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 1903 WALTHAM Grade J Pocket Watch in 14K GOLD FILLED HUNTER CASE 6s - RUNS
Rare 1903 WALTHAM Grade J Pocket Watch in 14K GOLD FILLED HUNTER CASE  6s - RUNS $150.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 18m
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Vintage Invicta 15J Jewels 935 Sterling Brevete Case Travel Purse Pocket Watch
Vintage Invicta 15J Jewels 935 Sterling Brevete Case Travel Purse Pocket Watch $29.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 8m
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1939 HAMILTON 17 Jewels Grade 987A Mechanical Men's Wrist Watch U.S.A MADE RUNS
1939 HAMILTON 17 Jewels Grade 987A Mechanical Men's Wrist Watch U.S.A MADE  RUNS $81.00 (37 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 23m
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1956 ILLINOIS 17J AUTOMATIC INCABLOCK INDICATOR Men's Wrist Watch SWISS MADE RUN
1956 ILLINOIS 17J AUTOMATIC INCABLOCK INDICATOR Men's Wrist Watch SWISS MADE RUN $167.50 (40 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 13m
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1966 BULOVA 17 JEWELS MECHANICAL MEN'S Wrist Watch SWISS MADE RUNNING
1966 BULOVA 17 JEWELS  MECHANICAL MEN'S Wrist Watch SWISS MADE  RUNNING $107.50 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 7m
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1889 WALTHAM APPLETON TRACY Key Wind in ORIGINAL STERLING SILVER CASE 18s - RUNS
1889 WALTHAM APPLETON TRACY Key Wind in ORIGINAL STERLING SILVER CASE 18s - RUNS $365.00 (42 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 55m
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1923 ELGIN MILITARY 15 JEWELS MECHANICAL MODEL 2 USA MADE MEN WRISTWATCH RUNNING
1923 ELGIN MILITARY 15 JEWELS MECHANICAL MODEL 2 USA MADE MEN WRISTWATCH RUNNING $225.63 (39 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 3m
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1955 BULOVA 23J AUTOMATIC HEAT & COLD 6 ADJUST MEN'S Wrist Watch USA MADE RUN
1955 BULOVA 23J AUTOMATIC HEAT & COLD 6 ADJUST MEN'S Wrist Watch USA MADE  RUN $200.50 (37 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 43m
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Beautiful Elgin Hunting Case Pocket Watch 7j 0s Gold Filled Gilt
Beautiful Elgin Hunting Case Pocket Watch 7j 0s Gold Filled Gilt       $4.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 46m
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VINTAGE MARRIAGE VACHERON&CONSTANTIN POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT WRIST WATCH.
VINTAGE MARRIAGE VACHERON&CONSTANTIN POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT WRIST WATCH. $292.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 6m
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Shinola rare pocket watch 49mm with box and leather pouch
Shinola rare pocket watch 49mm with box and leather pouch $980.00
Time Remaining: 27d 17h 4m
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Swiss UNITAS 6498 MENDYS Pocket Watch Conversion 44mm SERVICED Rose Gold
Swiss UNITAS 6498 MENDYS Pocket Watch Conversion 44mm SERVICED Rose Gold $137.50
Time Remaining: 4d 5m
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SWISS ARMY MENS POCKET WATCH WITH CHAIN & LEATHER CASE Needs Battery
SWISS ARMY MENS POCKET WATCH WITH CHAIN & LEATHER CASE Needs Battery $59.95
Time Remaining: 26d 1h 17m
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Saxony Women's Pocket Watch w/ Chain Wind Up Silver Tone PARTS REPAIR
Saxony Women's Pocket Watch w/ Chain Wind Up Silver Tone PARTS REPAIR $9.99
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 36m
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Westclox 17 Jewels Pocket Watch and Knife
Westclox 17 Jewels Pocket Watch and Knife $50.00
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 13m
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Neat Wristwatch with Elgin Circa 1899 Pocket Watch Movt. 15 Jewels No Reserve
Neat Wristwatch with Elgin Circa 1899 Pocket Watch Movt. 15 Jewels No Reserve $9.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 13m
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1928 ART DECO MEN'S W/W__ELGIN TRENCH STYLE__POCKET WATCH CONVERSION__in GRO
1928  ART DECO  MEN'S  W/W__ELGIN  TRENCH STYLE__POCKET WATCH CONVERSION__in GRO $36.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 18m
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VINTAGE MARRIAGE LANGE & SOHNE POCKET WATCH WRIST WATCH.
VINTAGE MARRIAGE LANGE & SOHNE POCKET WATCH WRIST WATCH. $265.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h
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Vintage Hamilton Pocket Watch. Date Just. Lot.331
Vintage Hamilton Pocket Watch. Date Just. Lot.331 $30.00 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 4m
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1919 ELGIN 17 Jewels SCARCE MODEL Grade 446 in 10K GOLD FILLED CASE - 16s - RUNS
1919 ELGIN 17 Jewels SCARCE MODEL Grade 446 in 10K GOLD FILLED CASE - 16s - RUNS $55.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 37m
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OMEGA Early 1900's Pocket Watch Converted to Luxury Marriage Wristwatch
OMEGA Early 1900's Pocket Watch Converted to Luxury Marriage Wristwatch $199.95
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 44m
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Eastman Skeleton Open Face Pocket Watch 1J
Eastman Skeleton Open Face Pocket Watch 1J $39.95
Time Remaining: 22d 10h 33m
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MONDAINE OFFICIAL RAILWAY POCKET WATCH SBBCFFFFS CHRONE CASE NEW BATTERY
MONDAINE OFFICIAL RAILWAY POCKET WATCH SBBCFFFFS CHRONE CASE NEW BATTERY $149.00
Time Remaining: 14d 1h 41m
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Swiss UNITAS 6498 Argus Arnex Pocket Watch Conversion 44mm SERVICED - Nice!
Swiss UNITAS 6498 Argus Arnex Pocket Watch Conversion 44mm SERVICED - Nice! $148.00
Time Remaining: 14d 2h 24m
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Bulova Mens Pocket Watch
Bulova Mens Pocket Watch $75.00
Time Remaining: 14d 1h 26m
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Working Vintage Bulova Accutron Pocket Watch With Date 14 kt. Gold Filled...
Working Vintage Bulova Accutron Pocket Watch With Date 14 kt. Gold Filled... $59.00
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 19m
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NEW Swiss Army Unlimited II Marlboro Pocket Watch 1995
NEW Swiss Army Unlimited II Marlboro Pocket Watch 1995 $120.00
Time Remaining: 21d 4h
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Antique ladies small pocket watch gf lot Hamilton 17 jewels Kafis Swiss Montauk
Antique ladies small pocket watch gf lot Hamilton 17 jewels Kafis Swiss Montauk $21.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 17m
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Bulova Stainless Steel Men's Pocket Watch 96B308 Dial Color: Black
Bulova Stainless Steel Men's Pocket Watch 96B308 Dial Color: Black $65.00
Time Remaining: 14d 21h 1m
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ANTIQUE ELGIN WOMEN'S PENDENT POCKET WATCH WADSWORTH REFEREE CASE RUNS
ANTIQUE ELGIN WOMEN'S PENDENT POCKET WATCH WADSWORTH REFEREE CASE RUNS $19.99
Time Remaining: 25d 2h 3m
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