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

1887 ELGIN Pocket Watch in ORIGINAL NICKEL SILVER CASE - Size 18 - RUNS
1887 ELGIN Pocket Watch  in  ORIGINAL NICKEL SILVER CASE - Size 18 - RUNS $127.50 (35 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 13m
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1877 HAMPDEN Key Wind Pocket Watch MINT DIAL in FINE COIN SILVER CASE 18s - RUNS
1877 HAMPDEN Key Wind Pocket Watch MINT DIAL in FINE COIN SILVER CASE 18s - RUNS $209.50 (28 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 19m
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1906 WALTHAM Pocket Watch in LIFT OUT CASE - MINT DIAL - Size 18 - RUNS
1906 WALTHAM Pocket Watch in LIFT OUT CASE - MINT DIAL - Size 18 - RUNS $144.50 (36 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 18m
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1900's LIMIT 15 Jewels Swiss Made Pocket Watch in ENGLISH TRADE MARK CASE - RUNS
1900's LIMIT 15 Jewels Swiss Made Pocket Watch in ENGLISH TRADE MARK CASE - RUNS $100.00 (27 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 36m
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1906 BURLINGTON 15 Jewels Pocket Watch in 14K GOLD FILLED ORNATE CASE 16s - RUN
1906 BURLINGTON 15 Jewels Pocket Watch in 14K GOLD FILLED ORNATE CASE 16s - RUN $142.50 (31 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 9m
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Scarce Model 1893 WALTHAM ROYAL 17 Jewels Pocket Watch in NICKEL CASE 16s - RUNS
Scarce Model 1893 WALTHAM ROYAL 17 Jewels Pocket Watch in NICKEL CASE 16s - RUNS $182.50 (29 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 32m
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Rare 1908 HAMPDEN 21 Jewels Pocket Watch RR GRADE in DISPLAY CASE - 18s - RUNS
Rare 1908 HAMPDEN 21 Jewels Pocket Watch  RR GRADE  in DISPLAY CASE - 18s - RUNS $384.00 (26 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 40m
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1893 ELGIN 15 JEWELS POCKET WATCH in 14K GOLD FILLED ORNATE CASE Size 18 - RUNS
1893 ELGIN 15 JEWELS POCKET WATCH in 14K GOLD FILLED ORNATE CASE  Size 18 - RUNS $127.50 (25 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 57m
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Rare 1898 WALTHAM Pocket Watch in 14 K SOLID GOLD HUNTER CASE - MINT DIAL - RUNS
Rare 1898 WALTHAM Pocket Watch in 14 K SOLID GOLD HUNTER CASE - MINT DIAL - RUNS $565.00 (44 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 53m
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Rare 1920 ILLINOIS TRANSIT 19 Jewels in 14K GOLD FILLED Case MINT DIAL 16s RUNS
Rare 1920 ILLINOIS TRANSIT 19 Jewels in 14K GOLD FILLED Case MINT DIAL 16s  RUNS $201.50 (22 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 45m
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1873 WASHINGTON SENATE 17 Jewels RR GRADE in 14K GOLD FILLED HUNTING CASE - RUNS
1873 WASHINGTON SENATE 17 Jewels RR GRADE in 14K GOLD FILLED HUNTING CASE - RUNS $255.00 (33 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 24m
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1912 HAMPDEN WM. McKinley 21 JEWELS in ORIGINAL 14 K GOLD FILLED CASE 16s - RUNS
1912 HAMPDEN WM. McKinley 21 JEWELS in ORIGINAL 14 K GOLD FILLED CASE 16s - RUNS $161.00 (35 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 1m
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Quartz Pocket Watch. Runs.
Quartz Pocket Watch. Runs. $6.95
Time Remaining: 14d 20h 24m
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Vintage Rockford Railroad Pocket Watch 21 Jewels Circa 1800s
Vintage Rockford Railroad Pocket Watch 21 Jewels Circa 1800s $19.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 32m
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RARE 1960'S SPECIAL BELLE SUISSE ART-DECO DIAL & CASE VINTAGE MENS POCKET-WATCH
 RARE 1960'S SPECIAL BELLE SUISSE ART-DECO DIAL & CASE VINTAGE MENS POCKET-WATCH $9.99
Time Remaining: 7d 8h
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Skeleton Pocket Watch Mechanical Hand Winding and Chain Steampunk Cosplay Reloj
Skeleton Pocket Watch Mechanical Hand Winding and Chain Steampunk Cosplay Reloj $14.75
Time Remaining: 1h 52m
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Pocket Watch With Golfer
Pocket Watch With Golfer $5.00
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 24m
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Delaware 17 Jewel Pocket Watch w/ Chain...Mechanical Wind Up...RUNS
Delaware 17 Jewel Pocket Watch w/ Chain...Mechanical Wind Up...RUNS $45.00
Time Remaining: 16d 1h 34m
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Mondaine Alarm Pocket Watch Pocket Watch, As-Is. Unused
 Mondaine Alarm Pocket Watch Pocket Watch, As-Is. Unused $44.99
Time Remaining: 29d 17h 59m
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Hamilton Pocket Watch 912 17 Jewels
Hamilton Pocket Watch 912 17 Jewels $25.00
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 5m
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ILLINOIS WINDING POCKET WATCH
ILLINOIS WINDING POCKET WATCH $16.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 30m
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ANTIQUE ART DECO ELGIN POCKET WATCH "FIRST" WRISTWATCH FANCY ENGRAVED CASE NR
ANTIQUE ART DECO ELGIN POCKET WATCH $4.81 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 41m
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Levi's Strauss pocket watch New Battery
Levi's Strauss pocket watch  New Battery $10.99
Time Remaining: 15d 2h 9m
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Vintage Wakmann 17J Railroad Pocket Watch
Vintage Wakmann 17J Railroad Pocket Watch $0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 22m
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SWISS ARMY MARLBORO POCKET WATCH MEN’S - ORIGINAL BOX AND LEATHER POUCH
SWISS ARMY MARLBORO POCKET WATCH MEN’S - ORIGINAL BOX AND LEATHER POUCH $49.99
Time Remaining: 9d 4h 4m
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Hamilton 900 Wristwatch. Pocket watch movement conversion. 7
Hamilton 900 Wristwatch. Pocket watch movement conversion. 7 $600.00
Time Remaining: 14d 6h 39m
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Vintage SILVER large antique REGENT HABMANN Hunt Hunter Hunting pocket watch
Vintage SILVER large antique REGENT HABMANN Hunt Hunter Hunting pocket watch $19.99
Time Remaining: 9d 3h 55m
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KACO 17 JEWEL INCABLOC SWISS POCKET WATCH
KACO 17 JEWEL INCABLOC  SWISS POCKET WATCH $7.99
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 36m
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B10 Vintage Used Illinios Pocket Watch Movement, Enamel Dials Parts Repair Craft
B10 Vintage Used Illinios Pocket Watch Movement, Enamel Dials Parts Repair Craft $14.50 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 20h 30m
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Stuhrling 6053 Men's Vintage Mechanical Skeleton Stainless Steel Pocket Watch
Stuhrling  6053 Men's Vintage Mechanical Skeleton Stainless Steel Pocket Watch $84.95
Time Remaining: 12d 1h 10m
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