Metal detecting holidays in England with the World's most successful metal detecting club.
Twinned with Midwest Historical Research Society USA
Watch, Winders & Clock Keys
The watch key served the mechanical purpose of winding the watch but were also suspended from the watch chain and treated decoratively
Pocket watches did not always wind and set at the pendant (winding crown or stem). A lot of people are surprised to learn that a key was used at one time. There were many types of keys from fancy ones to advertising ones and the wealthy sported gold ones. There were also ratchet type keys to make winding easier. Key sizes varied since they had to fit the different size arbors on the watch. They were usually around a inch and a half in length and were attached to the pocket watch chain or chatelaine.
Rachel lost the solid gold watch on her land 50 years ago and it was a present from her Auntie. Nj Joe while searching her sheep pasture found it and then presented it back to her.
1900's Antique pocket watch - Remontoir Perfectionne pocket watch
Victorian monogrammed silver watch
1950's wrist watch
Interesting inscribed fob watch
VINTAGE REMONTOIR CYLINDRE 10 RUBIS POCKET WATCH
' Rwmontoir Cylindre Brubis'
Remontoir refers to the way it's wound, with a winding staff as opposed to a key. it's not the company name.
WWII Army watch
Huge silver 'Hunter' sized pocket fob watch dated 1879
London mint - maker JJ
Victorian silver pocket watch
20thC Continental silver watch back - 92.5% silver
1930's 9 carat gold Rotary watch
1919 Silver Fob watch back - Birmingham hall mark, date letter U
Dennison, Wigley & Co (from 1879) makers mark ALD - Hansworth Birmingham
Sovereign case, tea service, watch case
Victorian gold watch winder on chain
Silver fob watch chain bar
Really neat gold Georgian/Victorian watch winder - snake biting its own tail
Georgian gold watch winder with stone inlay
Georgian gilded silver watch winder
Classic pistol type
1888 advertising watch winder - H.E Peck 8 New Bridge St - Watchmakers, jewelers, optician
J.Caster of Harwich advertising watch winder