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

ELGIN BW RAYMOND 21J 16S RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT MINT DIAL RUNNING
 ELGIN BW RAYMOND 21J 16S RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT MINT DIAL RUNNING $109.95
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VINTAGE ELGIN MULTI-GOLD FILLED HUNTER POCKET WATCH MINT DIAL RUNS GREAT
 VINTAGE ELGIN MULTI-GOLD FILLED HUNTER POCKET WATCH MINT DIAL RUNS GREAT $114.50
Time Remaining: 30d 16h 20m
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Elgin Grade 438 Converted Exhibition Back Wrist Watch with Custom Masonic Dial
Elgin Grade 438 Converted Exhibition Back Wrist Watch with Custom Masonic Dial $159.50 (22 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 40m
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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: 13d 17h
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Swiss UNITAS 6498 Arnex Pocket Watch Conversion 43mm SERVICED Sapphire UNIQUE
Swiss UNITAS 6498 Arnex Pocket Watch Conversion 43mm SERVICED Sapphire UNIQUE $190.00
Time Remaining: 29d 12h 54m
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WWI Era Rockford Pocket Watch, Size 3/0s, 17j, Solid Gold Train, Only 1,000 Made
WWI Era Rockford Pocket Watch, Size 3/0s, 17j, Solid Gold Train, Only 1,000 Made $50.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 42m
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SWISS ARMY MENS POCKET WATCH WITH LEATHER CASE
SWISS ARMY MENS POCKET WATCH WITH LEATHER CASE $50.00
Time Remaining: 30d 11h 8m
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Hamilton 902 Converted to Wrist Watch with Exhibition Case Back and Custom Dial
Hamilton 902 Converted to Wrist Watch with Exhibition Case Back and Custom Dial $79.00 (17 Bids)
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BEAUTIFUL ELGIN GOLD FILLED HUNTER POCKET WATCH MINT DIAL RUNS GREAT SIX SIZE
 BEAUTIFUL ELGIN GOLD FILLED HUNTER POCKET WATCH MINT DIAL RUNS GREAT SIX SIZE $120.00
Time Remaining: 30d 14h 9m
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swiss army brand pocket watch w/ leather holder
swiss army brand pocket watch w/ leather holder $29.99
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 11m
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Full Service - Clean, Oil, and Regulate Pocket Watch - Railroad Grade
Full Service - Clean, Oil, and Regulate Pocket Watch - Railroad Grade $95.00
Time Remaining: 26d 9h 46m
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WOW! Elgin Antique Open Face Pocket Watch Gold Filled 7J 16s
WOW! Elgin Antique Open Face Pocket Watch Gold Filled 7J 16s      $4.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 8d 15h 6m
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NEW BULOVA 96B308 MEN'S STAINLESS STEAL POCKET WATCH
NEW BULOVA 96B308 MEN'S STAINLESS STEAL POCKET WATCH $69.50
Time Remaining: 9d 12h 57m
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VINTAGE HAMILTON 17J GRADE 974 OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH MVT RUNNING MINTY DIAL
VINTAGE HAMILTON 17J GRADE 974 OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH MVT RUNNING MINTY DIAL $84.50
Time Remaining: 27d 17h 21m
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BEAUTIFUL HAMPDEN 14K GOLD FILLED HUNTER POCKET WATCH MINT DIAL RUNS GREAT!!
 BEAUTIFUL HAMPDEN 14K GOLD FILLED HUNTER POCKET WATCH MINT DIAL RUNS GREAT!! $120.00
Time Remaining: 30d 2h 28m
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VINTAGE HAMILTON 17J POCKET WATCH MVT 917 W/PACKARD ASK A MAN WHO OWNS ONE DIAL!
VINTAGE HAMILTON 17J POCKET WATCH MVT 917 W/PACKARD ASK A MAN WHO OWNS ONE DIAL! $179.95
Time Remaining: 28d 3h 52m
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2 Swiss Army Watches Wrist And Pocket Watch one a Marlboro watch working!
2 Swiss Army Watches Wrist And Pocket Watch one a Marlboro watch working! $17.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 36m
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WOW! Waltham Antique Open Face Pocket Watch Gold Filled 15J 16s Prod 1899
WOW! Waltham Antique Open Face Pocket Watch Gold Filled 15J 16s Prod 1899     $4.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 8d 16h
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REGULATEUR LARGE VINTAGE MOLNIJA Russian pocket watch
REGULATEUR LARGE VINTAGE MOLNIJA  Russian pocket watch $47.00
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 24m
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Black Hills Gold Ladies Pocket Watch Quartz Works
Black Hills Gold Ladies Pocket Watch Quartz Works $34.99
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 17m
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Vintage Seiko Quartz Pocket Watch. Working Well
Vintage Seiko Quartz Pocket Watch. Working Well $16.70
Time Remaining: 6d 3h 30m
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Swiss Made El Prado By Mepa Pocket Watch 1 Jewel Working (Lot Ez)
 Swiss Made El Prado By Mepa Pocket Watch 1 Jewel Working   (Lot Ez) $9.99
Time Remaining: 27d 8h 14m
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VINTAGE GRUEN WATCH CO 12S OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT RUNNING COMPLETE!
VINTAGE GRUEN WATCH CO 12S OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT RUNNING  COMPLETE! $39.95
Time Remaining: 27d 17h 18m
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WORKING! Harley Davidson Quartz Open Face Pocket Watch Silver Color 10s
WORKING! Harley Davidson Quartz Open Face Pocket Watch Silver Color 10s      $36.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7d 11h 55m
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Junghans Mens vintage silver pocket watch enamel dial antique movement classic
Junghans Mens vintage silver pocket watch enamel dial antique movement classic $108.50 (58 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 40m
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Morning 6 Jewels Pocket Watch Solid Nickel Swiss Made Working Movement
Morning 6 Jewels Pocket Watch Solid Nickel Swiss Made Working Movement $19.99
Time Remaining: 9h 21m
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Vintage WESTCLOX Scotty Pocket Watch
Vintage WESTCLOX Scotty Pocket Watch $8.00
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 5m
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Rare watch Mens watch Monopol pocket watch in art deco case and dial Luxury gift
Rare watch Mens watch Monopol pocket watch in art deco case and dial Luxury gift $63.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 40m
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USSR - Sekonda 19 j 2609 men's pocket watch
USSR - Sekonda 19 j 2609 men's pocket watch $10.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 41m
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Tissot Savonnettes White Dial Swiss Quartz Pocket Watch T83.6.553.13
Tissot Savonnettes White Dial Swiss Quartz Pocket Watch T83.6.553.13 $137.00
Time Remaining: 30d 4h 57m
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