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Vintage 835 Silver & Marcasite Ladies Key Shaped Watch Brooch - Swiss Made - 17 Jewels - Belgium - Runs! #d188

Regular price $98.00
This unique watch brooch is Belgium-made with case marks indicating it is a post-1942 piece. It is comprised of 835 silver and marcasite stones. It features the shape of a key, with the bow of the key holding the watch. The brooch has a pin back to attach it to clothing. The watch is decorated with sparkly marcasites around its edges, with the shank of the key having marcasites oriented in a diagonal pattern and with marcasites adorning the bottom bit of the key as well. The watch has 17 jewels and is round in shape. It has a white dial, gold hands, and gold Arabic numerals for the hours 12, 3, 6 and 9 and stick style markers for the rest. The case is hinged on one side and can be opened to access the watch movement. The crown is present, winds properly, and pulls out to set the time. The watch is running and kept time well when compared to my modern Citizen Eco Drive watch. It's such a delightful sparkly timepiece!

The watch brooch measures about 2 1/2 inches long, 3/4 inch wide and weighs 13.2 grams. The brooch case is signed and hallmarked "A835" which is a post-1942 Belgium silver purity mark and with a maker's mark of "FK" on the back of the case. It also has a maker's symbol mark, but I was unable to identify the maker from the information present. The watch is marked "Swiss Made" and "17 Jewels" on the dial and also "17 Jewels" on the watch movement.

This is such a distinctive vintage timepiece! It's beautiful, highly collectible and would make a great addition to a fine vintage watch collection. As mentioned previously, the watch winds and ran well when tested. The watch brooch is in excellent vintage condition with the exception of missing its crystal. Since the watch face is set deeply into the case, this doesn't impact the beauty of functionality of the piece at all. It's a fantastic find!

SIGNED: A835, FK AND MAKER'S SYMBOL MARK ON THE BACK OF THE CASE, 17 JEWELS AND SWISS MADE ON THE WATCH DIAL AND 17 JEWELS ON THE WATCH MOVEMENT

SIZE: APPROX 2 1/2 INCHES LONG AND 3/4 INCH WIDE

WEIGHT: 13.2 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE AND SOME MILD PATINA FROM AGE. THE WATCH RAN AND KEPT GOOD TIME WHEN TESTED. DUE TO ITS AGE, I CANNOT GUARANTEE IS WILL RUN WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CLEANING/SERVICING. THE WATCH IS MISSING ITS CRYSTAL, BUT THE WATCH IS SET DEEPLY INTO THE CASE SO IT DOESN'T IMPACT THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTIONALITY OF THE PIECE AT ALL. IT COULD BE REPLACED IF DESIRED.

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Materials: 835 silver,marcasites,metal

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