Victorian Mechanical Pocket Watch

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Victorian Mechanical Pocket Watch

Pocket watches generally have an attached chain to allow them to be secured to a waistcoat, lapel, or belt loop, securing them close to the body, but keeping them within reach. Watches were also mounted on a short leather strap or fob, This fob could also provide a protective flap over their face and crystal.

Perfect to finish off a fabulous suit or Steampunk costume or for an event or fancy night out!

This particular watch is a mechanical movement style, meaning it does not require a battery to operate.
A mechanical watch is a watch that uses a mechanical mechanism to measure the passage of time, as opposed to modern quartz watches which function electronically. It is driven by a spring (called a mainspring) which must be wound periodically. Its force is transmitted through a series of gears to power the balance wheel, a weighted wheel that oscillates back and forth at a constant rate.

A device called an escapement releases the watch's wheels to move forward a small amount with each swing of the balance wheel, moving the watch's hands forward at a constant rate. This makes the 'ticking' sound characteristic of all mechanical watches. Mechanical watches evolved in Europe in the 17th century from spring-powered clocks, which appeared in the 15th century.

Mechanical watches, like any mechanical device, can vary greatly in their accuracy and reliability. They are often worn for their aesthetic attributes, as a piece of jewelry and as a statement of one's personal style.

An open-faced, or Lépine watch, is one in which the case lacks a metal cover to protect the crystal. Jean-Antoine Lépine (L’Pine, LePine, Lepine, L’Epine), born as Jean-Antoine Depigny, was one of the greatest watchmakers of all times. He contributed inventions that are still crucial to watchmaking today and was amongst the finest French watchmakers, who were contemporary world leaders in the field.

Case diameter: approx. 42mm

Case thickness: 10 mm

Chain length: 32 inches (80cm) Brass

100% Brand new with high quality and precise movement

The front case is made of high-quality resistant-scratch mineral glass

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