Raise your glass and make a statement! Here's to a whimsical reversible antiqued brass panel watch fob charm necklace, each panel with a different toast or ditty, on an adjustable brass chain. Fob-ulous!
- description -
* 1st panel - the American flag.
- reverse - “here’s to our wives & sweethearts, may they never meet”
* 2nd panel - “wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda the day after” with a well dressed gentleman lifting his glass to a well dressed curvy woman.
- reverse - “here’s to love, the only fire against which there is no insurance” with a little winged person.
* 3rd panel - “good form but not formality” surrounding a curvy woman.
- reverse - “the bubble winked at me and said, I'll miss you brother when you are dead” with a gentleman, sitting in a chair, raising his glass in toast.
* 4th panel - a beer stein with a lid
- reverse - “the good die young, here's to your ripe old age.”
*round medallion - four men sitting around smoking and the words "Better smoke here than hereafter."
- reverse - a man sitting next to his rifle and the words "Here is your goot healdth und your familys goot healdth und may you all live long und brosber" (as written)
The watch fob panels are connected with rings and made into an adjustable necklace with a variety of chains made to resemble an old watch chain, a fob charm holder and a large lobster clasp that can close on the chain links in varying length options.
- fob panel metal - brass
- jump rings and chain metal - brass
- clasps metal - brass
- panel width - 1" (24mm)
- round medallion width - 1 1/4" (30mm)
- necklace fob length - from fob clasp above the top triangle to the bottom of the round medallion 5 1/2" (143mm)
- necklace chain length - adjustable 14" to 23" depending where you'd like to clasp it
- closes with a lobster clasp
I’ve cast the whimsical fob chain charms from a fabulous antique watch fob chain that likely dates back to between 1890 and 1910.
Watch fob chains have been popular since the 16th century as a means to connect a pocket watch to a buttonhole or waistcoat so that the pocket watch could quickly be retrieved from the pocket. As time passed, the fobs and fob chains became more decorative, jewelry-like and more of a fashion statement.
Impressed with history!