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Craig Compton 925 Memento Mori Skull Watch & Fob
Craig Compton 925 Memento Mori Skull Watch & Fob: The skull with a hinged jaw which opens to reveal a key wind watch. Fob with alternating skulls and bones. Inclusive of two keys. 13" long. Total weight: 120 g (3.87 troy oz). All measurements are approximate. Artist Biography: Craig Comption is an American, Master Horologist who designed and created a line of limited edition key wind watches in sterling silver for Alan Furman & Co. These watches are inspired by 16th and 17th centurymemento mori timepieces similar to that worn in the 16th century by Mary Queen of Scots. These time pieces were intended to be a reminder that life is brief. Biography: Craig Compton is a third generation watchmaker and woodworker whoapplies these skills to creating mechanical art, and collaborates with Cher to create mixed media works. Craig is inspired by historical jewelry, watches and automata. His most well known work is the Craig Compton Skull Watch. Reference:http://www.comptonfineart.com/ Condition: Currently running but not evaluated for accuracy.