In recent years, I've gotten increasingly interested in antique silver. It started off with a few pieces...and now I've got about a dozen bits and pieces all over the place.
I'm currently on a quest to find a nice, silver pocket watch.
So far, I have amassed...
One sterling silver watch-stand.
One sterling silver watch-fob.
One sterling silver watch-chain with fob-drop.
I have a specific size and style in mind, I just gotta try and FIND the damn thing, now. It has to be open-faced, sterling or higher, hallmarked, and at least 17 jewels. And it has to be crown-wind and set (pin set is also an option).
Still searching. I've seen a few, but they're either too expensive, or not good enough. One Waltham (7j), one Elgin (15j and a broken mainspring, I think), and a whole heap of keywinders...but as yet, nothing like what I'm after.
The hunt continues.
Here's what I have so far:
Pulled off the silver cover to hammer out the dents and then put it back together and polished it...
The watch sitting inside is my first-ever pocketwatch. A Waltham 7j which I might sell. I'm not sure yet.
The next thing I found was the watch-fob:
Plain on the back, except for the hallmarks.
Then I found the watch-chain today:
Every link is stamped with a little lion. I popped my fob-medal on one end. Now I'm just hoping to find a watch, for the other end!