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Watch Fobs

Watch fobs, which in their most basic form consist of a small chain that attaches to the watch to make it easier to grasp, came into popularity around the 18th century. At the time, pocket watch wearers became frustrated with the only prior option: a pocket. Men’s waistcoats were designed with a special exterior pocket for a watch, but many wanted their timepiece to be more secure.

Soon after, fine metal chains in gold and silver began appearing, artfully attaching the pocket watch to a button lapel. As an added adornment, some paid for extensions, featuring anything from hallmarked silver seals to dazzling dangles that swung from the fob’s lapel attachment.

The fob was thus transformed into an artful statement of elegance that was otherwise utilitarian in nature, saving an entire... Read more

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Five 19th Century Ornate Watch Fobs

December 3, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Laurens, SC, USA

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Three 19th Century Watch Fobs

December 3, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Laurens, SC, USA

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WONDERFUL VICTORIAN 10KT Y GOLD WATCH FOB W/SLIDE

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Delray Beach, FL, USA

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Victorian tiger eye watch fob in unmarked 14K Gold Serpent Link Mount. 3.5

December 10, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Indianapolis, IN, USA

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