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

VINTAGE MILITARY ELDON STERLING SILVER CASE MECHANICAL WRISTWATCH RUNNING GREAT
VINTAGE MILITARY ELDON STERLING SILVER CASE MECHANICAL WRISTWATCH RUNNING GREAT $37.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 33m
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Tiffany & Company Vintage Purse Watch in Leather Case
Tiffany & Company Vintage Purse Watch in Leather Case $68.00 (22 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 38m
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Hamilton Antique Pocket Watch Small Parts Ledger - Purchased From Actual Factory
Hamilton Antique Pocket Watch Small Parts Ledger - Purchased From Actual Factory $15.00
Time Remaining: 22d 16h 40m
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Vintage LL Bean - Hamilton Pocket Watch ... Manual Wind ... Cal. 649 .. Military
Vintage LL Bean - Hamilton Pocket Watch ... Manual Wind ... Cal. 649 .. Military $265.00
Time Remaining: 29d 15h 47m
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vintage tissot pocket watch
vintage tissot pocket watch $39.99
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 43m
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Hamilton pocket watch,size 12,running
Hamilton pocket watch,size 12,running $55.00
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 29m
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Ducks Unlimited Pocket Watch Rare
Ducks Unlimited Pocket Watch Rare $50.00
Time Remaining: 27d 12h 29m
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Molnija Converted Pocket Watch
Molnija Converted Pocket Watch $90.00
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 30m
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Omega 14K Gold Women's Watch 17 Jewel Original Case Runs 5667 Vintage
Omega 14K Gold Women's Watch 17 Jewel Original Case Runs 5667 Vintage $195.00
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 45m
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Vintage Timex Pocket Watch Mechanical Wind Up Gold Toned Case RUNS
Vintage Timex Pocket Watch Mechanical Wind Up Gold Toned Case RUNS $10.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 55m
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VINTAGE Alsta Mini Pocket Watch Pendant 17 Jewels Closed Face
VINTAGE Alsta Mini Pocket Watch Pendant 17 Jewels Closed Face $9.50
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 5m
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Nice 16K Solid Gold Pocket Watch in running condition - Key wind - solid Gold
Nice 16K Solid Gold  Pocket Watch in running condition - Key wind - solid Gold $475.00
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 6m
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Beautiful Waltham 10k Solid Gold 8s Antique Running 1873 Pocket Watch Minty !
Beautiful Waltham 10k Solid Gold 8s Antique Running 1873 Pocket Watch Minty ! $695.00
Time Remaining: 17d 3h 23m
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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! $195.85 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 54m
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Hamilton Railway Special Open Face Pocket Watch 21 J
Hamilton Railway Special Open Face Pocket Watch 21 J $26.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 16m
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18K Rare GREGG HAYDEN Historical Charleston, SC FUSEE - HEAVY 114g POCKET WATCH
18K Rare GREGG HAYDEN Historical Charleston, SC FUSEE - HEAVY 114g POCKET WATCH $1,895.00
Time Remaining: 15d 4h 15m
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Rare 1940's Bulova B F Goodrich Promotional Tire Pocket Watch 16J Military Hack
Rare 1940's Bulova B F Goodrich Promotional Tire Pocket Watch 16J Military Hack $499.99
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 6m
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VINTAGE 1901 WALTHAM POCKET WATCH CONVERTED WRIST WATCH 10K GOLD FILLED 115
VINTAGE 1901 WALTHAM POCKET WATCH CONVERTED WRIST WATCH 10K GOLD FILLED 115 $79.99
Time Remaining: 26d 11h 44m
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Rare 18K Solid Gold Waltham Maximus 14S 23J Pocket Watch - A scarce beauty
Rare 18K Solid Gold Waltham Maximus 14S 23J Pocket Watch - A scarce beauty  $1,796.00
Time Remaining: 17d 3h 26m
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Rewinder Zeitstück Pocket Watch w/ goofy backwards movement
Rewinder Zeitstück Pocket Watch w/ goofy backwards movement $39.99
Time Remaining: 13h 28m
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Antique European Pocket Watch / Nice Silver Hunter Case / Nice Condition/ Runs !
Antique European Pocket Watch / Nice Silver Hunter Case / Nice Condition/ Runs ! $59.00
Time Remaining: 18h 55m
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Watch-it Mens Pocket Watch Quartz Gold Plated Eagle Case 14" Chain
Watch-it Mens Pocket Watch Quartz Gold Plated Eagle Case 14 $9.95
Time Remaining: 13d 20h 56m
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ANTIQUE RAISED NUMBERS DIAL GOLD FILLED SQ. HAMILTON MYRON 980 17J WATCH MAN'S
ANTIQUE RAISED NUMBERS DIAL GOLD FILLED SQ. HAMILTON MYRON 980 17J WATCH MAN'S $185.00
Time Remaining: 23d 19h 53m
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Vintage English Pocket Watch S. John Bennett Kew A Chronometer 18KT Chronograph
Vintage English Pocket Watch S. John Bennett Kew A Chronometer 18KT Chronograph $7,500.00
Time Remaining: 17d 22h 45m
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Stauer 17 Jewel Pocket Watch, Mec Movt. Self Winding, Working
Stauer 17 Jewel Pocket Watch, Mec Movt. Self Winding, Working $17.76
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 47m
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Fossil Pocket Watch Digital Time FOB Black with LED Light Carabineer
Fossil Pocket Watch Digital Time FOB Black with LED Light Carabineer $44.99
Time Remaining: 19d 18h 15m
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Eterna Military Style Conversion Watch
Eterna Military Style Conversion Watch $429.00
Time Remaining: 10d 5h 25m
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Antique Men's Raised Number Round Face Gold Filled Wrist Watch w/ Day
Antique Men's Raised Number Round Face Gold Filled Wrist Watch w/ Day $190.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 14m
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Movado Watch 18 K yellow gold
Movado Watch 18 K yellow gold $1,995.00
Time Remaining: 25d 10h 20m
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Vintage Men's Molnija 3602 USSR Pocket Watch #2
Vintage Men's Molnija 3602 USSR Pocket Watch #2 $30.38
Time Remaining: 10d 10h 27m
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