Just completed a small project I've been meaning to do for years. The small display stand I have for one of my grandfather's pocket watches came with a cheezy brass-plated plastic support arm. Over the years the arm has sagged to the point where the watch was resting on the wood base. I discarded the old plastic part and formed a new support arm from some nickel-silver stock, then free-hand turned a small support pillar from another piece of nickel-silver stock. Now, not only is there no cheezy plastic bit, but the watch hangs properly, no longer resting on the wood base. The watch is a W C Rayner from my grandfather's old shop.
First photo shows the old plastic arm in place.
Second photo shows the new nickel-silver support arm.
Third is a detail shot of the turned pillar.