A pretty Victorian watch key in a grooved tube of engraved gold sheeted metal. The key is attached to a short length of chain ending in a watch hook, making it easy to hang this delightful piece from anything you like. Circa 1850.
Before watches were wound by twisting the stem, a key (like this one) was fitted to a gear at the back of the watch to wind the piece. Since it was necessary to carry the key with the watch, these keys often took fanciful forms and were used as decorative fobs worn on watch chains alongside the watches. Now we wear the lovely old watch keys as pendants.
Details.....The watch key measures 2" long by 4.5mm wide. The watch hook is 17.8mm long.
Each item from this line of jewelry is unique and incorporates re-purposed vintage and antique pieces. Small imperfections are to be expected and considered part of the charm.