A Source For Silver Jewelry Information

Our sponsors at Silver Jewelry Crossings   Silver Jewelry Blog

Please enjoy this informational site developed for the  
enhancement of knowledge pertaining to the topic of silver jewelry. 
We welcome your articles and comments regarding silver jewelry. 

Silver Jewelry History  Silver Jewelry Articles Silver Jewelry Websites  About silverjewelryinfo  Contact Information 

Silver Jewelry Blog

Silver Jewelry Info Highlights

Real Men Wear Bling

Color Theory for Fashionistias

Diamonds Are For Everyone

Should I Start A Home Jewellery Business?

"The Bracelet" a world war II story!

Silver Pocket Watch Cases and Their Development

The Metals of Jewelry Making

Lubov (Luba) Warrack, Dedicated Silversmith and Jeweler

Men's Silver Jewelry, Online Info

Thailand Hill Tribe Silver

The Care of Sterling Silver Jewelry

Beloved...Bejeweled...Be Careful! What to Know Before You Buy Jewelry

Nineteenth-century Navajo and Pueblo silver jewelry

About Silversmithing...

submit an article...

Silver Pocket Watch Cases and Their Development
Silveroid, American ingenuity, resourcefulness and beauty.

- from an article by Terry Nelson, Antique Watch Repair Service

Waltham Santa Fe Route 18
17 Jewel Silver Pocket Watch

This great watch was manufactured by Waltham for the Santa Fe Route rail road. This watch is rather rare for several reasons. Very few of these were actually produced, and this one was made in 1896, two years after the Santa Fe Route discontinued using their famous Soap Bar Herald that was used from 1888 to 1894.

The American Railroad was the second most influential contribution to the advancement of our early nation. Our county's founding papers were first. The Railroad linked the industrialized east with the growing west. The keeping of time went hand and glove with the railroad. For safety reasons it was vital to know when a heavy loaded and fast moving train was to be on a certain stretch of track. The American Waltham pocket watch and the telegraph working together brought the standard of time, that made rail transportation safer and dependable. Soon as American watch factories perfected their manufacturing and marketing process, these prized mechanical wonders were attainable to the commoner and railroad man alike. While their protective gold cases were beautiful works of art, gold was soft and expensive. Coin silver though beautiful and more affordable than gold, was also sometimes too soft for the rugged demands placed on a pocket watch case. An alloy was developed specifically to meet the needs of the American pocket watch case that answer the question of durably and affordability. This combination of 45% nickel, 54% copper and 1% manganese was called silveroid, silverore, silverode or silverine. It was easy to polish, very hard and looked just like coin silver.

silver jewelry crossings

Click Here for Fine
Sterling Silver Jewelry Online

The early American pocket watch is prized for it's beauty and function. These watches bring very high prices today, and an American pocket watch in great condition with a coin silver case is considered rare and collectable. During lean economic times, silver was substituted for the very affordable silveroid, yet rightfully, the remaining silver cased American pocket watches will always hold their collectability and high value.

- from an article by T. Nelson, Antique Watch Repair Service

18k Gold Watch Buckles Back to top

Home Silver Jewelry History Silver Jewelry Articles Silver Jewelry Websites About silverjewelryinfo Contact Information
Bay area web design and internet marketing by d2m interactive