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

Rare 1886 ROCKFORD Pocket Watch 11 Jewels in ALASKA SILVER CASE - Size 18 - RUNS
Rare 1886 ROCKFORD Pocket Watch 11 Jewels in ALASKA SILVER CASE - Size 18 - RUNS $214.16 (10 Bids)
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1903 WALTHAM Pocket Watch 17 Jewels MINT DIAL in 14K GOLD FILLED CASE 18s - RUNS
1903 WALTHAM Pocket Watch 17 Jewels MINT DIAL in 14K GOLD FILLED CASE 18s - RUNS $163.50 (31 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 57m
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Antique 1910 ELGIN Pocket Watch - Size 18 - Runs
Antique 1910 ELGIN Pocket Watch - Size 18 - Runs $202.50 (28 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 1m
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Rare 1915 E.Howard 21 Jewels RAILROAD CHRONOMETER Pocket Watch SERIES 11 - RUNS
Rare 1915 E.Howard 21 Jewels RAILROAD CHRONOMETER Pocket Watch  SERIES 11 - RUNS $362.00 (27 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 33m
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Model 1857 WALTHAM Key Wind Pocket Watch 15 Jewels MINT DIAL 18s RUNS Year 1875
Model 1857 WALTHAM Key Wind Pocket Watch 15 Jewels MINT DIAL 18s  RUNS Year 1875 $458.01 (33 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 41m
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HAMILTON 0 SIZE 17 JEWEL 14K GOLD HUNTING CASE LADY'S POCKET WATCH
HAMILTON 0 SIZE 17 JEWEL 14K GOLD HUNTING CASE LADY'S POCKET WATCH $116.89 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h
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49mm 14k Gold Vacheron & Constantin Pocket Watch w/ Fancy Hunting Dog Scene case
49mm 14k Gold Vacheron & Constantin Pocket Watch w/ Fancy Hunting Dog Scene case $511.00 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 11m
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1961 HAMILTON 22 Jewel Mechanical GRADE 770 Men Wrist Watch U.S.A MADE - RUNNING
1961 HAMILTON 22 Jewel Mechanical GRADE 770 Men Wrist Watch U.S.A MADE - RUNNING $101.00 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 5m
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12s Lord Elgin 14K solid White gold 19j 8 adj. running pocket watch 52g total
12s Lord Elgin 14K solid White  gold 19j  8 adj. running pocket watch 52g total $587.00
Time Remaining: 27d 30m
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1922 ELGIN 17 Ruby Jewels in STERLING SILVER TRAIN INLAY Lift Out Case 12s RUNS
1922 ELGIN 17 Ruby Jewels in STERLING SILVER TRAIN INLAY Lift Out Case 12s  RUNS $150.50 (35 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 25m
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BULOVA 1944 Swiss Pocket Watch 17AH BUY IT NOW! 17 Jewel 10k RGP Gold
BULOVA 1944 Swiss Pocket Watch 17AH BUY IT NOW! 17 Jewel 10k RGP Gold $119.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 13m
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ULYSSE NARDIN LOCLE 16 JEWEL 44mm HUNTING CASE POCKET WATCH MVT
ULYSSE NARDIN LOCLE 16 JEWEL 44mm HUNTING CASE POCKET WATCH MVT $157.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 1m
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1920 WALTHAM 15 Jewels in 14K GOLD FILLED ORNATE ENGRAVED CASE - 12s - Runs
1920 WALTHAM 15 Jewels in 14K GOLD FILLED ORNATE ENGRAVED CASE - 12s - Runs $125.25 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 22m
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HAMILTON POCKET WATCH 17 JEWEL 974 MOVEMENT WITH A FACTORY SHIPPING CONTAINER
HAMILTON POCKET WATCH 17 JEWEL 974 MOVEMENT WITH A FACTORY SHIPPING CONTAINER $9.00
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 21m
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Museum Quality One Minute Repeater Frodsham 18k Gold 52mm Antique Pocket Watch
Museum Quality One Minute Repeater Frodsham 18k Gold 52mm Antique Pocket Watch $2,026.00 (29 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 49m
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VACHERON & CONSTANTIN 20 JEWEL 43mm HIGH GRADE POCKET WATCH MVT
VACHERON & CONSTANTIN 20 JEWEL 43mm HIGH GRADE POCKET WATCH MVT $355.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 16m
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1950's RADO PURPLE HORSE 17JEWELS MECHANICAL MEN'S SWISS MADE WRIST WATCH RUN
1950's RADO PURPLE HORSE 17JEWELS  MECHANICAL MEN'S SWISS MADE WRIST WATCH  RUN $173.50 (59 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 9m
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Fossil Pocket Watch FLASHER Time FOB SILVER - LIGHTS UP
Fossil Pocket Watch FLASHER Time FOB SILVER - LIGHTS UP $10.00
Time Remaining: 21d 19h 27m
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Vintage Waltham Pocket Watch, Needs stem & Crown 15 Jewel Silverine Case
Vintage Waltham Pocket Watch, Needs stem & Crown 15 Jewel Silverine Case $4.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 46m
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Bulova Accutron Pocket Watch Swiss Made
Bulova Accutron Pocket Watch Swiss Made $25.00
Time Remaining: 5d 17h 7m
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Alangator Watch Pocket - Watch Attachment, Tactical Cover, Work Cover - USA MADE
Alangator Watch Pocket - Watch Attachment, Tactical Cover, Work Cover - USA MADE $15.95
Time Remaining: 14d 6h 1m
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TIMEX SILVER TONE POCKET WATCH W CHAIN
TIMEX SILVER TONE POCKET WATCH W CHAIN $39.50
Time Remaining: 18d 19h 19m
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1924 Elgin Pocket Watch, Grade 345, Sz 12s, 17 J, w/Chain & Knife, Not Working.
1924 Elgin Pocket Watch, Grade 345, Sz 12s, 17 J, w/Chain & Knife, Not Working. $19.99
Time Remaining: 21h 15m
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HOWARD POCKET WATCH 1915 PHILLIES NL CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED TO BEN TINCUP 14K
HOWARD POCKET WATCH 1915 PHILLIES NL CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED TO BEN TINCUP 14K $5,000.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 13m
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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
Time Remaining: 8d 1h 28m
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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 $8.34
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 33m
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Vintage Rawlings pocket watch Japan MOVT 
Vintage Rawlings pocket watch Japan MOVT  $3.99
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
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Lady Bug Pocket Watch
Lady Bug Pocket Watch $5.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 47m
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MICKEY MOUSE POCKET WATCH #6935 ORIGINAL BOX BRADLEY
MICKEY MOUSE POCKET WATCH #6935 ORIGINAL BOX BRADLEY $26.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 36m
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HEBDOMAS PATENT VISIBLE BALANCE 8 JOURS HI-GRADE POCKET WATCH MVT. NO RESERVED!
HEBDOMAS PATENT VISIBLE BALANCE 8 JOURS HI-GRADE POCKET WATCH MVT. NO RESERVED! $325.00 (67 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 46m
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