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

1917 HAMPDEN 17 JEWELS Pocket Watch in ORIGINAL CASE - MINT DIAL - 16s - RUNS
1917 HAMPDEN 17 JEWELS Pocket Watch in ORIGINAL CASE - MINT DIAL - 16s - RUNS $9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 10m
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Rare 1885 ELGIN Pocket Watch in 0,900 FINE COIN SILVER HUNTER CASE - 18s - RUNS
Rare 1885 ELGIN Pocket Watch  in 0,900 FINE COIN SILVER HUNTER CASE - 18s - RUNS $46.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 1m
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1894 ILLINOIS 15J Pocket Watch in ORIGINAL 14K GOLD FILLED HUNTER CASE 6s RUNS
1894 ILLINOIS 15J Pocket Watch in ORIGINAL 14K GOLD FILLED HUNTER CASE  6s  RUNS $18.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 26m
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1939 GRUEN VERITHIN 17J PENTAGON Pocket Watch ORIGINAL 14K GOLD FILLED CASE RUNS
1939 GRUEN VERITHIN 17J PENTAGON Pocket Watch ORIGINAL 14K GOLD FILLED CASE RUNS $36.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 54m
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Antique 1884 HAMPDEN Key Wind Pocket Watch - MINT DIAL - Size 18 - RUNS
Antique 1884 HAMPDEN Key Wind Pocket Watch - MINT DIAL - Size 18 - RUNS $42.87 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 18m
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Rare 1901 WALTHAM 15 Jewels Pocket Watch in 14K GOLD FILLED HUNTER CASE 6s RUNS
Rare 1901 WALTHAM 15 Jewels Pocket Watch in 14K GOLD FILLED HUNTER CASE 6s  RUNS $11.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 15m
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Rare 1898 WALTHAM Pocket Watch in 14 K SOLID GOLD HUNTER CASE - MINT DIAL - RUNS
Rare 1898 WALTHAM Pocket Watch in 14 K SOLID GOLD HUNTER CASE - MINT DIAL - RUNS $273.01 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 36m
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Rare 1919 ILLINOIS 17 Jewels in 10 K GOLD FILLED RR CASE - 16s - RUNS
Rare 1919 ILLINOIS 17 Jewels in 10 K GOLD FILLED RR CASE - 16s - RUNS $9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 35m
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Rare ORIGINAL 1911 ELGIN 15 JEWELS MECHANICAL USA MADE MEN WRIST WATCH - RUNNING
Rare ORIGINAL 1911 ELGIN 15 JEWELS MECHANICAL USA MADE MEN WRIST WATCH - RUNNING $9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 59m
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ANTIQUE 1901 HAMPDEN MOLLY STARK FANCY DIAL MECHANICAL MEN WRIST WATCH - RUNS
ANTIQUE 1901 HAMPDEN MOLLY STARK FANCY DIAL MECHANICAL MEN WRIST WATCH - RUNS $32.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 41m
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1882 ILLINOIS MILLER 15 Jewels TRANSITION MODEL in STERLING SILVER CASE 18s RUNS
1882 ILLINOIS MILLER 15 Jewels TRANSITION MODEL in STERLING SILVER CASE 18s RUNS $13.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 49m
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ANTIQUES 1929 BULOVA 15 JEWELS MECHANICAL MEN'S Wrist Watch SWISS MADE - RUNS
ANTIQUES 1929 BULOVA  15 JEWELS  MECHANICAL MEN'S Wrist Watch  SWISS MADE - RUNS $20.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 4m
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ANTIQUE VINTAGE AMERICAN WALTHAM 18S HC POCKET WATCH MVT SUPER DIAL RUNNING
ANTIQUE VINTAGE AMERICAN WALTHAM 18S HC POCKET WATCH MVT SUPER DIAL RUNNING $34.95
Time Remaining: 6d 18h 44m
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Elgin B W Raymond pocket watch size 18 model 77
Elgin B W Raymond pocket watch size 18 model 77 $89.00
Time Remaining: 29d 1h 47m
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Vintage Bulova Accutron Pocket Watch
Vintage Bulova Accutron Pocket Watch $16.99 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 54m
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BD Vintage Used Pocket Watch Movement Parts Repair SteamPunk Art Craft
BD Vintage Used Pocket Watch Movement Parts Repair SteamPunk Art Craft $2.75 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 6m
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Longines Pocket Watch, Deco, Vintage, Stainless Steel
Longines Pocket Watch, Deco, Vintage, Stainless Steel $8.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 15m
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Antique Elgin B.W. Raymond Pocket Watch, Vintage Circa 1936 16s 21j Movement
Antique Elgin B.W. Raymond Pocket Watch, Vintage Circa 1936 16s 21j Movement $59.00
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 36m
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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 $6.38
Time Remaining: 14d 17h 47m
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Beautiful Hamilton Vintage Pocket Watch Multi Jeweled Gold Filled 1103-02 Runs
Beautiful Hamilton Vintage Pocket Watch Multi Jeweled Gold Filled 1103-02 Runs $16.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 11m
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#22 Vintage Used Pocket Watch Balance Cock Parts Repair SteamPunk Art Craft
#22 Vintage Used Pocket Watch Balance Cock Parts Repair SteamPunk Art Craft $3.58 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 23m
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Longines Pocket Watch, Deco, Salmon Dial, Vintage
Longines Pocket Watch, Deco, Salmon Dial, Vintage $165.00 (31 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 52m
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Vintage 14KGF Pocket Watch Case 12s
Vintage 14KGF Pocket Watch Case 12s $39.00
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 6m
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Donation Time! * A. Lincoln *✓Serviced ° illinois ° 12s Gold Filled Double Hunt
Donation Time! * A. Lincoln *✓Serviced ° illinois ° 12s Gold Filled Double Hunt $3.25 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 40m
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Hampden Pocket Watch “Molly Stark“ 14K Gold Filled Hunter Case Running !!!
Hampden Pocket Watch “Molly Stark“ 14K Gold Filled Hunter Case Running !!! $49.99
Time Remaining: 5h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $99.00
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Vintage Rockford Illinois Non-Running Pocket Watch
Vintage Rockford Illinois Non-Running Pocket Watch $9.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 1m
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Vintage Elgin B.W. Raymond Pocket Watch 16s Dial - Excellent
Vintage Elgin B.W. Raymond Pocket Watch 16s Dial - Excellent $59.00
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 56m
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Vintage Watch-It Mens Pocket Watch Quartz Gold Plated Eagle Case W/ Chain - Runs
Vintage Watch-It Mens Pocket Watch Quartz Gold Plated Eagle Case W/ Chain - Runs $6.50
Time Remaining: 14d 6h 30m
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Vintage ELGIN Defiance Case Pocket Watch Parts or Restoration
Vintage  ELGIN Defiance  Case Pocket Watch  Parts or Restoration $49.99
Time Remaining: 29d 5h 53m
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Orvin Pocket Watch
Orvin Pocket Watch $18.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h
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