The beauty and craftsmanship is something to appreciate in each of these time pieces. The older watches tend to be more valuable than the new versions on the market. Originally, these time pieces were made with gold or silver and inlaid with precious stones. They were the common way to mark the time from the 16th century and declined in popularity once the wristwatch was introduced around the time of World War I. Needless to say, keeping up with a valuable pocket watch just wasn’t plausible during combat in the trenches.
You may not know that Zippo Lighters’ origin came from the observation made by a gentleman attending a dinner dance at the Bradford Country Club in Bradford, PA in 1932. The poor fellow trying to light his smoke had to use both hands to get the Austrian-made lighter to come to life, and its thin metal surface dented easily to boot. It was the attendee, George G Blaisdell, who later would come to be known as “Mr. Zippo,” who made that
Native Americans were known for their fascinating jewelry creations. From the earliest of times, tools fashioned to cut thru natural stones have been found and give testimony to the native peoples love of adornment in the form of bracelets, cuffs, necklaces, chokers, and rings to name a few. While many natural stones were used in these artistic works, turquoise became the favorite for the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni tribes of the Southwest United States.