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The very first pocket watches, since their creation in the 16th century, up until the third quarter of the 19th century, had key-wind and key-set movements. A watch key was necessary to wind the watch and to set the time, and it eventually became used as adorable charms for jewelry eras to come!

The Georgian era was a period during which there were significant developments in jewelry and marked the beginning of many mass-production methods. The jewelry of this era was innovative and distinctive. This stunning watch key features a "C" initial in gothic font and boasts onyx, a symbol of protection and remembrance. 


Materials and Features: 9k gold, onyx

Age/Origin: English, Georgian, c. 1810

Measurements: 2.1 grams, .5"

Marks: incised with a "C" initial in gothic font

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. 

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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