Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Necklace Pendant No.32
Circa 1840 Verge Fusee Watch Movement (Complete Upper Plate) by John Gleave of Liverpool, England
Sold as: PENDANT ONLY, or PENDANT WITH CHAIN (see details below)
PENDANT SPECIFICATIONS: 0.9 ounce (26 grams), Diameter/Width: 1.57” (40mm), Height w/Bail: 2.02”(51mm), Thickness: .27” (7mm)
A Stunningly beautiful example of old world craftsmanship that's been repurposed into an heirloom piece of jewelry. The centerpiece of this necklace pendant is the complete upper plate of a circa 1840 English Verge Fusee pocket watch movement - with its intricately hand carved/pierced filigree design and unique features, such as the hand pointing at the speed adjust plate and the Grotesque Mask on the balance cock (part that covers/is a pivot point for the balance wheel). The plate is disassembled and each component is painstakingly polished, metallic foil added underneath the filigree parts, re-assembled, crystals added, then coated in a thick layer of epoxy resin for a no-snag, smooth, and long life finish.
The finished upper plate is mounted to a 1/16" acrylic disc, which has a cut-out for the gold plated bail and a pour of light purple and pearl mica tinted epoxy completely encapsulates the bail and disc - making it a permanent part of the pendant. The sides of the finished pendant are polished to a smooth finish and the larger diameter bail will fit most chains without the need for additional mounting rings.
- Available STAINLESS STEEL ROPE CHAIN:
Durable and easy to maintain, these necklaces are made from 304 Stainless Steel that hold up well to the rigors of daily use with very little tarnish, and they are a perfect fit for John Galen Necklace Pendants, which come with oversize bails that fit this necklace without the use of an additional ring that can easily break.
Our Current selection is limited to the following choices (more coming soon):
- POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL (Silver Color) x 18" Only, and
- 18ct GOLD PLATED STAINLESS STEEL x 18" and 20"
- 18" total length (including Clasps and Ring), 0.5oz. (17g), and
- 20" total length (including Clasps and Ring), 0.6oz. (19g)
METAL ALLERGIES NOTICE: 304 stainless steel and 316L surgical steel have extremely low Nickel levels and are often safe to wear even for individuals with a Nickel allergy to enjoy wearing occasionally. 304 stainless steel has 8% Nickel, compared to 10% in 316L Nickel, making it the safest of all stainless steel. 18ct Gold Plated Stainless Steel is even safer, but the gold can wear thin over time - exposing the stainless steel underneath. 304 stainless steel contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel and 74% iron.
- FREE SHIPPING - US ONLY: Applies to All US States and Select US Territories and ships via USPS 1st Class Mail (INCLUDES TRACKING AND INSURANCE). Upgraded/expedited shipping options available at check-out for an additional charge. - In-stock orders typically ship in 1 business day.
- INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AVAILABLE: I ship to 38 countries and rates are available on this page (top right).
- Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.
2-5 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.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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.
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.
Yes. I do offer wholesale sales to qualifying re-sellers. Contact me and we can discuss terms
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