Dare to be Different

40mm x 57mm approx.
Vintage pocket watch parts, antique silver ladies pocket watch case, velvet.

A celebration of one who goes against the flow, who dares to be different and buck the trend – not that there’s anything wrong with that! Cliches, but still a valid thing. My mother used to say “if we all looked like oranges, the world would be a boring place!”

The fish are made from balance cocks, the part of a watch that holds the hair spring and allows the timing to be adjusted. Watch screws for eyes and pieces of cogs for fins and tails. The watch case is antique hallmarked silver, possibly Swiss, (I’m guessing, so no guarantee!). I’ve velvet lined the inner chamber, which has room for a small photo, lock of hair, or similar.