Pocket Watch Winder

3-D Model

This 250-year-old bronze pocket watch winder was excavated at Fort Fair Lawn, SC on October 25, 2017 by the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust.

The watch key is an early 18th century, Georgian period, double-ended crank pocket watch key. Made of bronze, this style key would have been used to wind the watch and the extension protruding from the end was used to set the watch hands. These watch keys are typically associated with period “verge fusèe” watches owned by wealthy individuals.

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