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

Antique 1897 ELGIN Pocket Watch in 14K GOLD FILLED HUNTER CASE - RUNS
Antique 1897 ELGIN Pocket Watch in 14K GOLD FILLED HUNTER CASE - RUNS $231.50 (59 Bids)
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Antique 1909 SETH THOMAS Pocket Watch MINT DIAL in NICKEL CASE - 18s - Runs
Antique 1909 SETH THOMAS Pocket Watch MINT DIAL in NICKEL CASE - 18s - Runs $80.00 (13 Bids)
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1897 HAMPDEN Grade NEW RAILWAY Pocket Watch 17 Jewels - RR GRADE - 16s - Runs
1897 HAMPDEN Grade NEW RAILWAY Pocket Watch 17 Jewels - RR GRADE - 16s - Runs $88.00 (15 Bids)
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1899 HAMPDEN NEW RAILWAY 23 Jewels Pocket Watch in TRAIN ENGRAVED CASE 18s Runs
1899 HAMPDEN NEW RAILWAY 23 Jewels Pocket Watch in TRAIN ENGRAVED CASE 18s  Runs $175.00 (10 Bids)
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HAMILTON 18 SIZE 17 JEWEL FANCY DIAL OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH
HAMILTON 18 SIZE 17 JEWEL FANCY DIAL OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH $157.50 (27 Bids)
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WALTHAM VANGUARD 21 JEWEL 18S 24 HOUR DIAL CANADIAN RAILROAD POCKET WATCH
WALTHAM VANGUARD 21 JEWEL 18S 24 HOUR DIAL CANADIAN RAILROAD POCKET WATCH $147.50 (25 Bids)
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1904 ELGIN Pocket Watch 15 JEWELS in 14 K GOLD FILLED DIAMOND HUNTER CASE - RUNS
1904 ELGIN Pocket Watch 15 JEWELS in 14 K GOLD FILLED DIAMOND HUNTER CASE - RUNS $256.50 (33 Bids)
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1800's B.LAVAL'S Improved Lever - Full Jewelled KEY WIND POCKET WATCH - RUNS
1800's B.LAVAL'S  Improved Lever - Full Jewelled KEY WIND POCKET WATCH - RUNS $90.50 (9 Bids)
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Antique Vintage 100+ Watch & Pocket Watches Complete & Movements & Parts 14k 10k
Antique Vintage 100+ Watch & Pocket Watches Complete & Movements & Parts 14k 10k $15.50 (1 Bid)
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OMEGA 21 JEWEL 16 SIZE ADJUSTED 5 POSITIONS HIGH GRADE SWISS MADE POCKET WATCH
OMEGA 21 JEWEL 16 SIZE ADJUSTED 5 POSITIONS HIGH GRADE SWISS MADE POCKET WATCH $172.50 (27 Bids)
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WALTHAM AMERICAN WATCH CO 00 SIZE 16J SCARCE TOP GRADE POCKET WATCH MVT
WALTHAM AMERICAN WATCH CO 00 SIZE 16J SCARCE TOP GRADE POCKET WATCH MVT $51.50 (11 Bids)
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1885 Elgin Grade H.H.TAYLOR Pocket Watch 15 Jewels RR GRADE - Size 18 - RUNS
1885 Elgin Grade H.H.TAYLOR  Pocket Watch 15 Jewels RR GRADE - Size 18 - RUNS $117.16 (37 Bids)
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1890 Waltham P.S. Bartlett 15 RUBY JEWELS in 14 K Gold Filled Case - 18s - Runs
1890 Waltham P.S. Bartlett 15 RUBY JEWELS  in 14 K Gold Filled Case - 18s - Runs $152.50 (35 Bids)
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1919 Elgin FATHER TIME 21 Jewels RR GRADE in 14K Gold Filled Case - 16s - Runs
1919 Elgin FATHER TIME  21 Jewels RR GRADE  in 14K Gold Filled Case - 16s - Runs $178.35 (10 Bids)
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RARE & EARLY 32MM MENS GOLD FILLED GRADE 985 "0" SIZE HAMILTON "TRENCH" WATCH
RARE & EARLY 32MM MENS GOLD FILLED GRADE 985 $157.50 (6 Bids)
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Steampunk Pocket Watch Roman numerals antique black
 Steampunk Pocket Watch  Roman numerals antique black $13.00
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ZENITH 21 JEWEL SUPERIOR ADJUSTED 5 POSITION 40mm POCKET WATCH MVT
ZENITH 21 JEWEL SUPERIOR ADJUSTED 5 POSITION 40mm POCKET WATCH MVT $147.50 (26 Bids)
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Retro Vintage Antique Steampunk Quartz Chain Necklace Pendant Gift Pocket Watch
Retro Vintage Antique Steampunk Quartz Chain Necklace Pendant Gift Pocket Watch $7.85
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Agassiz 40MM Extra 21J 8 Adj Pendantset Open Face Nickel Movement No Reserve
Agassiz 40MM Extra 21J 8 Adj Pendantset Open Face Nickel Movement No Reserve $222.50 (8 Bids)
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SALE display stands clear receive 10(TEN) Adjustable POCKET WATCH LOT OF 10
SALE display stands clear receive 10(TEN) Adjustable POCKET WATCH LOT OF 10 $24.78
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Ladies Wristwatch / Pocket Watch
Ladies Wristwatch / Pocket Watch $25.00
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HAMILTON JAZZMASTER "LINWOOD" H021530 CHRONOGRAPH-ETA 7750-RUNS GREAT-NO RESERVE
HAMILTON JAZZMASTER $357.75 (47 Bids)
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HAMILTON KHAKI FIELD H705450 42MM ETA 2824-2. RUNS GREAT-NO RESERVE!!
HAMILTON KHAKI FIELD H705450 42MM ETA 2824-2. RUNS GREAT-NO RESERVE!! $226.50 (37 Bids)
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ANTIQUE LARGE COLLECTORS ITEM WRIST OR POCKET WATCH 16'S SILVER TONE RUNS
ANTIQUE LARGE COLLECTORS ITEM WRIST OR POCKET WATCH 16'S SILVER TONE RUNS $39.95
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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 ! $60.00
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Rare circa 965 MINT Patek Philippe Platinum w/diamond dial OF Pocket Watch.
Rare circa 965 MINT Patek Philippe Platinum w/diamond dial OF Pocket Watch. $14,500.00
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18K Solid Gold Fusee - Excellent pocket watch Runs - Gold Dial - 106.7g - Minty
18K Solid Gold Fusee - Excellent pocket watch Runs - Gold Dial - 106.7g - Minty $2,200.00
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Vintage Wittnauer Geneve Pocket Watch - Runs Great
Vintage Wittnauer Geneve Pocket Watch - Runs Great $10.00
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KS Luxury Men's Half Hunter Gold Chain Hand-winding Mechanical Pocket Watch+Box
KS Luxury Men's Half Hunter Gold Chain Hand-winding Mechanical Pocket Watch+Box $39.99
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Super Nice 1967 M7 BULOVA RUNNING 17 Jewel 11ALC Luminous Hands Men’s Working
Super Nice 1967 M7 BULOVA RUNNING 17 Jewel 11ALC Luminous Hands Men’s Working $89.50
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