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 1888 NON-MAGNETIC 15 Jewels POCKET WATCH in 10K GOLD FILLED CASE 18s - RUNS
Rare 1888 NON-MAGNETIC 15 Jewels POCKET WATCH in 10K GOLD FILLED CASE 18s - RUNS $120.50 (27 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 18m
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1947 BULOVA 17J Pocket Watch in ORIGINAL 14K ROLLER GOLD PLATE CASE and BOX RUNS
1947 BULOVA 17J Pocket Watch in ORIGINAL 14K ROLLER GOLD PLATE CASE and BOX RUNS $81.00 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 14m
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Antique 1900 ELGIN Pocket Watch - MINT DIAL Size 18 - RUNS
Antique 1900  ELGIN Pocket Watch - MINT DIAL  Size 18 - RUNS $34.88 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 50m
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Antique 1910 ELGIN Pocket Watch - MINT DIAL - Size 16 - RUNS
Antique 1910 ELGIN  Pocket Watch - MINT DIAL - Size 16 - RUNS $26.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 17m
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1883 HAMPDEN 15 JEWELS Pocket Watch RR GRADE in TRAIN ENGRAVED CASE - 18s - RUNS
1883 HAMPDEN 15 JEWELS Pocket Watch RR GRADE in TRAIN ENGRAVED CASE - 18s - RUNS $56.88 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 10m
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Rare 1912 WALTHAM Grade TRAVELER Pocket Watch in 14 K GOLD FILLED CASE 16s RUNS
Rare 1912 WALTHAM Grade TRAVELER Pocket Watch in 14 K GOLD FILLED CASE 16s  RUNS $44.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 55m
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Antique 1928 ILLINOIS 15 Jewels Mechanical Men Wrist Watch U.S.A MADE - RUNNING
Antique 1928 ILLINOIS 15 Jewels Mechanical Men Wrist Watch U.S.A MADE - RUNNING $153.50 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 34m
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1912 HAMPDEN 21 Jewels RR GRADE in 14 K Gold Filled Case MINT DIAL - 16s - RUNS
1912 HAMPDEN  21 Jewels RR GRADE in 14 K Gold Filled Case MINT DIAL - 16s - RUNS $178.25 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 30m
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1972 Hamilton MARINE 17J Grade A659 AUTOMATIC Men's Wrist Watch SWISS MADE RUNS
1972 Hamilton MARINE 17J Grade A659 AUTOMATIC Men's Wrist Watch SWISS MADE RUNS $45.44 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 41m
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1960's CROTON 17 Jewels AUTOMATIC Mechanical MEN'S WRISTWATCH Swiss Made RUNNING
1960's CROTON 17 Jewels AUTOMATIC Mechanical MEN'S WRISTWATCH Swiss Made RUNNING $40.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 6m
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1910 ELGIN FATHER TIME 21 Ruby Jewels RR GRADE in 14 K GOLD FILLED CASE 18s RUNS
1910 ELGIN FATHER TIME 21 Ruby Jewels RR GRADE in 14 K GOLD FILLED CASE 18s RUNS $205.50 (25 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 26m
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VINTAGE HAMPDEN 17J 18 SIZE ANTIQUE RAILROAD GRADE POCKET WATCH MVT MINT DIAL
VINTAGE HAMPDEN 17J 18 SIZE ANTIQUE RAILROAD GRADE  POCKET WATCH MVT MINT DIAL $99.95
Time Remaining: 29d 17h 13m
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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! $121.50 (22 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 54m
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1960s ELGIN AQUAMASTER Cal 960 17 J AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE MEN'S Wrist Watch RUNS
1960s ELGIN AQUAMASTER Cal 960 17 J AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE MEN'S Wrist Watch  RUNS $21.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 2m
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1901 WALTHAM P.S.BARTLET 24 H DIAL 17 J in 0,900 FINE COIN SILVER CASE 18s RUNS
1901 WALTHAM P.S.BARTLET  24 H DIAL 17 J in 0,900 FINE COIN SILVER CASE 18s RUNS $78.77 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 45m
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POCKET WATCH CASE 18 S WITH STEAM ENGINE ON THE BACK
POCKET WATCH CASE 18 S WITH STEAM ENGINE ON THE BACK $9.95
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 2m
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NEW  POCKET  WATCH   +  MASONIC  BLUE  LODGE  RING -SIZE 15
NEW  POCKET  WATCH   +  MASONIC  BLUE  LODGE  RING -SIZE 15 $19.95
Time Remaining: 20h 15m
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1891 WALTHAM P.S. BARTLETT 15 J in ORIGINAL COIN SILVER LIFT OUT CASE 18s - RUNS
1891 WALTHAM P.S. BARTLETT 15 J in ORIGINAL COIN SILVER LIFT OUT CASE 18s - RUNS $51.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 22m
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VINTAGE BALL 19J 16S RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT RUNNING
VINTAGE BALL 19J 16S RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT RUNNING $149.95
Time Remaining: 28d 22m
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Swiss Military Men's Watch # 6.4155 Swiss Made
Swiss Military Men's Watch # 6.4155 Swiss Made $0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7d 21h 33m
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1950s MIDO MULTIFORT AUTOMATIC 17J DAY & DATE SWISS MADE MEN'S WRIST WATCH RUN
1950s MIDO MULTIFORT  AUTOMATIC 17J DAY & DATE SWISS MADE MEN'S WRIST WATCH RUN $117.50 (41 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 38m
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1956 BULOVA 23J AUTOMATIC HEAT & COLD 6 ADJUST MEN'S Wrist Watch USA MADE RUN
1956 BULOVA 23J AUTOMATIC HEAT & COLD 6 ADJUST MEN'S Wrist Watch USA MADE  RUN $51.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 58m
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Unique Vintage Molnija *SKELETON* wristwatch 18Jew. *SEVRICED & NO RESERVED*!!
Unique Vintage Molnija *SKELETON* wristwatch 18Jew. *SEVRICED & NO RESERVED*!! $130.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 54m
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Vintage large antique 1800 Porcelain Dial SIS HEBDOMAS 8 DAY pocket watch
Vintage large antique 1800 Porcelain Dial SIS HEBDOMAS 8 DAY pocket watch $61.67 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 58m
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Caravelle Bulova 17 Jewels Pocket Watch
Caravelle Bulova 17 Jewels Pocket Watch $80.00
Time Remaining: 23d 37m
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
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Hamilton 922 Wristwatch. Pocket watch movement conversion.
Hamilton 922 Wristwatch. Pocket watch movement conversion. $800.00
Time Remaining: 3h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $800.00
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Giordano Men's Watch 1449.VX3J New and Original
Giordano Men's Watch 1449.VX3J New and Original $0.99
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 8m
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VINTAGE RARE RAKETA Very Good Cond. SOVIET Pocket WATCH with NOS Chain USSR NR
VINTAGE RARE RAKETA Very Good Cond. SOVIET Pocket WATCH with NOS Chain USSR NR $3.25 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 36m
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23 Miscellaneous Wrist and Pocket Watch Movements NR
23 Miscellaneous Wrist and Pocket Watch Movements NR $1.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 22m
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UNIQUE MEN'S CLASSIC STYLE CYMA SWISS WRISTWATCH *SERVICED*!
UNIQUE MEN'S CLASSIC STYLE CYMA SWISS WRISTWATCH *SERVICED*! $145.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 55m
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