Ornate Victorian Seal Watch Fob, Engraved with “Margaret”
One of my favorite watch fobs of all time—this Victorian seal is over-the-top with her lavish carving, gorgeous heft and sentimental engraving.
Made from rich 14k gold fill, her finish is amazing given her age. She’s an English beauty through and through—complete with an ornate pattern of leaves and scrolls. The quartz seal is in great condition—backed by foil to give it sparkle, and beautifully engraved with the name Margaret in an elegant cursive font.
Watch fobs were popular during the Georgian and Victorian eras. Worn at the end of pocket watch chains, they became emblems of status, love and mourning. This example was either worn by a very fashionable gentleman—or “dandy”—to commemorate his wife, sister, daughter or lover by the name of Margaret, or by a lady of that first name. It would have been used to imprint on the wax seal of hand written correspondence.
Given all the lovely details, I suggest wearing this fob on a shorter (17-20”) chain so you can show her off. Inside an open-neck blouse or over a fine sweater would be perfect. That said, this seal has a wonderful weight that you’ll love to play with, so adding her to a longer guard or muff chain would be gorgeous too.
Here are some necklaces and antique guard chains to consider:
* Ornate Carved seal watch fob
* Clear quartz seal engraved with “Margaret”
* Large gold fill loop
* 1.1 inches long
For the Antik By SPJ collection, I take great care to find very special antique and vintage jewelry pieces and components that are of exceptional quality. It’s my passion to revive their beauty and craftsmanship in a relevant, chic way.
But they do show gentle signs of their age and history. And they deserve to be treated with care and love. Each piece is unique and tells its own story, and unless noted, cannot be altered.
Please reach out with any questions. I’m always happy to hear from you.
Shipping from United States
We'll try to get your SPJ piece to you within 7 days. If we need more time, we'll let you know when you place your order.
To insure and track each piece, we ship via Priority Mail throughout the United Staes. Lucky you, domestic shipping is free!
For international orders to Europe and Canada, we use Priority Mail International. It lets us track and insure your package--and to date, has been the most reliable service for the least cost. Delivery times run between 6-14 business days, depending on destination.
PLEASE NOTE: We declare the full value of the item on the customs form, so you may be charged a customs fee upon delivery.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Of course we want everyone to love their SPJ pieces. But we understand that people change their minds...
So, we're happy to issue a store credit for any returned pieces within 14 days. You will need to pay for return shipping.
If your SPJ piece has been damaged during shipping, please return it within 7 days and we will try to repair or replace it if possible.
Jewelry is very personal. So if you see a piece of SPJ that you love, but wish it were longer or shorter or maybe bright blue...ask us.
When possible, we're happy to customize a piece for you.