Antique Pocket Watch Key And Coin Charm Necklace
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This gorgeous unique necklace features an antique pocket watch key, Queen Victoria 1868 threepence and pearl cluster charm on a sterling silver ball chain.
Pocket watches were first made in the 16th century and required a key to keep them running, both to set the time and wind the watch. Some types of watch keys were very ornate and others very simple metal keys. The more ornate ones were intended to be worn on a watch chain or chatelaine and displayed publicly. By the mid 1940's wrist watches had generally replaced pocket watches.
The British threepence was know as a threepence or threepenny bit and was first used in England during the reign of Edward VI (1547-53). All threepence minted from 1816 to 1919 were made of sterling silver and those produced between 1920 and 1946 were half silver, half nickel.
These coins were often made into bracelets by soldiers serving in WWII to send home to their sweethearts. This coin is from one of these bracelets.
The pocket watch key measures 3cm. The chain measures 70cm
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This unique piece of jewellery may have signs of wear due to its history. It is beautifully imperfect and should be treated with love and care. The antique watch key and coin are in very good condition.
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