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 1903 WALTHAM FANCY DIAL 15 Jewel Pocket Watch in NICKELOID CASE 16s - RUNS
Rare 1903 WALTHAM FANCY DIAL 15 Jewel Pocket Watch in NICKELOID CASE  16s - RUNS $70.00 (27 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 51m
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Antique 1913 HAMPDEN 17 JEWELS Pocket Watch ORIGINAL DOUBLE SUNK DIAL 18s - RUNS
Antique 1913 HAMPDEN 17 JEWELS Pocket Watch ORIGINAL DOUBLE SUNK DIAL 18s - RUNS $80.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 31m
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1900s GRUEN VERI-THIN 17Jewels Pocket Watch ORIGINAL 10 K GOLD FILLED CASE RUNS
1900s GRUEN VERI-THIN 17Jewels Pocket Watch ORIGINAL 10 K GOLD FILLED CASE  RUNS $87.39 (28 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 11m
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1876 ROCKFORD 9 Jewels KEY WIND Pocket Watch FINE SILVER HALF HUNTER CASE - RUNS
1876 ROCKFORD 9 Jewels KEY WIND Pocket Watch FINE SILVER HALF HUNTER CASE - RUNS $168.49 (42 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 6m
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1920 ELGIN Pocket Watch in 14 K GOLD FILLED HUNTER CASE - MINT DIAL - 12s - RUNS
1920 ELGIN Pocket Watch in 14 K GOLD FILLED HUNTER CASE - MINT DIAL - 12s - RUNS $265.00 (54 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 47m
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EARLY 1900's GLASHUTTE 15J SWISS POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT CONVERT TO WRISTWATCH RUN
EARLY 1900's GLASHUTTE 15J SWISS POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT CONVERT TO WRISTWATCH RUN $275.00 (31 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 23m
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Scarce Model 1893 WALTHAM 17J in 14K Gold Filled BOX HINGE DEER HUNTER CASE RUNS
Scarce Model 1893 WALTHAM 17J in 14K Gold Filled BOX HINGE DEER HUNTER CASE RUNS $425.00 (29 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 2m
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1960s PAUL BREGUETTE MECHANICAL 17 Jewels MEN Wrist Watch SWISS MADE - RUNNING
1960s PAUL BREGUETTE MECHANICAL 17 Jewels MEN Wrist Watch SWISS MADE - RUNNING $62.00 (25 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 18m
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1970 Hamilton 17 JEWELS Grade 694A AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE Men Wrist Watch RUNNING
1970 Hamilton 17 JEWELS Grade 694A AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE Men Wrist Watch RUNNING $125.50 (52 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 59m
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Vintage 1955 ERNEST BOREL COCKTAIL KALEIDOSCOPIC DIAL MEN'S WRIST WATCH - RUNS
Vintage 1955 ERNEST BOREL COCKTAIL KALEIDOSCOPIC DIAL MEN'S WRIST WATCH - RUNS $405.00 (28 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 55m
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HIGH GRADE SWISS POCKET WATCH CANDELABRA TRADEMARK NICKEL BEAUTY MOVEMENT
HIGH GRADE SWISS POCKET WATCH CANDELABRA TRADEMARK NICKEL BEAUTY MOVEMENT $149.99
Time Remaining: 1h 1m
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Ingraham Sentinel Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 16s Art Deco Running!
Ingraham Sentinel Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 16s Art Deco Running!        $1.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9d 37m
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1901 WALTHAM P.S.BARTLET 24 H DIAL 17 J in 0,900 FINE COIN SILVER CASE 18s RUNS
1901 WALTHAM P.S.BARTLET  24 H DIAL 17 J in 0,900 FINE COIN SILVER CASE 18s RUNS $255.00 (27 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 26m
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Ingraham Bristol Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 16s All Silver Color !
Ingraham Bristol Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 16s All Silver Color !        $0.01 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 9d 42m
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Vintage Pittsburg Dispatch Pocket Watch Open Face Gold and Silver Color
Vintage Pittsburg Dispatch Pocket Watch Open Face Gold and Silver Color      $5.50 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 52m
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LOOK! Ingersoll Yankee Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 16s
 LOOK! Ingersoll Yankee Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 16s        $0.01
Time Remaining: 8d 23h 57m
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LOOK! New Haven Antique Pocket Watch Open Face Art Deco 12s Running!
 LOOK! New Haven  Antique Pocket Watch Open Face Art Deco 12s Running!        $0.01
Time Remaining: 9d 47m
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Vintage Timex Pocket Watch Gold White Dial Manual Wind
Vintage Timex Pocket Watch Gold White Dial Manual Wind $35.00
Time Remaining: 24d 22h 29m
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OMEGA Pocket Watch 17 Jewels - Gold FILLED Case
OMEGA Pocket Watch 17 Jewels - Gold FILLED Case $1.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8d 18h 17m
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Pocket Watch Quartz with inscriptions and New Battery
 Pocket Watch Quartz with inscriptions and New Battery $15.99
Time Remaining: 28d 21h 50m
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LOOK! Elgin Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 15J Silveriod Case 12s Double Roller
LOOK! Elgin Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 15J Silveriod Case 12s Double Roller $10.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 2m
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Marvel Daredevil Pocket Watch
Marvel Daredevil Pocket Watch $24.99
Time Remaining: 28d 23h 11m
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HEBDOMAS PATENT VISIBLE BALANCE 8 JOURS HI-GRADE POCKET WATCH MVT. NO RESERV
HEBDOMAS PATENT VISIBLE BALANCE 8 JOURS HI-GRADE POCKET WATCH MVT. NO RESERV $112.49 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8d 5h 47m
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#53 Vintage Used Pocket Watch Hands Parts Repair SteamPunk Art Craft
#53 Vintage Used Pocket Watch Hands Parts Repair SteamPunk Art Craft $2.75 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 56m
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LOOK! - Westclox Pocket Ben Antique Pocket Watch Open Face Art Deco 45MM Runs!
LOOK! - Westclox Pocket Ben Antique Pocket Watch Open Face Art Deco 45MM Runs! $0.01 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 9d 58m
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John Wayne Men's Talking Pocket Watch with Tin
John Wayne Men's Talking Pocket Watch with Tin $24.99
Time Remaining: 22d 15h 22m
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WOW! Vintage Prince Chronometer Pocket Watch 38MM Open Face Silver Color
WOW! Vintage Prince Chronometer Pocket Watch 38MM Open Face Silver Color        $0.01 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 27m
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Antique Ingersoll Reliance Pocket Watch 1894 Open Face 12s Silver Color!
Antique Ingersoll Reliance Pocket Watch 1894 Open Face 12s Silver Color!      $1.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 26m
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Ingraham St Regis Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 12s All Silver Color!
Ingraham St Regis Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 12s All Silver Color!        $0.01
Time Remaining: 9d 23h 47m
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Rare! Vintage Military Thiel Pocket Watch Open Face Silver Color German WWII
Rare! Vintage Military Thiel Pocket Watch Open Face Silver Color German WWII  $7.00 (22 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 32m
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