I love working with Tritium! It’s exotic and fits with the steampunk ethos and appeals to the mad scientist in me. It’s estimated that Tritium will glow for 10 to 15 years. It glows continuously and does not require “charging” from a light source like glow in the dark items. It’s used in gun sights and watches.
Total of pendant section: 2 ½ inches long x 2 inches at the widest point. Fixed drop chain: From the pendant to the clasp 11 inches long including clasp.
It is designed to be worn high on the body so there is enough room for the vial section to hang. I can alter the chain if required.
Components: Pink/orange tritium vial, glass test tube, brass end cap, brass beads, clock parts, mesh eyelet, triangular brass base, copper tone beads, copper tone “beehive” end caps, brass and silver tubing, brass spring, brass washer, copper cable chain, flat brass arc, copper rolo chain, copper bar connectors, brass pin.
A RARE ART NOUVEAU “BUTTERFLIES AND BATS” POCKETWATCH, BY RENE LALIQUE Of gilt-finished jeweled lever movement, the openface pocketwatch of circular outline with blued-steel moon-style hands and applied black enameled Arabic numerals, against the gold ground accented by blue and white enameled fluttering butterflies, within a polished gold case, the reverse depicting numerous flying purplish blue enameled bats, with scattered moonstone accents, further embellished by a sculpted gold serpent bow, circa 1899-1900, with French export marks.
This is a strong masculine design - something that I want to do more of for my steampunk brothers. It will also appeal to those who like apocalyptic/atomic punk genres with that unusual silver tone pendulum alluding to the motifs of that era.