This Mullingar Pewter Men's Pocket Watch features an Ireland Map Design embossed on the face. Handcrafted in the Mullingar Pewter workshop in the midlands of Ireland, this authentic Irish piece is a fitting ode to one's Irish heritage. A fitting gift for the groomsman or best man on a wedding day. A pewter pocket watch is the perfect accessory for an Irish tweed vest, to complete the traditional Irish look. It would also be a perfect Celtic gift for him, or even yourself!
About the Maker
In 1974, Paddy Collins revived the ancient craft of pewter manufacturing in Ireland, establishing his workshop in the picturesque town of Mullingar, County Westmeath. Pewter has existed since ancient Egyptian and Roman times (as an alloy of tin mixed mainly with copper and antimony), and came to Ireland 800 years ago, becoming fashionable among the wealthy and for ceremonial purposes. Mullingar Pewter combines traditional handcrafted techniques that take many years to perfect, along with modern advances (modern pewter no longer contains lead, for instance), producing wonderful heritage gifts.