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 1887 SETH THOMAS 15 Jewels Pocket Watch in 14K Gold Filled Case 18s - RUNS
Rare 1887 SETH THOMAS 15 Jewels Pocket Watch in 14K Gold Filled Case  18s - RUNS $101.00 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 8m
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1878 Waltham APPLETON TRACY 15J Pocket Watch in Heavy COIN SILVER CASE 18s RUNS
1878 Waltham APPLETON TRACY 15J Pocket Watch in Heavy COIN SILVER CASE 18s  RUNS $53.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 29m
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1882 WALTHAM P.S.BARTLETT Key Wind Pocket Watch ORIGINAL COIN SILVER CASE - RUNS
1882 WALTHAM P.S.BARTLETT Key Wind Pocket Watch ORIGINAL COIN SILVER CASE - RUNS $61.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 23h
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1902 Waltham Pocket Watch in 14K Gold Filled BIRD ENGRAVED HUNTER CASE 6s - RUNS
1902 Waltham Pocket Watch in 14K Gold Filled BIRD ENGRAVED HUNTER CASE 6s - RUNS $55.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 47m
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Antique 1900 ELGIN 15 Jewels Pocket Watch in DEER ENGRAVED CASE - 18s - RUNS
Antique 1900 ELGIN 15 Jewels Pocket Watch in DEER ENGRAVED CASE - 18s - RUNS $46.66 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 12m
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Beautiful 14K 14s Heavy Solid Gold Waltham Gentlemen's pocket watch Case.
Beautiful 14K 14s Heavy Solid Gold Waltham Gentlemen's pocket watch Case. $1,125.00
Time Remaining: 29d 17h 26m
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STUNNING!~ Elgin ~ Mens Pocket Watch Mint Display Case!
STUNNING!~ Elgin ~ Mens Pocket Watch Mint Display Case! $125.00
Time Remaining: 28d 23h 49m
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1882 ELGIN Key Wind 11j SCARCE MODEL MOVEMENT in Heavy COIN SILVER CASE 18s RUNS
1882 ELGIN Key Wind 11j SCARCE MODEL MOVEMENT in Heavy COIN SILVER CASE 18s RUNS $50.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 56m
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1918 Elgin FATHER TIME 21 Jewels RR Grade ORIGINAL 14K Gold Filled Case 16s RUNS
1918 Elgin FATHER TIME 21 Jewels RR Grade ORIGINAL 14K Gold Filled Case 16s RUNS $72.99 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 35m
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1919 BURLINGTON 21 Jewels RR Grade LIMITED APPROVAL in ORIGINAL CASE 16s - Runs
1919 BURLINGTON 21 Jewels RR Grade LIMITED APPROVAL in ORIGINAL CASE  16s - Runs $54.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 52m
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HAMPDEN Small LADYS POCKET WATCH hinting case 3/0 w/ Hand Engraved Designs DC6
 HAMPDEN Small LADYS POCKET WATCH hinting case 3/0 w/ Hand Engraved Designs  DC6 $0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 36m
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FUSEE REPEATER POCKET WATCH PARTS + GONGS
FUSEE REPEATER POCKET WATCH PARTS + GONGS $35.00
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 24m
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#64 Vintage NOS Pocket Watch Screws Parts Repair Replace SteamPunk Craft Art
#64 Vintage NOS Pocket Watch Screws Parts Repair Replace SteamPunk Craft Art   $2.75 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 41m
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#2 Vintage Used Pocket Watch Chain Parts Repair Replace SteamPunk Art Craft
#2 Vintage Used Pocket Watch Chain Parts Repair Replace SteamPunk Art Craft $2.75
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 54m
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#B5 Vintage NOS Pocket Watch Main Spring Barrel Parts Repair SteamPunk Art Craft
#B5 Vintage NOS Pocket Watch Main Spring Barrel Parts Repair SteamPunk Art Craft $2.75
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 33m
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RELIC BY FOSSIL POCKET WATCH SILVER TONE /NEW BATTERY CHAIN
RELIC BY FOSSIL POCKET WATCH SILVER TONE /NEW BATTERY CHAIN $14.50
Time Remaining: 29d 18h 8m
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BENRUS pocket watch /chain QUARTZ runs KEEPS GOOD TIME
BENRUS pocket watch /chain QUARTZ runs KEEPS GOOD TIME $4.99
Time Remaining: 8h 50m
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Illinois Bunn Special Open Face Pocket Watch (16 Size, 21 Jewel) Circa 1918
Illinois Bunn Special Open Face Pocket Watch (16 Size, 21 Jewel) Circa 1918 $125.00
Time Remaining: 7d 13h 57m
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FUSEE POCKET WATCH REPEATER GONGS & MAIN PLATES
FUSEE POCKET WATCH REPEATER GONGS & MAIN PLATES $39.99
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 23m
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1940s Girard-Perregaux Co 7 Jewel Special Skeleton Pocket Watch
1940s Girard-Perregaux Co 7 Jewel Special Skeleton Pocket Watch $19.99
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 49m
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Vintage Hidden Liberty Coin Pocket Watch Louvic Working Pendant Watch
Vintage Hidden Liberty Coin Pocket Watch Louvic Working Pendant Watch $275.00
Time Remaining: 26d 16h 42m
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Favre-Leuba Geneve pocket watch
 Favre-Leuba Geneve pocket watch $36.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 26m
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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: 12d 1h 42m
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#13 Vintage Used Waltham Pocket Watch Dials PartsRepair SteamPunk Art Craft
#13 Vintage Used Waltham Pocket Watch Dials PartsRepair SteamPunk Art  Craft $2.75
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 45m
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Necklace Watch Gold Tone Ladies Pocket Watch 1928 Quartz TimePiece Analog Watch
Necklace Watch Gold Tone Ladies Pocket Watch 1928 Quartz TimePiece Analog Watch $36.99
Time Remaining: 14d 17h 49m
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RARE Tiffany & Co, by Patek Philippe Minute Repeater 48mm 18k Gold Pocket Watch
RARE Tiffany & Co, by Patek Philippe Minute Repeater 48mm 18k Gold Pocket Watch $19,500.00
Time Remaining: 29d 19h 16m
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Vintage Joseph Magnin Pocket Watch Working Condition
Vintage Joseph Magnin Pocket Watch Working Condition $9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 54m
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Tissot Quartz Pocket Watch with Chain
Tissot Quartz Pocket Watch with Chain $65.00
Time Remaining: 25d 20h 56m
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fine old Waltham pocket watch in 14K gold filled case with chain and knife
fine old Waltham pocket watch in 14K gold filled case with chain and knife $85.00
Time Remaining: 6d 14h 10m
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BEAUTIFUL MENS 18K SOLID GOLD HEAVY 16s FUSEE POCKET WATCH - EXCELLENT -106g
BEAUTIFUL MENS 18K SOLID GOLD HEAVY 16s  FUSEE  POCKET WATCH - EXCELLENT -106g $2,200.00
Time Remaining: 22d 16h 52m
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