Pocket Watches

Early Pocket WatchesNot like today´s Pocket Watches the first timepieces to be worn, made in 16th century Europe, were transitional in size between clocks and watches. These 'clock-watches' were fastened to clothing or worn on a chain around the neck. They were heavy drum shaped cylindrical brass boxes several inches in diameter, engraved and ornamented. They had only an hour hand. The face was not covered with glass, but usually had a hinged brass cover, often decoratively pierced with grillwork so the time could be read without opening. The movement was made of iron or steel and held together with tapered pins and wedges, until screws began to be used after 1550. Many of the movements included striking or alarm mechanisms. The shape later evolved into a rounded form; these were later called Nuremberg eggs. Still later in the century there was a trend for unusually shaped watches, and clock-watches shaped like books, animals, fruit, stars, flowers, insects, crosses, and even skulls (Death's head watches) were made.

Some affordable Pocket Watches for Sale

KS Luxury Men's Half Hunter Gold Chain Hand-winding Mechanical Pocket Watch+Box
KS Luxury Men's Half Hunter Gold Chain Hand-winding Mechanical Pocket Watch+Box $35.99
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Vintage English Pocket Watch S. John Bennett Kew A Chronometer 18kt Chronograph
Vintage English Pocket Watch S. John Bennett Kew A Chronometer 18kt Chronograph $7,500.00
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Retro Vintage Antique Steampunk Quartz Chain Necklace Pendant Gift Pocket Watch
Retro Vintage Antique Steampunk Quartz Chain Necklace Pendant Gift Pocket Watch $6.85
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Absolutely Beautiful gold filled Elgin pocket watch open face size12 Ticks Well
Absolutely Beautiful gold filled Elgin pocket watch open face size12 Ticks Well $125.00
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A Rare Collectible Waltham 14K solid gold Vintage Mid Size
A Rare Collectible Waltham 14K solid gold  Vintage Mid Size $780.00
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Hamilton Antique Pocket Watch Small Parts Ledger - Purchased From Actual Factory
Hamilton Antique Pocket Watch Small Parts Ledger - Purchased From Actual Factory $14.25
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Illinois Guardsman "Secometer Seconds" 14KGF Two Tone Case
Illinois Guardsman $650.00
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18kt Solid Gold Ulysse Nardin With Box Medical Pulsations Chronograph Mint 50mm
18kt Solid Gold Ulysse Nardin With Box Medical Pulsations Chronograph Mint 50mm $5,001.00
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut Stainless Steel 5065
Patek Philippe Aquanaut Stainless Steel 5065 $14,999.00
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Hamilton Antique Pocket Watch Small Parts Ledger - Purchased From Actual Factory
Hamilton Antique Pocket Watch Small Parts Ledger - Purchased From Actual Factory $15.00
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Patek Philippe & Co. Stainless Steel Watch.
Patek Philippe & Co.  Stainless Steel Watch. $3,399.00
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ANTIQUE RAISED NUMBERS DIAL GOLD FILLED SQUARE HAMILTON 980 17J WATCH
ANTIQUE RAISED NUMBERS DIAL GOLD FILLED SQUARE HAMILTON 980 17J WATCH $225.00
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2 20's Waltham RUBY & Elgin LADY RAYMOND Movements & Dials
2 20's Waltham RUBY & Elgin LADY RAYMOND Movements & Dials $19.00
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WWI/MILTIARY/USA NAVY/Historical Hamilton&Inches Edinburch silver pocket watch
WWI/MILTIARY/USA NAVY/Historical Hamilton&Inches Edinburch silver pocket watch $595.00
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Antique Men's Raised Number Round Face Gold Filled Wrist Watch w/ Day
Antique Men's Raised Number Round Face Gold Filled Wrist Watch w/ Day $215.00
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Chopard Mille Miglia Stainless Steel 12/8344 W/ Box
Chopard Mille Miglia Stainless Steel 12/8344 W/ Box $1,899.00
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ANTIQUE DOXA WATCH
ANTIQUE DOXA WATCH $100.00
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ALL ORIGINAL Serviced CHRONOMETRE OMEGA 1923 Swiss Hi Grade Wrist Watch Perfect
ALL ORIGINAL Serviced CHRONOMETRE OMEGA 1923 Swiss Hi Grade Wrist Watch Perfect $380.00
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Men's vintage 14k gold hampden wrist watch
Men's vintage 14k gold hampden wrist watch $325.00
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Hard To Find Luminious Paint For Vintage Watch Dials and Hands For Auction
Hard To Find Luminious Paint For Vintage Watch Dials and Hands For Auction $16.95
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1900's Military Longines Wrist Watch Silver Borgel Case. 18 Jewels High Grade
1900's Military Longines Wrist Watch Silver Borgel Case. 18 Jewels  High Grade $375.00
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VERY Nice 1947 BULOVA RUNNING 21 Jewel 7AK Men’s 14k Gold Filled Tank Wristwatch
VERY Nice 1947 BULOVA RUNNING 21 Jewel 7AK Men’s 14k Gold Filled Tank Wristwatch $29.50 (1 Bid)
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Hard To Find Luminious Paint For Vintage Watch Dials and Hands buy it now option
Hard To Find Luminious Paint For Vintage Watch Dials and Hands buy it now option $19.95
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Breitling Skyracer Raven Chronograph Stainless Steel A27364
Breitling Skyracer Raven Chronograph Stainless Steel A27364 $3,499.00
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Early BEAUCOURT GAULOISE '1880 Antique French Wrist Watch Perfect Serviced
Early BEAUCOURT GAULOISE '1880 Antique French Wrist Watch Perfect Serviced $220.00
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Cartier Tank Solo Stainless Steel 2715
Cartier Tank Solo Stainless Steel 2715 $1,999.00
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Heavy 18K Solid Gold Antique 16s Pocket Watch - 88 grams - Key Wind - Nice Case
Heavy 18K Solid Gold  Antique 16s Pocket Watch - 88 grams - Key Wind - Nice Case $69.87 (16 Bids)
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WW2 Years Antique Swiss GOLIATH HI GRADE Wrist Watch Perfect Fully Serviced
WW2 Years Antique Swiss GOLIATH HI GRADE Wrist Watch Perfect Fully Serviced $320.00
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STAUFFER ANTIQUE VINTAGE C1895 SOLID 18K GOLD MANS VEST POCKET WATCH SERVICED
STAUFFER ANTIQUE VINTAGE C1895 SOLID 18K GOLD MANS VEST POCKET WATCH SERVICED $1,295.00
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Patek Phillipe Ellipse 18K YG 4226
Patek Phillipe Ellipse 18K YG 4226 $3,999.00
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