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Early 20th Century Sterling Silver Green Guilloché Enamel Pendant Watch

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60-1-10040

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ABOUT THIS WATCH

This enchanting timepiece--with a Bulova movement-- is encased in sterling silver and glowing deep emerald green guilloche enamel, adorned on the front with tiny bright gold stars. The reverse side is decorated with bright gold leaves and small stylized silver crosses, while the engraved design underneath the enamel creates an intriguing optical illusion. When everyone else is checking their phones for the time, this out-of-the-ordinary watch and chic pendant combo will keep you on schedule. Early 20th century. 21 jewels. Measures 1 7/8 by 1 1/4 inches.

Details

Materials:
Silver Sterling
Length:
1 7/8 Inch
Width:
1 1/4 Inch
Height:
7/16 Inch
Gram Weight:
30.8 Grams
Period:
Early 20th Century
Maker:
Bulova Watch Movement

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