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 1901 ELGIN 15 JEWELS POCKET WATCH - Size 18 - RUNS
Antique 1901 ELGIN 15 JEWELS POCKET WATCH  - Size 18 - RUNS $33.01 (12 Bids)
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Vintage 1920's Longines Pocket Watch-10K-w/ case, 15 Jewels-crystal crack,(AE)
Vintage 1920's Longines Pocket Watch-10K-w/ case, 15 Jewels-crystal crack,(AE) $31.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 8h 57m
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1937 BULOVA 14K SOLID GOLD 17 JEWELS MECHANICAL MEN'S Wrist Watch U
1937 BULOVA 14K SOLID GOLD 17 JEWELS MECHANICAL MEN'S Wrist Watch U $177.50 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 49m
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Antique 1929 ILLINOIS 15J Mechanical FANCY CASE Men's Wrist Watch U.S.A MADE RUN
Antique 1929 ILLINOIS 15J Mechanical FANCY CASE Men's Wrist Watch U.S.A MADE RUN $89.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 45m
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1944 HAMILTON 17 Jewels Grade 980 Mechanical Men Wrist Watch U.S.A MADE RUNNING
1944 HAMILTON 17 Jewels Grade 980 Mechanical Men Wrist Watch U.S.A MADE  RUNNING $12.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 13m
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Rare 1885 E.HOWARD 15 J SERIES VIII in 14K Gold Filled Case MINT DIAL 18s - RUNS
Rare 1885 E.HOWARD 15 J SERIES VIII in 14K Gold Filled Case MINT DIAL 18s - RUNS $45.99 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 53m
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Vintage Gruen Pocket Watch Size 10 Reinforced White Gold rare 19 jewel Works
Vintage Gruen Pocket Watch Size 10 Reinforced White Gold rare 19 jewel Works $229.00
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 59m
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N.H. Watch Co. Antique Open Face Pocket Watch 21J 18s Train Gold Filled!
N.H. Watch Co. Antique Open Face Pocket Watch 21J 18s Train Gold Filled!       $36.00 (14 Bids)
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Beautiful Hamilton Antique Open Face Pocket Watch 17J 12s Gold Filled!
Beautiful Hamilton Antique Open Face Pocket Watch 17J 12s Gold Filled!        $45.00 (15 Bids)
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Beautiful Tavannes Antique Open Face Pocket Watch 7J 3-0s Silver Color!
Beautiful Tavannes Antique Open Face Pocket Watch 7J 3-0s Silver Color!       $12.00 (7 Bids)
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1940s CONCORD 14K SOLID GOLD 17J MECHANICAL 245B MEN'S WRISTWATCH SWISS MADE RUN
1940s CONCORD 14K SOLID GOLD 17J MECHANICAL 245B MEN'S WRISTWATCH SWISS MADE RUN $177.50 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 5m
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LOOK! Beautiful Elgin Antique Open Face Pocket Watch 7J 14s Gold Filled!
LOOK! Beautiful Elgin Antique Open Face Pocket Watch 7J 14s Gold Filled!       $16.25 (8 Bids)
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1904 ELGIN 15 JEWELS in 14K Gold Filled ORNATE ENGRAVED HUNTER CASE - 6s - RUNS
1904 ELGIN 15 JEWELS in 14K Gold Filled ORNATE ENGRAVED HUNTER CASE - 6s - RUNS $33.01 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 9m
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route 66 pocket watch in leather case and original collector tin
route 66 pocket watch in leather case and original collector tin $45.00
Time Remaining: 29d 23h 29m
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Elgin Antique Open Face Pocket Watch Gold Filled 17J Dbl Roller 12s 1918
Elgin Antique Open Face Pocket Watch Gold Filled 17J Dbl Roller 12s 1918      $4.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7d 5h 44m
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1970 OMEGA 17 JEWELS CAL 601 MECHANICAL MEN'S WRISTWATCH - SWISS MADE - RUNNING
1970 OMEGA 17 JEWELS CAL 601 MECHANICAL MEN'S  WRISTWATCH - SWISS MADE - RUNNING $212.50 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 57m
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Reuge Music Pocket Watch Swiss Excellent Shape Runs Great 64MM
Reuge Music Pocket Watch  Swiss Excellent Shape Runs Great 64MM $409.00 (50 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 41m
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Aristo Pocket Watch SWISS made APOLLO 7 jewels WORKING
Aristo Pocket Watch SWISS made APOLLO 7 jewels WORKING $9.50
Time Remaining: 1h 34m
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Vintage Sperina dial Pocket Watch
Vintage Sperina dial Pocket Watch $1.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2h 37m
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Bulova Pocket Watch With Knife NICE PIECE QYE6
Bulova Pocket Watch With Knife  NICE PIECE  QYE6 $35.00 (1 Bid)
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WOW Beautiful Elgin Antique Open Face Pocket Watch 17J Adj 12s Silveroid!
WOW Beautiful Elgin Antique Open Face Pocket Watch 17J Adj 12s Silveroid!       $45.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 10m
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SWISS Pocket Watch SWISS ARMY w/leather case
SWISS Pocket Watch SWISS ARMY w/leather case $70.00
Time Remaining: 16d 14h 15m
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Fossil Mens Pocket Watch Stainless Silver 50M Water Resistant White Quartz
Fossil Mens Pocket Watch Stainless Silver 50M Water Resistant White Quartz $21.95
Time Remaining: 29d 15h 34m
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VINTAGE THIN FLAT 39MM 19J HAAS NEVEUX & Co GENEVE SWISS POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT
VINTAGE THIN FLAT 39MM 19J HAAS NEVEUX & Co GENEVE  SWISS POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT $99.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 40m
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1943 ELGIN MILITARY WW2 CAL 580 US No. 260686 grade WG USA MEN WRISTWATCH
1943 ELGIN MILITARY WW2 CAL 580 US No. 260686 grade WG USA MEN WRISTWATCH $40.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 17m
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swiss antique stroke mechanical Omega pocket watch in art deco case and dial
swiss antique stroke mechanical Omega pocket watch in art deco case and dial $442.00 (35 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 38m
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Swiss Army Men's Pocket Watch Marlboro Unlimited II - New/Mint-in-Box!
Swiss Army Men's Pocket Watch Marlboro Unlimited II - New/Mint-in-Box!  $125.00
Time Remaining: 19d 3h 53m
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Mens watch Zenith pocket mechanism swiss stroke pocket watch in art deco case
Mens watch Zenith pocket mechanism swiss stroke pocket watch in art deco case $51.00 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 39m
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Working! Waltham Antique Open Face Pocket Watch 10K Gold Plated 9J 12s
Working! Waltham Antique Open Face Pocket Watch 10K Gold Plated 9J 12s      $4.99
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 51m
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Timex Expedition Pocket Watch wr 30 m indiglo
Timex Expedition Pocket Watch wr 30 m indiglo $14.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 22m
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