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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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A quantity of twenty three fobs: fifteen silver and eight bronze.

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Little Bytham, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Thomas Jefferson McGarrity Saloon Fob, n.d.

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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9ct Antique & Vintage Fob Chain Swizzle & Fob

August 2, 2016, 6:00 PM AWST
Claremont, Australia

AUD300 (starting bid)

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Australia 9ct Gold Fob -

August 6, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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Australia 9ct Gold Fob -

August 6, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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Vintage 9ct Gold Fob Chain

August 6, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD1,000 (starting bid)

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I(sle) O(f) M(an) F(ootball) A(sscociation) 9ct Gold Fob with attached 9ct Gold Watch Chain

August 6, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD1,000 (starting bid)

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7 assorted early 20thC hallamrked silver fobs (7) (56g)

August 6, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£32 (starting bid)

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A small French silver engraved fob watch. Est. ?30

August 11, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Honiton, United Kingdom

£24 (starting bid)

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A lady's gold half hunter fob watch with white ena

August 11, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Honiton, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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Antique Victorian Gold Diamond Pendant Metal Fob Chain Lot

August 18, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Lahaska, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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