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The very first pocket watches, since their creation in the 16th century, up until the late 19th century, had key wind and key set movements. A watch key was necessary to wind the watch and to set the time.


This lovely little key would have been an essential tool for the wearer.


Please note, the inside of the key is made from base metal, the outside from 15ct gold.

Victorian ‘book’ pocket watch key

Out of Stock
    • Material - 15ct gold 

    • Hallmarks - none

    • Country of origin - England

    • Total length - 2.4cm

    • Width - 6mm

    • Weight - 1.3g

    • Condition - excellent 

  • All of my pieces are at the very least pre-owned and most of them are vintage or antique. This item is not brand new and as such, will not look brand new. Please expect signs of wear to include kinks in links, surface wear to gold, scuffs to stones and accept this as part and parcel of buying second hand jewellery. I will be as clear as I can with item descriptions and condition statements and aim to make sure you are aware of any potential defects before you buy. Please study the photos carefully as they form part of the condition statement.

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