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 44mm A.LANGE & SOHNE antique pocket watch movement, project needs help
RARE 44mm A.LANGE & SOHNE antique pocket watch movement, project needs help $118.50 (11 Bids)
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RARE 39mm Agassiz Antique Swiss high grade pocket watch movement w/dial
RARE 39mm  Agassiz Antique Swiss high grade pocket watch movement w/dial $213.50 (9 Bids)
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RARE Massive 68mm 24 Hour Dial Marked Chronometer Antique Pocket Watch
RARE Massive 68mm 24 Hour Dial Marked Chronometer Antique Pocket Watch $68.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 34m
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1917 WALTHAM 15 JEWELS Pocket Watch in FINE SILVER GOLD DEER INLAY CASE 18s RUNS
1917 WALTHAM 15 JEWELS Pocket Watch in FINE SILVER GOLD DEER INLAY CASE 18s RUNS $11.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 39m
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RARE 23j 43mm Tiffany & Co Chronograph High Grade antique pocket watch movement
RARE 23j 43mm Tiffany & Co Chronograph High Grade antique pocket watch movement $183.25 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 8m
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Antique 1912 18 K SOLID GOLD SWISS POCKET WATCH 15 jewels MINT DIAL - RUNS
Antique 1912 18 K SOLID GOLD SWISS POCKET WATCH 15 jewels MINT DIAL - RUNS $48.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 3m
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RARE 4stars 17j 16s Order of Railroad Telegraphers Ball pocket watch movement
RARE 4stars 17j 16s Order of Railroad Telegraphers Ball pocket watch movement $88.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 22m
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1895 ELGIN 11 Jewels Pocket Watch in FINE COIN SILVER CASE - Size 18 - RUNS
1895 ELGIN 11 Jewels Pocket Watch in FINE COIN SILVER CASE - Size 18 - RUNS $17.50 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 31m
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1916 THE AUTOCRAT ILLINOIS 17 J Pocket Watch in 14 K GOLD FILLED CASE 12s - RUNS
1916 THE AUTOCRAT ILLINOIS 17 J Pocket Watch in 14 K GOLD FILLED CASE 12s - RUNS $9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 15m
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RARE FIND! 43mm Open Face Rolex antique pocket watch movement, needs cleaning
RARE FIND! 43mm Open Face Rolex antique pocket watch movement, needs cleaning $258.00 (26 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 53m
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1940s CONCORD 14K SOLID GOLD 17J MECHANICAL 245B MEN'S WRISTWATCH SWISS MADE RUN
1940s CONCORD 14K SOLID GOLD 17J MECHANICAL 245B MEN'S WRISTWATCH SWISS MADE RUN $11.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 59m
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Rare 1913 E.HOWARD 23 Jewels in ORIGINAL 14K GOLD FILLED CASE and BOX 12s RUNS
Rare 1913 E.HOWARD 23 Jewels in ORIGINAL 14K GOLD FILLED CASE and BOX 12s  RUNS $21.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 28m
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Antique Waltham 14KGF 15J Ladies Pocket/Wrist Watch-Working 1917 #19623144!
 Antique Waltham 14KGF 15J Ladies Pocket/Wrist Watch-Working 1917 #19623144! $45.00
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Vintage Hamilton Pocket watch Relief Dial inlay 912 USA 17 jwls 1930's gold fill
Vintage Hamilton Pocket watch Relief Dial inlay 912 USA 17 jwls 1930's gold fill $169.00
Time Remaining: 25d 19h 2m
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ANTIQUE MECHANICAL POCKET WATCH WRIST WATCH GOLD FILL RUNS NO RESERVE #6414-10
ANTIQUE MECHANICAL POCKET WATCH WRIST WATCH GOLD FILL RUNS NO RESERVE #6414-10 $2.25 (2 Bids)
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Gorgeous Elgin Antique Pocket Watch Open Face Silver Color 15J 18s NICE!
Gorgeous Elgin Antique Pocket Watch Open Face Silver Color 15J 18s NICE!     $14.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 18h 28m
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Swiss Unitas (ETA) 6498 BAYLOR Pocket Watch Conversion 44mm SERVICED
Swiss Unitas (ETA) 6498 BAYLOR Pocket Watch Conversion 44mm SERVICED $160.00
Time Remaining: 27d 18h 34m
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Swiss Unitas (ETA) 6498 CARAVELLE Pocket Watch Conversion 44mm SERVICED
Swiss Unitas (ETA) 6498 CARAVELLE Pocket Watch Conversion 44mm SERVICED $160.00
Time Remaining: 27d 18h 46m
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WOW! Antique Pocket Watch Open Face Swing Out Case & Crystal SILVEROID 18s
WOW! Antique Pocket Watch Open Face Swing Out Case & Crystal SILVEROID 18s     $4.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7d 18h 31m
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Rare 1890 ELGIN CONVERTIBLE MODEL 15 J RR GRADE in FLORAL ENGRAVED CASE 16s RUNS
Rare 1890 ELGIN CONVERTIBLE MODEL 15 J RR GRADE in FLORAL ENGRAVED CASE 16s RUNS $9.99
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 11m
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1960 GRUEN PRECISION 17 Jewels MECHANICAL MEN'S Wrist Watch SWISS MADE RUNNING
1960 GRUEN PRECISION 17 Jewels MECHANICAL MEN'S Wrist Watch SWISS MADE  RUNNING $9.99
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 7m
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Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Watch Stainless Steel Water resistant to 100 meters
Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Watch Stainless Steel Water resistant to 100 meters $15.88
Time Remaining: 5d 6h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $88.00
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Swiss Unitas (ETA) 6498 CLINTON Pocket Watch Conversion 44mm SERVICED
Swiss Unitas (ETA) 6498 CLINTON Pocket Watch Conversion 44mm SERVICED $160.00
Time Remaining: 27d 19h 1m
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Gruen Precision Pocket Watch 17 jewels
Gruen Precision Pocket Watch 17 jewels $10.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 19h 23m
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Vintage Lot of 49 Pocket / watch Swiss / Japan Movement Parts 520 Grams
Vintage Lot of 49 Pocket / watch Swiss / Japan Movement Parts 520 Grams $23.06 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 16m
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Swiss Army Men's Pocket Watch Marlboro Unlimited II - New/Mint-in-Box!
Swiss Army Men's Pocket Watch Marlboro Unlimited II - New/Mint-in-Box!  $52.00
Time Remaining: 11h 48m
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Vintage Quartz Retro Pocket Watch Chain Necklace GiftBox Analog PWQ002
Vintage Quartz Retro  Pocket Watch Chain Necklace GiftBox Analog PWQ002 $9.99
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 26m
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VINTAGE RAILWAY WORKER POCKET WATCH REGULATEUR FROM 1920 ?? UNKNOWN ??
VINTAGE RAILWAY WORKER POCKET WATCH REGULATEUR FROM 1920 ??  UNKNOWN ?? $14.99
Time Remaining: 5d 17h 9m
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Swiss Military Men's Watch # 6.4155 Swiss Made
Swiss Military Men's Watch # 6.4155 Swiss Made $15.00 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 10m
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1886 VINTAGE Illinois 18s 11 Jewel Pocket Watch in an OreSilver Case - 605691
1886 VINTAGE Illinois 18s 11 Jewel Pocket Watch in an OreSilver Case - 605691 $14.99 (1 Bid)
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