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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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ASSORTED WATCH FOBS / CHAINS, LOT OF THREE

August 27, 2016, 9:30 AM EST
Mt. Crawford, VA, USA

$30 (1 bid)

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LOT OF VINTAGE WATCH FOBS, KNIVES and MORE

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

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Two antique fob seals one silver gilt

August 28, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Balgowlah, Australia

AUD30 (1 bid)

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Australia 'Advance Australia'  Fob in Sterling Silver circa Federation

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

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Australia Rare Associated Boxing Fobs awarded to

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

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Australia

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

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19th Century tigers eye and yellow metal watch fob

September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£1,500 (starting bid)

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A GOLD FOB CHAIN

September 5, 2016, 6:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD900 (starting bid)

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AN ART NOUVEAU FRENCH DIAMOND HUNTER POCKET WATCH AND FOB

September 5, 2016, 6:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

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Antique 14k Gold Smokey Topaz Intaglio  Wax Seal Fob Pendant

September 13, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Lahaska, PA, USA

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Remarkable Victorian Mourning Jeweled Gold Watch Fob

September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Arnold, MO, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Lot of Victorian Mourning Fobs

September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Arnold, MO, USA

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*****Vintage Victorian Lot - Carved Ivory Floral Brooch & Victorian Watch Fob Chain

September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Arnold, MO, USA

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