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.

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43mm High Grade swiss antique pocket watch movement 20j marked SPECIAL with Dial
43mm High Grade swiss antique pocket watch movement 20j marked SPECIAL with Dial $114.27 (16 Bids)
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Gorgeous Hamilton Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 14K Gold Filled 17J 12s
Gorgeous Hamilton Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 14K Gold Filled 17J 12s     $4.99
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Stylish gold tone quartz pocket watch and holder, with fresh battery!
Stylish gold tone quartz pocket watch and holder, with fresh battery! $4.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Hamilton Masterpiece Pocket Watch WORKING! Original BOX!
Vintage Hamilton Masterpiece Pocket Watch WORKING! Original BOX! $9.50 (5 Bids)
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Vintage Quartz Retro Pocket Watch Chain Necklace GiftBox RoseGold 2019
Vintage Quartz Retro Pocket Watch Chain Necklace GiftBox RoseGold 2019 $9.99
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1920 WALTHAM 14k Gold Filled Model 1894 15J Open Face POCKET WATCH 12s Grade 220
1920 WALTHAM 14k Gold Filled Model 1894 15J Open Face POCKET WATCH 12s Grade 220 $3.25 (2 Bids)
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LARGE LOT VINTAGE ANTIQUE POCKET WATCH CRYSTALS IN TRAY VARIOUS SIZES AND SHAPES
LARGE LOT VINTAGE ANTIQUE POCKET WATCH CRYSTALS IN TRAY VARIOUS SIZES AND SHAPES $9.99
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VINTAGE POCKET WATCH - VIRTUE SWISS MADE c/w CAL 132 MOVEMENT - WORKING (NG01)
VINTAGE POCKET WATCH - VIRTUE SWISS MADE c/w CAL 132 MOVEMENT - WORKING  (NG01) $18.71
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Hamilton Masterpiece Pocket Watch
Hamilton Masterpiece Pocket Watch $140.00
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Swiss Military Men's Watch # 6.4155 Swiss Made
Swiss Military Men's Watch # 6.4155 Swiss Made $10.50 (6 Bids)
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LACO 1925 POCKET WATCH NAVY WILHELMSHAVEN 861205 With Original Case - Excellent
LACO 1925 POCKET WATCH NAVY WILHELMSHAVEN 861205 With Original Case - Excellent $0.99
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E.Howard-Keystone Open Face Pocket Watch circa 1920-RARE-17 Jewels-ser. #846685
E.Howard-Keystone Open Face Pocket Watch circa 1920-RARE-17 Jewels-ser. #846685 $29.95 (1 Bid)
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VERY RARE VICTORINOX SWISS ARMY POCKET WATCH w/ LEATHER POUCH
VERY RARE VICTORINOX SWISS ARMY POCKET WATCH w/ LEATHER POUCH $79.99
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Swiss Unitas (ETA) 6498 Arnex Pocket Watch Conversion 44mm SERVICED Free Ship
Swiss Unitas (ETA) 6498 Arnex Pocket Watch Conversion 44mm SERVICED Free Ship $155.00
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Vintage GRUEN 15J Gold Filled Pendant / Pocket Watch ESTATE FIND
Vintage GRUEN 15J Gold Filled Pendant  / Pocket Watch  ESTATE FIND $1.25 (2 Bids)
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Barclay "Freemason" Masonic Pocket Watch, No. 94 - NEW! VERY RARE! FEW REMAIN!!
Barclay $289.00 (2 Bids)
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12 Vintage Waltham Elgin E Howard Henry Birks Merimont Pocket Watch Movement Lot
12 Vintage Waltham Elgin E Howard Henry Birks Merimont Pocket Watch Movement Lot $37.00 (8 Bids)
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VINTAGE HAMPDEN WATCH CO 12S OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT RUNNING MINT DIAL
VINTAGE HAMPDEN WATCH CO 12S OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT RUNNING  MINT DIAL $29.99
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Nicolet Ronald Reagan Presidential Pocket Watch w/ Case
Nicolet Ronald Reagan Presidential Pocket Watch w/ Case $19.99 (1 Bid)
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Mondaine Official Swiss Railways Watch Pocket Watch Stainless Steel With Chain
Mondaine Official Swiss Railways Watch Pocket Watch Stainless Steel With Chain $50.00 (1 Bid)
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RARE-EXCELLENT Cond.Skeleton Pocket Watch SHELL GIRARD-PERREGAUX
RARE-EXCELLENT Cond.Skeleton Pocket Watch SHELL GIRARD-PERREGAUX $179.00
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ANTIQUE A.W.Co. Waltham 14KT Yellow GOLD Pocket Watch & Wrist Watch Converter D4
ANTIQUE A.W.Co. Waltham 14KT Yellow GOLD Pocket Watch & Wrist Watch Converter D4 $102.50 (2 Bids)
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$20 GOLD COIN CASE COLIBRI POCKET WATCH WITH MATCHING CHAIN
$20 GOLD COIN CASE COLIBRI POCKET WATCH WITH MATCHING CHAIN $39.00
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Beautiful 1920's Art Deco Waltham Square Pocket Watch with Secometer - Repair
Beautiful 1920's Art Deco Waltham Square Pocket Watch with Secometer - Repair $10.50 (9 Bids)
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Patek Philippe Great Project mens wrist watch movement with 18k gold case back
Patek Philippe Great Project mens wrist watch movement with 18k gold case back $677.00 (43 Bids)
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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! $61.00 (9 Bids)
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RARE FANCY TRAVEL / POCKET WATCH IN WOODEN INLAY BOX CASE NEW BATTERY
RARE FANCY TRAVEL / POCKET WATCH IN WOODEN INLAY BOX CASE NEW BATTERY $4.99
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Vintage JULES JURGENSEN Quartz Date Gold Plated Full Pocket Watch With Chain
Vintage JULES JURGENSEN Quartz Date Gold Plated Full Pocket Watch With Chain $0.99 (1 Bid)
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LOT 2 MEN'S VINTAGE BULOVA WITTNAUER Pocket watch wrist watch RUNS
LOT 2 MEN'S VINTAGE  BULOVA WITTNAUER Pocket watch wrist watch RUNS $9.99
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Giordano Men's Watch 1449.VX3J New and Original
Giordano Men's Watch 1449.VX3J New and Original $0.99 (1 Bid)
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