Antique Timepiece Support Spindle No.158 - Circa 1930-Swiss Made - Fancy Porcelain Enamel Marlboro Watch Dial - Free Shipping (US Only)

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Vintage Timepiece (aka Steampunk/ ONE OF A KIND) TIBETAN STYLE/SIZE Support Spindle No.158
Circa 1900 - Made in Switzerland - "Marlboro" labelled Multi-Color Porcelain Enamel Pocket Watch Dial and Antique grandfather Clock Weight Pulley

WEIGHT: 1.5 oz. (45g), WHORL: 1.77” (45) diameter, SHAFT: this is the Larger of the 2 that I make = .138" (3.5mm) dia. x 8.4" (21.3cm) length in Metallic Cobalt Blue

The centerpiece of this support spindle is a multi-color (gold leaf, cobalt blue, and rose center) white porcelain enamel (over copper) "Marlboro" pocket watch dial - brand from watchmaker/retailer Louis Goering of La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. The dial was specially prepared and adorned with an antique watch gear, balance wheel, and one Siam color Preciosa Czech crystal rhinestone - then coated with a thick layer of epoxy resin for a no-snag and long life finish. The dial is mounted to an antique brass grandfather clock weight cable pulley and filled (between arms and outer rim) with blue mica tinted epoxy resin - then mounted to the Metallic Cobalt Blue powder-coat painted hi-carbon/spring steel shaft with a heat forged hook. The bottom side of the whorl is adorned with a brass winding barrel gear, 6 additional Capri Blue crystals, a large 6-petal gold plated bead cap, and finished off with gold plated findings (top and bottom). All components are mounted with a industrial 2-part epoxy. This is a very well balanced, medium weight spindle that spins forever and will be wonderful for spinning a wide variety of fibers.

HISTORY: The Marlboro brand was owned by Louis Goering of La Chaux de Fonds and has registered over 200 different trademarks for the American market during throughout the 20th century. This particular dial was likely made by the Gallet Watch Co. of La Chaux de Fonds and is a historic Swiss manufacturer of high-end timepieces for professional, military, sports, racing, and aviation use. Gallet is the world's oldest watch and clock making house with history dating back to Humbertus Gallet, a clock maker who became a citizen of Geneva in 1466. The Gallet & Cie (Gallet & Company) name was officially registered by Julien Gallet (1806–1849) in 1826, who moved the family business from Geneva to La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Prior to this date, operations commenced under the name of each of the Gallet family patriarchs.

NO-HOOK OPTION: Choose at drop down when ordering - removes 1/2" of total length

FREE SHIPPING - US ONLY - via USPS 1st Class Package service w/tracking and insurance

All spindles are hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist).

FREE SHIPPING Applies to All US States and Select US Territories Only: In-stock orders typically ship in 1 business day. Out-of-stock/custom orders typically ship within 10 business days. Ships via USPS-FIRST CLASS MAIL. Please allow 2 to 5 days for transit time (ships from Tucson, AZ).

INTERNATIONAL & UPGRADED SHIPPING AVAILABLE: Customer pays 100% of shipping charges for these options
Hand Made in Tucson, AZ, USA with US/Global Materials

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Processing time

2-5 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 8 - 12 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 8 - 12 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes. I gladly accept custom orders, although they are limited when it comes to altering dimensions. TAHKLI/SUPPORT SPINDLES: customers can choose (in most cases) from the shaft colors, beads, and whorl color/wood species of items already listed.

Wholesale availability

Yes. I do offer wholesale sales to qualifying re-sellers. Contact me and we can discuss terms

Orders by Mail/Checks Accepted

I gladly accept orders by mail and do accept checks. When ordering, please phone or email John Galen to check availability and to reserve the item(s) you wish to order. When I receive the order/check in the mail, I will send out the package within 24 hours.
CONTACT: John Galen at 520-490-4962

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