Wind it back in time with these wonderful Victorian gloved hand watch key earrings. The small gloved hand is gripping the actual watch winding key. The hand is facing forward on one earring, backward on the other, adding interest.
- symbolism -
Hands were popular symbols in sentimental Victorian jewelry, often symbolic of loyalty, strength, romance and fidelity.
- approximate earring measurement - 1 1/8" x just over 1/4” (28mm x 8mm)
- charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- sterling silver ear wires
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
This Victorian gloved hand watch key has been reproduced from my collection of interesting novelty watch keys, and is shown in the photo, but it is not meant to wind your pocket watch since the replica key hole size may be off.
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.
Impressed with history!
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The last photo shows a few of the antique watch keys in my personal collection, some of which are available as replicas.