid by Etsy.

If you are making a corporate gift order please contact us for terms and discount information.

Thank you!

Shipping

We ship by USPS daily Monday through Friday after receipt of payment (except Holidays or as noted in Shop Announcements).

Timeline for listed items to ship is same or next day unless noted in Ready to Ship or Shop Announcement notes we are away for business. ETSY venue gives an expected delivery date for USPS that is fairly accurate.

~~ SHIPPING TIME ~~
~ Ship Monday - Friday (except Holidays or as noted in Shop Announcements).
~ Ship same or next day, unless indicated in the item listing shipping time (Pre-Order).
~ Orders with *ENGRAVING* service usually ship same or next business day, unless we are waiting for a response to a question about the engraving.
~ We accept CREDIT CARD and PAYPAL payments.

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

International expected delivery time (Business Days)
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* Int First Class Mail - Per USPS time varies 10-25 Days depending on location. Averages 10-15 bus days.
* Int Priority Mail 6-10 Days
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* View prices and shipping options in your Shopping Cart.

**** US SHIPPING Information ****
Shipping methods in the US include USPS First Class and Priority and with Tracking Delivery Confirmation number and Insurance. You will be sent a message confirming your order has shipped, with your tracking number and a link to the postal service tracking information online.

**** SHIPPING DETAILS ****
* We ship daily from our listed items (Monday thru Friday) except holidays.
* All packages are shipped by USPS.
* Shipping price and speed options can be viewed in your cart.
* The address you provide is automatically entered onto the shipping label.
* All packages are insured for loss or damage in transit.
* Signature Confirmation is included with orders of 3 or more pocket watches in US.
* If your package has been returned to us marked undeliverable we will contact you and set you up a reserve order listing to purchase a new shipping label. It is the customers responsibility to pay for reshipping any package that have been returned. Our shipping label program is automated so please make sure you enter you address correctly and check to be sure if you moved you have updated your shipping address.

**** International Customs Duty Fees ****
International customers need to be aware that your government randomly charges Customs duties and taxes that are not a part of the shipping cost. You will be responsible for any customs fees (these are not delivery fees) charged by your country.

**** Tracking Number ****
- US orders include tracking number and delivery confirmation.
- Canada orders include delivery confirmation tracking to destination.
- International orders delivery confirmation tracking is ONLY to the countries listed below otherwise the tracking number shows info ONLY to the US border.
- (International Priority Express Mail includes tracking and insurance)

*** Delivery Confirmation: Included with First Class Package International Service, and Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope and Small Flat Rate Box for shipments to Australia, Belgium, Brazil*, Canada, Croatia, Denmark*, Estonia, France*, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar*, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hungary, Israel, Italy*, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg*, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal*, Singapore, Spain, and Switzerland.

Note: An asterisk indicates that Delivery Confirmation service was suspended on June 12, 2014.

*** Shipping Confirmation - Tracking Number - Customs Label ***
We will send you the shipping confirmation the same day we ship your package.

*** INSURANCE ***
- Shipping insurance is included in your purchase - to cover loss or damage during shipping, except for the International embargoed countries listed below.
- If you have had security issues with your mail please request Signature Confirmation upgrade, cost $3.50.
** Signature Confirmation is included with orders of 4 or more pocket watches in the US.

*** CUSTOMS Duties and Fees ***
* Customer is responsible for any Customs Duty, tax or random fees. *
If your package is missing in transit we will file a lost item search with the postal service. It can take 1-2 weeks to find a missing package. International insurance claims are required by the Insurance provider to wait 45 days before filing a claim. Packages lost by the postal service are covered by the Shipsurance Parcel Insurance Services and a claim must be processed to receive a lost item or damaged item refund. Please contact if you do not receive your package in the estimated delivery time and we will let you know the date we can file the Shipsurance claim. You will be required to complete a Buyer's Verification declaring the item is lost or damaged. Once the claim is approved by Shipsurance we will issue a refund.

~~~~~~ What can't be insured? ~~~~~~~~
Insurance is not available for packages being shipped to: Afghanistan, Angola, Brazil, Bolivia, Burma, Congo, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Liberia, Mexico (Truck/rail shipments to and within other than as a connecting conveyance), Nigeria, North Korea, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela Additionally, coverage is not available to any location that would be in violation of any U.S. economic or trade sanctions including OFAC Restricted Countries. For shipments to Russian and other Commonwealth of Independent States countries (includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan) coverage ceases upon touchdown of the aircraft at the airport of destination or upon discharge from the overseas vessel at the destination discharge port.

~~~~~~~ Insurance Claims ~~~~~~~
All Insurance Claims are filed online and handled by Shipsurance Parcel Insurance Services. Please let us know if your package has not arrived or arrives with damage to the items (including item not functioning correctly).
We file the Shipsurance and USPS claims for you.

For lost parcels, you must wait 20 days for domestic and 40 days for International locations. Lost claims for shipments sent to Italy require a 60 day wait before filing.

Claims for damaged or missing items must be filed immediately. Claims must be filed no later than 120 days from the shipment date.

Insurance claims for USPS Priority Express Mail must be filed with USPS. We recommend requesting Signature Confirmations for proof of who the package was delivered to in case you do not receive it because if the package is scanned as delivered by USPS then USPS will not approve the lost package claim.

I hope this helps!
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** International customers need to be aware that your government randomly charges Customs Duties and Taxes that are not a part of the shipping cost. You will be responsible for any customs fees (these are not delivery fees) charged by your country.
Sorry we have no control over what or when International governments will pick a package for security check and customs duty fees.
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PACKAGING AND WARRANTY:
Jewelry and watches are packaged beautifully in a jewelry box with ribbon ready for gift giving or storage. Most all chains can be adjusted. Special orders are welcomed.

* All items come with a ONE YEAR WARRANTY, plus we do all in house watch repairs.
* Pocket watches come in a black silk pouch, black watch gift box, gold silk ribbon and winding instructions.
* Wrist watches come in a protective sleeve, wrapped in tissue, in a silver watch gift box, with winding instructions and tied with a gold silk ribbon. See pictures in listings.

All merchandise is packaged to arrive safely and in perfect condition.

Additional policies and FAQs

Quantity and special orders are welcome!

* All watches come with a ONE YEAR WARRANTY
* We do watch repair on our watches only.
* We are engravers and offer engraving services to personalize your items.
* Custom engraved items are non refundable. If a buyer want to see a proof of the engraving before the item is engraved they must include the request with the order.

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 black jewelry box, gold silk ribbon.

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* Why do some watches using Roman numerals choose to use IIII (i.e. Cartier) for the number four rather than the correct IV?

* 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 modern convention that there's only "one correct way" to write Roman numerals.
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We are selling retail only. Sorry we are not selling wholesale at this time.
Thank you for the many inquiries to produce and sell our designs to other stores but we are only making our items to sell in our web store at this time. All photos are the property of Art Inspired Gifts. Do not copy our photos, we do not give permission for our photos to be copied or used in any form.
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If you're new to Etsy, here's a link to guide you through the checkout process: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

By making your order your are confirming you have read and agree to the information listed on our Policy Page. Thank you!

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Most watches have engraving options included on the item listing page. For the watches that do not have engraving options included you will need to add the suitable engraving option from the Shop Sections / Engraving Options to the watch order. Initial charms are sold separately and can be added to a watch order. 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 item listing page and the engraving service listing page.

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

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

Shipping Details (timeline, shipping options, shipper, insurance & more).

* We ship our listed items (Monday thru Friday) 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 $350.

Art Inspired Gifts warranty and special services

Quantity and special orders are welcome!
* We are professional engravers, choose engraving options on item listing page or add engraving service 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.
* ONE YEAR WARRANTY on all items.
* Please contact us if you need to return an item.

Gift wrapping and packaging

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.

Why do some watches using Roman numerals choose to use IIII (i.e. Cartier) for the number four rather than the correct IV?

* 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

Tips about how a mechanical watch mainspring functions and how not to over wind it.

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.