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Victorian Watches

VICTORIAN STYLE

The reign of Queen Victoria encapsulates a quickly evolving period of history — and jewelry styles were no exception. No single period has seen such a diverse group of jewelry attributed to it than the Victorian era. Today, there is a vast collection of authentic Victorian jewelry and watches on 1stDibs.

Victorian jewelry is named after Queen Victoria, whose reign lasted from 1837 to 1901, making her the second longest-ruling monarch. (She was surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II in 2015.) During this time, different styles of fashion and jewelry came and went. Thanks to our fascination with royalty and swoon-worthy melodramas like Netflix’s The Crown — which is rife with evocative fashion, jewelry and interiors — and the 2017 feature film Victoria & Abdul, we are all familiar with her story. After the death of Victoria’s father and three childless uncles, she ascended to the throne at age 18. In 1840, Queen Victoria married the love of her life, her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Queen Victoria loved serpentine jewels, and she had even more power to shape trends than Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle do today. The British monarch’s best-known piece in this mold is the gold coiled-snake engagement ring she received from Prince Albert — the sinuous reptile was considered a symbol of everlasting love.

The Queen's 63-year reign has been divided by historians into the Romantic period, the early happy years, circa 1837–60; the Grand period, marked by the deaths of the Queen’s mother and husband, circa 1860–80; and the late Victorian or Aesthetic period, which lasted from about 1880 until 1901 and ushered in the Belle Epoque. Queen Victoria wore her heart on her sleeve, and her fashion and jewelry reflected her emotions.

Romantic period jewelry, which featured common decorative motifs and was embellished with seed pearls, coral and turquoise, was a celebration of the young monarch’s love. Everything changed with the death of Prince Albert, and the Grand period is is most often associated with mourning jewelry. Jewelry was smaller, lighter and more dainty during the late Victorian period. During this era, diamonds came into fashion, and semiprecious gems such as amethysts and opals became prevalent, too. Using gemstones for their natural beauty and not their worth was something that jewelers of the era felt passionate about, and this ideology would really become relevant in Art Nouveau jewelry.

On 1stDibs, explore the most extraordinary original Victorian jewelry — from rings, necklaces and brooches to a range of other accessories. 

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Style: Victorian
Victorian 15 Karat Gold Pocket Watch Key/Pendant with Mother of Pearl Carving
Located in Braintree, GB
Victorian 15k yellow gold pocket watch key/pendant with mother of pearl carving of wild boars on one side, and deer and her cub on the other side. Made in England Circa 1880's. Dim...
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1880s British Antique Victorian Watches

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15k Gold

Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Pocket Watch by Redard & Co.
Located in New Orleans, LA
This stylish and complex perpetual calendar minute-repeating chronometer pocket watch was created by the Swiss firm of H. Redard & Co. Its 18K rose gold hunter's case features the or...
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Late 19th Century Swiss Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Louis Audemars & Cie Victorian Hunter Case Enamel Pocket Watch
Located in Narberth, PA
Born in 1782, Louis Audemars was founded in 1811 by Louis-Benjamin Audemars in the Vallée de Joux, near le Brassus in Switzerland. Together, Audemars and his sons crafted high qualit...
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1880s Swiss Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

Elgin 14K Gold Fancy Hunter Case Pocket Watch .45 C Old Cut Diamond
Located in Woodland Hills, CA
This is a stunning antique Elgin National Watch Co hunter case 14K gold pocket watch. The watch is set with a white .45 carat old mine cushion cut diamond I Color SI-2 clarity. Th...
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1890s American Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

Antique Pavé Set Rose-Cut Diamond Pendant Ball Watch
Located in Firenze, IT
The white enamel dial with blue and red Arabic numerals, bezel wind and hand setting, the rose cut diamonds set in spiralling lines, with rose-cut diamond pendant line. Lenght: 5,5...
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1880s British Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Silver

1900 Tiffany & Co. Pocket Watch in 18 Karat Gold
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Metal Type: 18 Karat Yellow Gold Weight: 24.7 grams Measures: 1.25" width Features: Monogram on the back of the watch: 'Christobelle from her mother Hannah A. Grain' ...
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Early 1900s Unknown Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Gold

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. The fob and the matching key with bezel cut vibrant colored carnelian stones. Each...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Carnelian, 14k Gold

Illinois 1886 Pocket Watch Silver Working Case Heavy 7 Jewel Hunting
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Heavy 1886 Ilinois watch with a 58mm silver case (18s size) that has a thick clean glass crystal. There are slight dings on the case. The movement is 7 jewel, hunting, working, and s...
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1880s American Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Silver

Le Phare 18 Karat Yellow Gold Minute Repeater Open Face Pocket Watch
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Gorgeous Vintage Open-Face Pocket Watch by Le Phare Features Minute Repeater Gong Open Face Design, Dedicated Second Dial 18k Yellow Gold Case w/ Ornate Inner Cover, Machine-Turned (...
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Late 19th Century Unknown Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18K Antique Victorian Onyx Mourning Locket, Remontoir Watch Gold Bird Locket
Located in Rottedam, NL
An absolutely graceful and beautiful antique Victorian locket. A typical example of period Aesthetics movement jewelry made of glossy yellow gold. The body of this heavy (11g!) locke...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Onyx, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Antique Rose Cut Diamond Fob Watch circa 1880s
Located in London, GB
A charming Victorian diamond set fob watch c.1880s, the diminutive watch measuring just 2.1cm in diameter, the white dial with black numbers surrounded by a border of tiny gold dots,...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Silver

PATEK & CO. 18k Diamond + Enamel Fleur de Lis Pocket Watch
Located in Narberth, PA
A gorgeous pocket watch by Patek & Co. from the Late Victorian (ca1890s) era! Crafted in 18k yellow gold, this stunning piece has a striking blue swriling guilloche enamel pattern. T...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Diamond, Enamel

Minute Repeating Chronograph Pocket Watch by A. Lugrin
Located in New Orleans, LA
Crafted by Swiss watchmaker Alfred Lugrin, this exceptional minute repeating, triple-date chronograph is a specimen of precision timekeeping. Housed in a sleek 18K yellow gold hunter...
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19th Century Swiss Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel, Steel

Waltham Silver Campaign Style Manual Wristwatch from 1918 with Enamel Dial
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Campaign / Military Style METAL / MATERIAL: Sterling Silver CIRCA / YEAR: 1918 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 44mm X Diameter 35m...
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1910s American Vintage Victorian Watches

Materials

Silver, Enamel, Sterling Silver

Paul Ditisheim Montre Hamlet Silver Skull Pocket Watch
Located in Narberth, PA
Paul Ditisheim was a famous Swiss watchmaker, inventor and industrialist. Born in 1868 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the historic birthplace of the watch-making industry, he was born into th...
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1920s Swiss Vintage Victorian Watches

Materials

Silver

1884 Victorian Ladies White Gold Diamond Wristwatch
Located in Hicksville, NY
1884 Dainty Women's Wristwatch crafted in 14 Karat Gold and Features Diamonds Watch is full of character and charm, remains in very good condition. Diamonds are inlayed throughout th...
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1880s Unknown Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

Antique 18 Carat Gold Ladies Pocket Fob Watch, Working
Located in St Helens, GB
A fine antique fob pocket watch. Solid 18 carat gold example with floral engraving throughout the piece. Complete with fine gilt dial. Condition ; Very good. Clean and crisp des...
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19th Century British Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Gold

Antique 14 Karat Yellow Gold Engraved Case Elgin Pocket Watch, circa 1895
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique Elgin Pocket Watch 14K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch, front and back of case are intricately engraved. White enamel dial with black Arabic numerals. This is an exceptionally well ...
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Early 19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

9ct Gold Victorian Watch Chain Section
Located in London, GB
9ct Gold Victorian display Chain section These were used to display medals ,coins , but are now a very decadent item of jewellery that can be worn elegantly to reflect on such a bea...
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1880s British Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Gold

James Murray Royal Exchange 18 Karat Yellow Gold Open Face Pocket Watch
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Gorgeous Pocket Watch by James Murray Royal Exchange Key-Operated Movement (NOTE: Key is missing) 18k Yellow Gold Machine-Turned Case 46 mm in Diameter 15 mm Thick Year of Manufactur...
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Mid-19th Century British Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Elgin 14 Karat Yellow Gold Pocket Watch
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique Elgin 14 Karat Yellow Gold Pocket Watch. This beautiful antique Elgin pocket watch circa 1895 is a true collectible. The hunting case has an inner dust cover and is set with...
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Early 19th Century American Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Elgin 14 Karat Floral Etched Pocket Watch with Sailboat
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Elgin Watch Co. 33 mm in diameter Inside Movement Case no. 9853877 14 karat pocket watch is Circa 1900's and is in working condition. Small second-hand reader at 6:00 Porcelain whit...
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19th Century Unknown Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 18 Karat Gold Engine Turned Case Stauffer Chaux-de-Fonds Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful antique gold pocket watch is working and it is ticking well. Visible signs of used and ageing with some light dents and scratches on the watch case and the dial is a b...
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1870s Swiss Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Enamel

Pateck & Co. 18kt Diamond, Pearl + Enamel Pocket Watch
Located in Narberth, PA
A gorgeous pocket watch by Pateck & Co. from the Late Victorian (ca1900s) era! Crafted in 18kt yellow gold, this stunning piece has a striking black and blue enamel pattern. The roun...
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Early 1900s Swiss Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

A & S Railroad Gold Minute Repeating Pocket Watch Presented to J.H. Ramsey, 1865
Located in Stamford, CT
Emile Peret, Locle, Swiss, 1865, hunting case. Minute repeating pocket watch with porcelain dial, movement number 16666, case number 20175, size 20 L, 10 independent bridges, mustach...
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Late 19th Century Swiss Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Gilded Age Tiffany & Co. 14 Karat Pendant Watch, 1880s
Located in Santa Monica, CA
ANTIQUE Victorian Gilded Age Tiffany & Co 14 Karat Pendant Watch 1880s. Weighing 10.3 gram 36 mm long 21 mm wide No chain, it hangs from a ribbon, see pictures Seller Notes: In g...
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1880s American Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Fine Enameled Gold Half Hunter Case Pocket Watch, 1880s
Located in St. Catharines, ON
Beautiful 18k gold guilloché enameled half hunter fully engraved case, pocket watch. An elegant timepiece, the roman chapters in dark blue enamel against a salmon pink guilloché enam...
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1880s English Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Enamel

French A. Golay-Leresche & Fils Diamond Encrusted Watch Pendant Solid 18k Chain
Located in New York, NY
Original famous antique watch maker A. Golay Leresche & Fils. This French Diamond encrusted pocket watch speaks for itself and is a collected and cherished jewel. We have customized ...
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1870s Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Victorian French 2 Carat Rose Cut Diamond Star Pocket Watch
Located in Narberth, PA
An absolutely exquisite diamond pocket watch from the Victorian (1880s) era! French in origin, this exceptional piece is crafted in 18kt gold and sterling silver, creating a subtle m...
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1880s French Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Braided Hair Pocket Watch Chain or Cord
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine Victorian braided hair cord for a pocket watch. Comprised of braided, twisted, and woven hair set with gold plated caps and findings. A gold filled chain is suspended ...
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19th Century Unknown Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Gold Plate

Illinois Watch Co. Pocket Watch Key Wind Working Sterling Silver 1886 Year
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Vintage Illinois co. pocket watch in good working condition. Year 1886. The case is sterling silver, 60mm diameter, 20mm thick with a thick glass crystal that is clean with very slig...
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1980s American Vintage Victorian Watches

Materials

Sterling Silver

Victorian Patek Philippe Gold Lapel Watch Pocket
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rare Patek Philippe lapel/pocket watch that would be definitely a conversational piece. It was created in Switzerland in the 1900s. Made of 18 karat (stamped) yellow gold. The moveme...
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Early 1900s Swiss Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian 14 Karat Gold Carnelian Pocket Watch Key Fob Pendant
Located in Vilnius, LT
It is a lovely Victorian pocket watch key fob charm pendant crafted in 14K yellow gold. It features rectangle carnelian which is set in highly ornamented frames. Weight: 14g Size: ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Carnelian, Gold

Rockford Yellow Gold Filled Open Faced Pocket Watch from 1886
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rockford Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced Pocket Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Gold Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1886 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Diameter 55mm MOVEMENT / CALIBE...
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1880s Swiss Antique Victorian Watches

John Chance, Chepstow about 1775
Located in Sežana, SI
Extremely rare and important John Chance pocket watch, Chepstow, about 1775. The watch, of the "onion watch" type, is in exceptional conservation conditions. The dial and hands are o...
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Late 18th Century English Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Silver

Antique Gold Painting on Crystal Cufflinks
Located in Aspen, CO
Antique gold painting under rock crystal, these finely painted dogs brimming with personality was made circa 1890. In both yellow and rose gold, notice the dog bone on the other si...
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Late 19th Century Unknown Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Rock Crystal, Crystal, 14k Gold, Gold

Victorian Yellow Gold Watch Fob
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Victorian 14 Karat Watch Fob with Sliding Station. The unique ladies watch fob features a 48" long curb link chain with a sliding station adored with two 2mm round garnets, three 2mm...
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1880s English Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Garnet, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Very Fine and Rare 18 Karat Gold Antique Pocket / Fob Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful small 21mm diameter gold fob watch is in good working condition and it has been serviced and runs well. this watch weighed 17.4 grams Please study the images careful...
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1860s French Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Enamel

Antique 18 Carat Ladies Enamelled Watch with 9 Carat Pinned Bow, circa 1890
Located in London, GB
Antique 18ct Ladies Enamelled Watch with 9ct Pinned Bow circa 1890 Very pretty 18ct gold ladies fob watch is marked 18K, a swiss movement and is circa 1890 with 9ct bow and pin dat...
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1880s British Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Enamel

Civil War MJ Tobias Silver Pocket Watch Picturing Major General
Located in Stamford, CT
MJ Tobias silver key-wind pocket watch with a porcelain dial featuring a picture of Major General Franz Sigel in excellent condition, mid 1800s. 13-jewel fully serviced movement. ...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Sterling Silver

Carl Neumann of Berlin Silver Key-Wind Pocket Watch Intricate Movement
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Gorgeous Antique Pocket Watch by Carl Neumann of Berlin Key-Wind Movement Intricate Filigree Detail in Movement Silver Case Diameter of Case = 55 mm Thickness of Case = 21 mm Total M...
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19th Century German Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Silver

Dent Maker to the Queen English 18 Karat Gold Early Wristwatch circa 1870s-1880s
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Dent, Watchmaker and Chronometer Maker to the Queen STYLE / REFERENCE: Half Hunter / Military Style Early Wrist Watch METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt. Yellow Gold CIRCA / Y...
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1880s Swiss Antique Victorian Watches

Antique Ladies Elongated Diamond Platinum and Gold Wrist Watch
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Elegant elongated platinum rectangular head with diamond frame with hinged pierced diamond garland chevron lug sides. The band is a double woven 9k white gold design terminating wit...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 9k Gold, Platinum

Antique Victorian Gold and Enamel Watch Chain with Slides and a Fob Seal
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine Victorian 14k gold and enamel watch chain with slides and a fob seal. Comprised of a 14k gold rope chain with a decorative enameled gold slide and caps. A seal is atta...
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19th Century Unknown Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Gold, Enamel

AS&F Silver Mysterieuse Pocket Watch with Transparent Dial and Silver Chain
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Amazingly Engineered AS & F Brevete SGDG Transparent Mysterieuse Pocket Watch Movement Included in Small Upper Crescent Moon-Shaped Case while dial is completely transparent Manufact...
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Late 19th Century Swiss Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Silver

Wilson & Gill Vulcain Victorian Diamond Blue White Hand Enameled Watch Necklace
Located in Valenza, IT
One-of-a-kind Round White Diamond Royal Blue with White Details Hand Enameled Victorian Watch and Necklace. Wilson & Gill is a famous jewelry Company founded in 1892 and located in R...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Enamel, 18k Gold

14ct Swiss Gold Hunter Watch, Whip & Horseshoe,Diamonds and Rubies, c1890
Located in London, GB
14ct Swiss Gold Hunter Watch,Whip & Horseshoe,Diamonds and Rubies,c1890 Lovely Hunter Pocket watch set with graduated diamonds in the horeshoe and rubies in the whip on the front. ...
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1890s Swiss Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

Art Deco Diamond and 18 Karat White Gold Cocktail Wristwatch
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Round diamond encrusted cocktail watch with decorative art deco diamond encrusted and braided wrist band, silk cord attachments. 18k white gold set with rose cut diamonds circa 1925 ...
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Early 20th Century French Victorian Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

French Gun Metal Coronet/Crown Watch Pin, 19th Century
Located in St. Catharines, ON
Made for a French baron or count, a Napoleon III gold topped openwork gun metal pin designed as a 7 pointed coronet, with gold accents, meant to suspend a pendant watch. Pendant watc...
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1870s French Antique Victorian Watches

Materials

Gilt Metal, Mixed Metal, Berlin Iron

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