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

Retro Vintage Antique Steampunk Quartz Chain Necklace Pendant Gift Pocket Watch
Retro Vintage Antique Steampunk Quartz Chain Necklace Pendant Gift Pocket Watch $7.85
Time Remaining: 11d 15h 33m
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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
Time Remaining: 13d 3h 38m
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1879 Hampden Pocket Watch WOOLWORTH 15 Jewels in Original Case MINT DIAL - Runs
1879 Hampden Pocket Watch WOOLWORTH 15 Jewels in Original Case MINT DIAL -  Runs $77.00 (24 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 28m
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RARE 1887 ILLINOIS Pocket Watch in HIDDEN KEY COIN SILVER CASE Key Wind 18s Runs
RARE 1887 ILLINOIS Pocket Watch in HIDDEN KEY COIN SILVER CASE Key Wind 18s Runs $235.00 (27 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 50m
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1896 Elgin G.M.Wheeler Pocket Watch 17 JEWELS in SCENE ENGRAVED CASE - 18s -Runs
1896 Elgin G.M.Wheeler Pocket Watch 17 JEWELS in SCENE ENGRAVED CASE - 18s -Runs $81.99 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 22m
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UNIVERSAL GENEVE STAINLESS STEEL 46mm 17 JEWEL MEN'S DRESS POCKET WATCH
UNIVERSAL GENEVE STAINLESS STEEL 46mm 17 JEWEL MEN'S DRESS POCKET WATCH $41.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 26m
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1883 ROCKFORD Key Wind Pocket Watch in 4 OZ COIN SILVER Hunter Case - 18s - Runs
1883 ROCKFORD Key Wind Pocket Watch in 4 OZ COIN SILVER Hunter Case - 18s - Runs $289.00 (23 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 59m
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Antique 1912 ELGIN Pocket Watch 17 Jewels - MINT DIAL - Size 18 - Runs
Antique 1912 ELGIN Pocket Watch 17 Jewels - MINT DIAL - Size 18 - Runs $142.50 (32 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 58m
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1921 WALTHAM Pocket Watch 17 Jewels in 14K GOLD ROLLED PLATE CASE - 12s - Runs
1921 WALTHAM Pocket Watch 17 Jewels in 14K GOLD ROLLED PLATE CASE -  12s - Runs $61.12 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 9m
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1929 ILLINOIS Pocket Watch 21 Jewels in 14K SOLID GOLD OCTAGON CASE - 12s - Runs
1929 ILLINOIS Pocket Watch 21 Jewels in 14K SOLID GOLD OCTAGON CASE - 12s - Runs $186.50 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 53m
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Antique 1921 ELGIN Pocket Watch - MINT DIAL - Size 16 - Runs
Antique 1921 ELGIN Pocket Watch - MINT DIAL  - Size 16 - Runs $52.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 36m
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1923 ELGIN 15 RUBY JEWELS Pocket Watch in 14K Gold Filled Case - Size 12 - Runs
1923 ELGIN 15 RUBY JEWELS Pocket Watch in 14K Gold Filled Case  - Size 12 - Runs $132.50 (33 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 2m
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6 Vintage Men's WATCHES 1 POCKET WATCH St Regis Pulsar Kamlin Wittnauer 10K GF
6 Vintage Men's WATCHES 1 POCKET WATCH St Regis Pulsar Kamlin Wittnauer 10K GF $2.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 15h 55m
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Antique 1902 HAMPDEN William Mc Kinley 21 JEWELS in Lift Out Case - 16s - Runs
Antique 1902 HAMPDEN William Mc Kinley  21 JEWELS  in Lift Out Case - 16s - Runs $66.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 45m
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43mm vintage Omega gray and black dial pocket watch running
43mm vintage Omega gray and black dial pocket watch running $157.50 (29 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 51m
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Elgin 39.5MM 12S 15J Fancy Dial Open Face Pendantset Nickel Movement No Reserve
Elgin 39.5MM 12S 15J Fancy Dial Open Face Pendantset Nickel Movement No Reserve $4.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8d 23m
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Vacheron Constantin 41MM 6S Recased Goldfilled Hunter No Reserve
Vacheron Constantin 41MM 6S Recased Goldfilled Hunter No Reserve $22.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9d 17h 45m
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marlboro swiss army Pocket watch
marlboro swiss army Pocket watch $65.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 17m
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Tissot Men's Pocket Watch with Chain
Tissot Men's Pocket Watch with Chain $210.00
Time Remaining: 28d 16h 56m
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RARE - 18k gold IWC pocket watch caliber 71 fishtail - one of 600
RARE - 18k gold IWC pocket watch caliber 71 fishtail - one of 600 $3,558.00 (26 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 23h 23m
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Swiss Tiffany & Co New York 29MM Hunter Leverset Nickel Movement No Reserve
Swiss Tiffany & Co New York 29MM Hunter Leverset Nickel Movement No Reserve $22.50 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 51m
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A Rare Collectible Waltham 14K solid gold Vintage Mid Size
A Rare Collectible Waltham 14K solid gold  Vintage Mid Size $780.00
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 2m
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Elgin 39.5MM 12S 21J Lord Elgin 8 Adj. Open Face Pendantset Nickel Movement
Elgin 39.5MM 12S 21J Lord Elgin 8 Adj. Open Face Pendantset Nickel Movement $0.99
Time Remaining: 8d 6m
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Agassiz For Tiffany & Co 40MM 21J Extra 8 Adj. Open Face Pendantset Movement
Agassiz For Tiffany & Co 40MM 21J Extra 8 Adj. Open Face Pendantset Movement $198.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8d 23h 53m
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Chronometer Prototype pocket watch month, day, date, moon phase watch, solid 14K
Chronometer Prototype pocket watch month, day, date, moon phase watch, solid 14K $1,650.00
Time Remaining: 12d 19h 5m
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Super Nice 1943 BULOVA RUNNING 17 Jewel 10BS Men’s 10k Rose Gold Filled RGP Tank
Super Nice 1943 BULOVA RUNNING 17 Jewel 10BS Men’s 10k Rose Gold Filled RGP Tank $26.50
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 50m
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Super Nice 1946 Lord Elgin 21 Jewel 559 Men’s 14k Gold Filled Tank Good Balance
Super Nice 1946 Lord Elgin 21 Jewel 559 Men’s 14k Gold Filled Tank Good Balance $29.50
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 40m
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2 Partial C H Meylan Nickel Movements 15.5MM And 29.5MM No Reserve
2 Partial C H Meylan Nickel Movements 15.5MM And 29.5MM No Reserve $0.99
Time Remaining: 9d 18h 3m
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Aeby & Landry Pallweber Digital Jump Hour watch conversion circa 1885, solid 14K
Aeby & Landry Pallweber Digital Jump Hour watch conversion circa 1885, solid 14K $2,650.00
Time Remaining: 15d 4h 14m
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Route 66 pocket watch with leather case
Route 66 pocket watch with leather case $14.99
Time Remaining: 7d 11h 14m
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