This antique, 9 karat gold English watch key is designed with a carefully chosen figured agate set in a finely made octagonal bezel. The agate is translucent and has a beautiful range of colors. It has a swivel bail so it can hang perfectly from a chain or cord.
The key is all original and in excellent condition. It retains its original steel bottom and all the charm that it has carried for 0ver 280 years.
It measures 2 inches in length from the top bail X 3/4 inches across.
Antique watch keys have become very popular as a fashion statement and many designers have replicated early signs to meet the demand.
Shown in the pictures with a chain that is sold separately. It also would be equally beautiful with a black cord or ribbon.
Circa 1840, England