Antique Watch Fobs

We love wearing antique watch fobs as pendants, and right now at Gray & Davis we have a nice little collection of gold fobs set with hardstone seals. 

Four nineteenth-century watch fobs, from left to right: Reversible sardonyx cameo in 14k gold, carnelian seal intaglio in 10k gold, carnelian and bloodstone swivel-fob in 10k gold, carnelian and bloodstone swivel-fob in 9k gold. All available for sale at Gray & Davis.

Four nineteenth-century watch fobs, from left to right: Reversible sardonyx cameo in 14k gold, carnelian seal intaglio in 10k gold, carnelian and bloodstone swivel-fob in 10k gold, carnelian and bloodstone swivel-fob in 9k gold. All available for sale at Gray & Davis.

Prior to the popularization of the wrist watch during WWI, pocket watches were a necessary accessory (both in terms of fashion and function) for gentlemen of a certain social standing. Stylish gents would decorate their watch chains with all sorts of fun charms which were called fobs, after the name of the small pocket where a watch was stored. 

A man and his watch fob, c. 1900. 

A man and his watch fob, c. 1900.