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14K Yellow & White Gold Antique Pocket Watch Chain 15.5″
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Up for your consideration we have this antique 14K yellow & white gold pocket watch 15.5″ chain. Alternating link of white & yellow gold. O clasp looks to have been replaced at some point. Clasps marked 14K, chain has been tested and is 14K as well, total weight approx. 8.2 grams. In very good vintage condition with minor wear from age/being worn. Please review photos for condition. Ref # 9074 GS
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14K Yellow & White Gold Antique Pocket Watch Chain 15.5″
Collecting Antique And Vintage Pocket Watches
An antique pocket watch is something other pieces of jewelry are not: it is timeless. Pocket watches will be the very epitome of elegance. They exude quiet charm and wealth, and give their bearer distinction.
Pocket watches are individual timepieces that will around be carried in one's pocket. They're strapless, and they sport traditionally analog displays. Though not always a current feature, silver pocket watches often have hinged cover to protect the watch face. Fobs or pocket watch chains are always present to secure the timepiece to a waistcoat, belt loop, or lapel. Most antique pocket watches also have fasteners built to be put through buttonholes and worn in a waistcoat or jacket.
Types Of Pocket Watches
Pocket watches could be any 1 of 2 kinds. The first kind are open-faced watches, or hunter-cased, often known as Savonette. The next, and perchance the many common type, has a hinged front address that protects the crystal face of the watch. Traditionally, the stem or pendant of a Savonette is scheduled at its twelve o'clock position. The hunter's stem, on the other side, is positioned during the three o'clock position.
Modern manufacturers of new pocket watches, nevertheless, are not bound by tradition, regardless of the full cases they normally use. Often, mechanism intended for modern wristwatches are being used in silver pocket watches nowadays. This is a trend virtually unheard of utilizing the old, classic silver pocket watches.
Pocket Watches on the Railway
The final half the 19th century saw a rise in railroading, plus the use of silver pocket watches. Old pocket watches became a dependence on all railroad workers, for the sole reason of preventing train wrecks. After having a train that is massive in Kipton, Ohio in 1891, railroad officials established an accuracy standard for railroad pocket watches. In 1893, stringent requirements for silver pocket watches were adapted in railroading.
Pocket Watches Today
In modern times, silver pocket watches have become collectors' items. a classic pocket watch is bound to bring in enthusiasts. Pocket watches have actually also considerably increased in value. Despite their faces that are plain railroad pocket watches are particularly appealing for the quality of their craftsmanship. You can find additionally vintage that is several watches worth mention.
Today an Elgin pocket watch made 50 to 150 years ago can still be of practical use. These pocket watches are considered symbols of America's rise from a country that is agricultural the powerful industrial country it is today. Waltham pocket watches were the very first antique gold pocket watches to be produced in higher quantities, with the idea of producing gold pocket watches at a price that is affordable.
Hamilton pocket watches are known for his or her precision. In fact, most of their watches became the standard for railroad pocket watches. By 1923, 53 % of these production was solely focused on the manufacture of railroad pocket watches. Another pocket that is antique worthy of mention are the really rare and much sought-after Verge pocket watches.
The pocket watch is a survivor. It survived the painful beginnings of the railroad system and is still used today, in the age and put of commercialism. Stunning, exquisite, and timeless, the pocket watch will undoubtedly be around for decades, maybe even centuries, more.