Wind it back in time with a really unique sterling silver Queen Anne flintlock pistol watch key charm, or earrings.
- description -
Queen Anne pistols are a style of flintlock pistols characterized as such because the lockplate is forged in one piece with the breech of the barrel and the trigger plate, likely made in England during the reign of Queen Anne (1702-1714).
A watch key, or key wind, was necessary to wind the watch and to set the movements. The sizes of the watch keys varied, and were made to fit the square shaft in the pocket watch to wind the watch, and the styles varied, some were no more than functional and some were fabulously ornate.
This pistol watch key has been reproduced from my collection of interesting novelty watch keys, and is shown in the 6th photo, but it is not meant to wind your pocket watch as the end has been plugged.
- approximate pendant measurement - 1 1/2" x 3/8” (30mm x 10mm)
- pistol metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- the chain is sold separately here
- more chains and charm holders are available here
- approximate earring charm measurement - 3/4"
- ear wires - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- earrings come with little plugs so you won't lose an earring
Impressed with history!
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*Personal time pieces were introduced in the 16th century, and were called pocket watches, a watch meant to be carried in the pocket and tethered to a chain, cord, strap, etc. to prevent it from being dropped and for a quick and easy grasp from the pocket.