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This Royal Canadian Mounted Police(RCMP) knife was advertised as a watch fob
not really sure if it was used that way, but it's a nice little knife.

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Dano, your 2mm pinfire is a Japan manufactured "Little Atom" Round Butt, with the floral design grip.
It is an early manufacture with a bored through barrel, compared to the later versions that had the barrels blocked and a vent hole on the top, side or bottom of the barrel.
The overall length is approximately 1-5/8 inches.
They were made from 3-layers of die stamped brass, riveted together and nickel plated.
Dave
Here is a pair of cuff links & a tie clasp you can wear while wearing your 2mm fob on your watch chain.

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Great group of fobs, Dano! The Keystone fobs are fun to collect because there are so many varieties, and then you can go into the jewelers or states. The first two pictures are front and back from the 1893 Exposition. The last picture includes one for the Keystone Watch Club (center top).

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Dano, your 2mm pinfire is a Japan manufactured "Little Atom" Round Butt, with the floral design grip.
It is an early manufacture with a bored through barrel, compared to the later versions that had the barrels blocked and a vent hole on the top, side or bottom of the barrel.
The overall length is approximately 1-5/8 inches.
They were made from 3-layers of die stamped brass, riveted together and nickel plated.
Dave
Here is a pair of cuff links & a tie clasp you can wear while wearing your 2mm fob on your watch chain.

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Thank you so much for the information. I wondered what version it was
 

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Beautiful group of fobs! Someone certainly had a good eye for quality pieces.
 

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Hi and welcome to the NAWCC Forum

Thanks for sharing the photos of your very nice looking fob's!



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Hello,
I'm not a fob collector but found this in a junk box at a clock collector's estate sale about one month ago. The owner wasn't a watch person, but still it looks like it might be a watch fob. It's made of solid bronze and is 1.184" in diameter and 0.290" thick at the center. The slot is approx. 0.390" wide. The markings are the same on both sides.

Do you think it is a watch fob? And do you know what the letters might stand for?
Thanks for your advice.

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Hello,
{snipped] It's made of solid bronze and is 1.184" in diameter and 0.290" thick at the center. The slot is approx. 0.390" wide. The markings are the same on both sides.
Do you think it is a watch fob? And do you know what the letters might stand for? Thanks for your advice.
Yes, a fob.
My 'W.A.G" .... Elgin American Watch Co.
 
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My 'W.A.G" .... Elgin American Watch Co.
I don't think you are too far off. Elgin American I think made ladies compacts, but I don't think there is an "A" in that jumble -- that is just where the central bar of the "E" (with downward serif) crosses the middle of the "W". However, Elgin Watch Co. is a very reasonable guess.
 
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Lloyd and Jerry,
Thanks for your replies to my questions. I've ordered a strap and will try it out with a watch.
 

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This PW chain and fob was used by it's owner till almost all the gold had worn off
it must have been very precious to the original owner with his two
children's photographs in it.

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Dug this one up while metal detecting a 1840's civil war Vets house. At first i thought it was some kind of civil war medallion. The ship seemed kind of early. It appears to have 6 Cannons and 4 Turrets and it also has 2 big smoke stacks. Because i had dug up a New York State Civil war General Service button and i also dug up a General Winfield Scott Presidential campaign token, I obviously thought that this thing was of some kind of Historical significance. After posting it on several Metal Detector sites, it was determined that this was probably a Propaganda Piece Watch Fob for Remembering the sinking of the USS Maine in 1898. The image on the fob is just a generic image of the USS Maine. Still very nice and since im a watch collector its perfect for my collection.

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This PW chain and fob was used by it's owner till almost all the gold had worn off
it must have been very precious to the original owner with his two
children's photographs in it.

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Rob
That's really neat, Rob. I have one like it, a very elaborate little piece. It's a spinner with an intaglio image of a stork on one side, a bloodstone on the other, and a space for two photos inside, like yours. I'm supposing the photo is of someone's wife.

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joshwon2,

Hi and welcome to the NAWCC Forum!

Rob
 
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Well, I hesitated long enough as to whether this is truly a watch fob or not. I previewed this via Pat Holloway and she suggested I post it for opinions as to its usage. So here it is and would appreciate any info as to its intended use and whether it should really be considered a watch fob. Thanks, DA
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Looks like a watch fob to me I have a few fobs with the
exact same leather band. It could also be some sort of
loaner fob because of the number 009 on it.


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At the Colombian Expo of 1893 these cardboard fobs were strewn about to entice fair goers who found them to visit the Heinz exhibit in the Ag building where they would receive a free plastic watch charm in the shape of a pickle. -Cort

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Nice one! It would be fun to find one of those watch fobs or charms.

They have been using pickle shaped items in advertising for well over a century then! I'll bet if I go through the house I can find half a dozen pickle pins and at least one Christmas ornament.
 

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I'll bet if I go through the house I can find half a dozen pickle pins and at least one Christmas ornament
Nice
we have a fruit cake ornament o_O


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I’ve seen the pickles befor at the flea market. They are about an inch long and have “Heinz” on the side. I will snag the next one I see to keep with the fob. .-Cort
 
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I have a watch from New London, CT that I like very much, and I
came across this PW case opener. It's fairly large.

S. R. Wightman Cigars New London, Conn

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This predates watches by as much as 1500 years but it was, in fact, my GGGrandfathers watch fob. It is a carnelian scarab amulet with an intaglio carved battle scene seal banded in gold with a winged Sphinx on top. Most likely Syrian but with Egyptian and, perhaps, Greek iconography. It was likely given to him by my GGGrandmother who was a collector of ancient cylinder seals. -Cort

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That is a fantastic looking Scarab fob with great family history!

I have a few Egyptian scarabs that my dad bought at a museum
sale in the 50's(for probably .50 cents a piece). They are very cool looking


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A Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen fob is paired with my Ball RR watch. Since they represented both Pacific Electric and Philadelphia Red Arrow electric railway operators it is appropriate for my motorman uniform too.

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