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

1883 HAMPDEN Key Wind Pocket Watch in ORIGINAL CASE - MINT DIAL - 18s - Runs
1883 HAMPDEN Key Wind Pocket Watch in ORIGINAL CASE - MINT DIAL - 18s - Runs $165.50 (26 Bids)
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Antique 1918 ILLINOIS Pocket Watch 17 JEWELS - Size 16 - Runs
Antique 1918 ILLINOIS Pocket Watch 17 JEWELS - Size 16 - Runs $81.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 26m
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1898 Waltham Pocket Watch 11 RUBY JEWELS in 14 K Gold Filled Hunter Case - Runs
1898 Waltham Pocket Watch 11 RUBY JEWELS  in 14 K Gold Filled Hunter Case - Runs $300.00 (33 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 14m
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Antique 1895 Waltham Pocket Watch 15 Jewels - MINT DIAL - Size 18 - Runs
Antique 1895 Waltham Pocket Watch 15 Jewels - MINT DIAL - Size 18 - Runs $150.00 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 30m
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Antique 1910 ELGIN Pocket Watch 17 RUBY JEWELS - MINT DIAL - Size 18 - Runs
Antique 1910 ELGIN Pocket Watch 17 RUBY JEWELS - MINT DIAL  - Size 18 - Runs $77.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 34m
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1925 ELGIN 17 Ruby Jewels in Original 14 K SOLID GOLD Octagon Case - 12s - Runs
1925 ELGIN 17 Ruby Jewels in Original 14 K SOLID GOLD Octagon Case - 12s - Runs $403.00 (41 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 6m
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1878 Waltham P.S.Bartlett Key wind in HIDDEN KEY COIN SILVER PAIR CASE 18s Runs
1878 Waltham P.S.Bartlett Key wind in HIDDEN KEY COIN SILVER PAIR CASE 18s  Runs $295.00 (52 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 22m
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VITAGE 1941 HAMILTON 17 Jewels GRADE 980 Men Wrist Watch U.S.A MADE - RUNNING
VITAGE 1941 HAMILTON 17 Jewels GRADE 980 Men Wrist Watch  U.S.A  MADE - RUNNING $86.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 45m
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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: 9d 13h 47m
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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 $326.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 56m
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VINTAGE 1953 HAMILTON 19 Jewels GRADE 753 Men Wrist Watch U.S.A MADE - RUNNING
VINTAGE 1953 HAMILTON 19 Jewels GRADE 753 Men Wrist Watch  U.S.A  MADE - RUNNING $137.50 (33 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 36m
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MARLBORO GEAR CROTON QUARTZ POCKET WATCH WITH COMPASS New in Box
 MARLBORO GEAR  CROTON QUARTZ  POCKET WATCH WITH COMPASS New in Box $14.99
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Alangator Watch Pocket - Watch Attachment, Tactical Cover, Work Cover - USA MADE
Alangator Watch Pocket - Watch Attachment, Tactical Cover, Work Cover - USA MADE $15.95
Time Remaining: 15d 16h 10m
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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!! $131.28 (24 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7d 13h 52m
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Ladies Wristwatch / Pocket Watch
Ladies Wristwatch / Pocket Watch $25.00
Time Remaining: 20d 5h 41m
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Waltham Norman Rockwell 100th Year of Baseball Pocket Watch-RUNS #1500B
Waltham Norman Rockwell 100th Year of Baseball Pocket Watch-RUNS #1500B $39.99
Time Remaining: 29d 18h 54m
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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
Time Remaining: 20d 12h 29m
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1954 BULOVA 23 JEWELS - HEAT & COLD ISOCHRINIISM AUTOMATIC MEN'S WRIST WATCH RUN
1954 BULOVA 23 JEWELS - HEAT & COLD ISOCHRINIISM AUTOMATIC MEN'S WRIST WATCH RUN $42.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 42m
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MINT CONDITION 1976 N6 BULOVA RUNNING 17 Jewel 11ANC Luminous Hands Mens Working
MINT CONDITION 1976 N6 BULOVA RUNNING 17 Jewel 11ANC Luminous Hands Mens Working $89.50
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 5m
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A65. HAMPDEN 18 SIZE 17 J HEAVY STURDY HUNTING CASE PORCELAIN DIAL POCKET WATCH
A65.  HAMPDEN 18 SIZE 17 J HEAVY STURDY HUNTING CASE PORCELAIN DIAL POCKET WATCH $10.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 51m
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1970s OMEGA SEAMASTER ELECTRNIC F300 Hz SWISS WRIST WATCH 14K GOLD CAPPED - RUN
1970s OMEGA SEAMASTER ELECTRNIC F300 Hz SWISS WRIST WATCH  14K GOLD CAPPED - RUN $212.50 (33 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 39m
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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
Time Remaining: 19d 7h 53m
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Brooks Brothers 17 jewels in Cabloc working pocket watch with chain gold tone
Brooks Brothers 17 jewels in Cabloc working pocket watch with chain gold tone $19.99 (1 Bid)
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Corum Twenty Dollars $20 Gold Coin Watch 18K Gold Mechanical 34.5mm Serviced
Corum Twenty Dollars $20 Gold Coin Watch 18K Gold Mechanical 34.5mm Serviced $2,850.01 (39 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 24m
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Super Nice 1968 M8 BULOVA RUNNING 17 Jewel 11BLC Luminous Hands Men’s Working
Super Nice 1968 M8 BULOVA RUNNING 17 Jewel 11BLC Luminous Hands Men’s Working $72.50
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 59m
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Beautiful Waltham Double Half Hunter Gold Pocket Watch
Beautiful Waltham Double Half Hunter Gold Pocket Watch $9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 54m
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Men's Antique OMEGA Regulateur Wristwatch
Men's Antique OMEGA Regulateur Wristwatch $450.00
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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
Time Remaining: 28d 12h 53m
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3 VINTAGE ELGIN GOLD FILLED CONVERSION STYLE WATCHES AS IS REPAIR ESTATE GROUP
3 VINTAGE ELGIN GOLD FILLED CONVERSION STYLE WATCHES AS IS REPAIR ESTATE GROUP $3.75 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 54m
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Serviced ALL ORIGINAL Cylindre 1880 Antique Huge Gent's Swiss Wrist Watch MINT
Serviced ALL ORIGINAL Cylindre 1880 Antique Huge Gent's Swiss Wrist Watch MINT $4.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9d 7h 54m
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