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How does an antique watch fob work?

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How does an antique watch fob work?
An antique fob watch works with the help of a winding mechanism. Turning the winder puts tension on the clockwork gears, allowing them to move. Depending on the watch, you may wind it with a specially designed key or a winding crown located on the stem of the timepiece. You'll find a collection of antique fob watches on 1stDibs.
1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
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Antique Sterling Silver Fob Pendant, Watch Fob, Shooting
Located in NEWARK, GB
An attractive and unusual antique sterling silver fob pendant. It is a harder to find fob with a
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Early 20th Century British Edwardian Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Carnelian Watch Fob Set
Located in New York, NY
Striking antique watch fob set distinctly designed in a mixture of 14 karat yellow and rose gold
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Pocket Watches

Materials

Carnelian, 14k Gold

Carnelian Watch Fob Set
$3,500
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Victorian Chalcedony Gold Fob
Located in Lexington, KY
This is a beautiful example of a fob. The chalcedony on the bottom is in pristine condition. The
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Antique 1890s British Late Victorian More Jewelry

Materials

Chalcedony, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Platinum Cartier Emerald Fob
Located in METAIRIE, LA
approximately 0.50 carats Suitable to be worn as a Drop Pendant if desired, OR a Watch Fob Signed 'CARTIER
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Vintage 1910s Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Emerald, Platinum

Platinum Cartier Emerald Fob
$11,885
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Unusual Victorian Agate Figural Fob
Located in New York, NY
Rare Victorian Agate Figural Fob from the late 19th Century of gilt metal with striped Scottish
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Antique 1880s British Late Victorian Drop Necklaces

Materials

Agate, Gilt Metal

Arts and Crafts Gecko Fob
Located in New York, NY
Arts and Crafts unusual gecko fob from the early 20th Century. Charming men's fob with a "trapped
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Vintage 1910s American Arts and Crafts Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Arts and Crafts Gecko Fob
$775
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