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

39mm C.H. Meylan Antique Swiss high grade pocket watch movement w/dial
39mm  C.H. Meylan Antique Swiss high grade pocket watch movement w/dial $46.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 2m
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38mm Touchon Antique pocket watch movement, works well. 19 Jewels 7 Adjustments
38mm Touchon Antique pocket watch movement, works well. 19 Jewels 7 Adjustments $157.50 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h
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Great looking Jules Jurgensen Antique hunting case pocket watch has been re case
Great looking Jules Jurgensen Antique hunting case pocket watch has been re case $211.38 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 20h 38m
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IWC 43mm International Watch Co Schaffausen antique pocket watch movement w/Dial
IWC 43mm International Watch Co Schaffausen antique pocket watch movement w/Dial $68.00 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 2m
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Very Rare 19 Jewels United States Watch Co KW-KS Antique Silver 18s Pocket Watch
Very Rare 19 Jewels United States Watch Co KW-KS Antique Silver 18s Pocket Watch $240.50 (58 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 30m
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34mm Patek Philippe pocket watch movement. Complete and works. Offered w/ No Res
34mm Patek Philippe pocket watch movement. Complete and works. Offered w/ No Res $166.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 17m
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38mm Vacheron Constantin Antique pocket watch movement w/ dial & hands. WORKS
38mm Vacheron Constantin Antique pocket watch movement w/ dial & hands.    WORKS $229.50 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 29m
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VERY SCARCE 19 JEWEL LADY HAMILTON 0 SIZE GRADE 985 WATCH MOVEMENT
VERY SCARCE 19 JEWEL LADY HAMILTON 0 SIZE GRADE 985 WATCH MOVEMENT $0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 8d 22h 49m
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Stuhrling Original Mens Mechanical Pocket Watch Stainless Steel
Stuhrling Original Mens Mechanical Pocket Watch Stainless Steel $20.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 55m
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Swiss Army Pocket Watch With Leather Pouch
Swiss Army Pocket Watch With Leather Pouch $10.80 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 42m
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Beautiful Fahys Antique Pocket Watch Open Face Case & Crystal Oresilver 16s
Beautiful Fahys Antique Pocket Watch Open Face Case & Crystal Oresilver 16s     $4.99
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 28m
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Medana Germany Globe Pocket Watch RUNS HS138
Medana Germany Globe Pocket Watch RUNS HS138 $18.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 19h 15m
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SWISS ARMY POCKET Watch With Leather Pouch Included
SWISS ARMY POCKET Watch With Leather Pouch Included $49.00
Time Remaining: 22d 22h 56m
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Antique 41mm SWISS Split Seconds Chronograph movement. Needs Service. No Reserve
Antique 41mm SWISS Split Seconds Chronograph movement. Needs Service. No Reserve $82.00 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 55m
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Antique GALONNE .800 Silver POCKET WATCH - MISSING BEZEL SNAP RING + CRYSTAL
Antique GALONNE .800 Silver POCKET WATCH - MISSING BEZEL SNAP RING + CRYSTAL $0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 30m
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Vintage STERLING SILVER antique 1800 Porcelain Dial HEBDOMAS 8 DAY pocket watch
Vintage STERLING SILVER antique 1800 Porcelain Dial HEBDOMAS 8 DAY pocket watch $80.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 24m
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LONGINES Gold Tone Converted 1439 Pocket Watch Enamel Dial Wristwatch SERVICED!
LONGINES Gold Tone Converted 1439 Pocket Watch Enamel Dial Wristwatch SERVICED! $52.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 38m
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Vintage Working Sterling Silver ELGIN SHOCKMASTER Pocket Watch 30 mm
Vintage Working Sterling Silver ELGIN SHOCKMASTER Pocket Watch 30 mm $49.99
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 51m
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Heuer Chronograph Pocket Watch 17J Running
 Heuer  Chronograph Pocket Watch 17J Running $499.99
Time Remaining: 24d 21h 28m
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Vintage Bulova Women's Gold-Plated Pocket Watch
Vintage Bulova Women's Gold-Plated Pocket Watch $34.99
Time Remaining: 20d 14h 42m
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VINTAGE BUREN 17J POCKET WATCH MVT RUNNING COMPLETE W/ STEM, CROWN.
VINTAGE BUREN 17J POCKET WATCH MVT RUNNING COMPLETE W/ STEM, CROWN. $49.95
Time Remaining: 30d 17h 15m
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Fire Fighter Control Quartz Pocket Watch with Chain in Box
Fire Fighter Control Quartz Pocket Watch with Chain in Box $7.00
Time Remaining: 23d 16h 35m
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Swiss Military Men's Watch # 6.4155 Swiss Made
Swiss Military Men's Watch # 6.4155 Swiss Made $30.00 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 42m
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Beautiful Vintage Amerian Heritage Wind Up Necklace/Pocket Watch, Runs Great!
Beautiful Vintage Amerian Heritage Wind Up Necklace/Pocket Watch, Runs Great! $7.99
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $21.99
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Gorgeous Waltham Antique Pocket Watch Open Face Silveroid Swing Out 15J 18s
Gorgeous Waltham Antique Pocket Watch Open Face Silveroid Swing Out 15J 18s     $4.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7d 19h 29m
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Swiss Unitas (ETA) 6498 BERTMAR Pocket Watch Conversion 42mm SERVICED Free Ship
Swiss Unitas (ETA) 6498 BERTMAR Pocket Watch Conversion 42mm SERVICED Free Ship $147.50
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 21m
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Vacheron Constantin 21j Top High Grade Running Pocket Watch Movement Vintage
Vacheron Constantin 21j Top High Grade Running Pocket Watch Movement Vintage $224.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 14h
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Gorgeous Engraved Sterling Silver .935 Antique Pocket Watch Demi Hunter
Gorgeous Engraved Sterling Silver .935 Antique Pocket Watch Demi Hunter         $26.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 30m
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VINTAGE ELGIN 15 JEWELS POCKET WATCH
VINTAGE ELGIN 15 JEWELS POCKET WATCH $25.00
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 48m
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ANTIQUE HUGUENIN FRERES / INVICTA NIELLO EQUESTRIAN POCKET WATCH
ANTIQUE HUGUENIN FRERES  / INVICTA NIELLO EQUESTRIAN POCKET WATCH $1,650.00
Time Remaining: 21h 17m
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