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    What’s this?

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    Looks like it would attach to a chain so I’m going with some kind of mini weapon to attach to a pocket watch chain.

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    Grand Master abraxas's Avatar
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    Is it a sound thingy, like a whistle?
    The best creation of Rolex is "the grey market".

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    I've found out what it is, but would never have guessed.

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    Some kind of crude assassin weapon?

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    Looks like some sort of one way valve that widens if pulled the wrong way. No idea what for though. Other thing that sprang to mind was some kind of barb device for fishing

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    Looks like an early prototype diabetes finger prick device ?

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    Found out what it is - in a tangent kind of way I was on the right lines but still way wide of the mark

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    Got it! Nifty little thing for the Victorian gentleman about town.

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    Something for cigars?
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    i wont spoil the fun but have seen one of these before and interestingly enough it was attached to the item it was designed for, i'd imagine it was no match for the artful dodger though

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    Quote Originally Posted by watch-nut View Post
    i wont spoil the fun but have seen one of these before and interestingly enough it was attached to the item it was designed for, i'd imagine it was no match for the artful dodger though
    Ahh now I get it
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Yeah, saw this on one of those facebook promoted posts. I did guess it right before reading the blurb.

    My second guess was some sort of grappling hook.

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    some weird mouse trap?

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    Managed to guess what it was from the comments above. Failing that I would have ended up google image searching!

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    I know what it is but I've never understood how it was intended to work.

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    I’m looking forward to someone saying was this is, preferably before I go to bed !

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe narvey View Post
    I’m looking forward to someone saying was this is, preferably before I go to bed !
    Link, so as not to spoil it for others still guessing

    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...atch-485009492

    The function isn't what one might assume at first glance

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    What’s this?

    Quote Originally Posted by ed335d View Post
    Link, so as not to spoil it for others still guessing

    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...atch-485009492

    The function isn't what one might assume at first glance
    Argh, thank you. I can go to bed now.

    I was close with my guess and would be Interested to know if the near guess above was the same !

    Thank you
    Last edited by joe narvey; 22nd May 2020 at 00:46.

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    Snuff box?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Euan Begbie View Post
    Snuff box?


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    Ouch, did you see the spikes ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Other thing that sprang to mind was some kind of barb device for fishing
    In a way, that's pretty accurate

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    Looks painful whatever spikes find.


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    ‘Tis a Victorian solution to a severe case of constipation. Up it goes and out it comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldfort View Post
    I know what it is but I've never understood how it was intended to work.
    Just read the link and same here still can’t work out how it would work

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    A steampunk acorn?


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    I can't help thinking that, once this has deployed and prevented your watch being stolen, you're going to need to buy a new waistcoat (and consequently a whole suit). Unless it's a gold watch I'd say the gains are marginal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed335d View Post
    I've found out what it is, but would never have guessed.
    Ditto!

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    Interesting contraption. guessed what it was after some of the comments.

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