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

Antique 1887 SETH THOMAS Pocket Watch MINT DIAL in LIFT OUT CASE - 18s - RUNS
Antique 1887 SETH THOMAS Pocket Watch MINT DIAL in LIFT OUT CASE - 18s - RUNS $125.38 (38 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 59m
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1902 United States Watch Co. 14 KT SOLID GOLD HUNTER CASE POCKET WATCH - RUNNING
1902 United States Watch Co. 14 KT SOLID GOLD HUNTER CASE POCKET WATCH - RUNNING $237.50 (50 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 39m
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1883 HAMPDEN Key Wind Pocket Watch in ORIGINAL CASE - 18s - Runs
1883 HAMPDEN Key Wind Pocket Watch in ORIGINAL CASE  - 18s - Runs $222.50 (51 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 56m
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1899 HAMPDEN 17 Jewels Pocket Watch in 14K Gold Filled Case - 18s - RUNS
1899 HAMPDEN 17 Jewels Pocket Watch in 14K Gold Filled Case - 18s - RUNS $204.50 (45 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 44m
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1918 ZENITH CHRONOMETRE 15J Swiss Pocket Watch in ORIGINAL FINE SILVER CASE RUNS
1918 ZENITH CHRONOMETRE 15J Swiss Pocket Watch in ORIGINAL FINE SILVER CASE RUNS $202.50 (52 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 25m
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1904 ELGIN 11 Jewels Pocket Watch in 14K Gold Filled HUNTER CASE - 6s - RUNS
1904 ELGIN 11 Jewels Pocket Watch in 14K Gold Filled HUNTER CASE - 6s -  RUNS $92.00 (37 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 9m
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Model 1857 Waltham HOME WATCH Key Wind in HIDDEN KEY COIN SILVER CASE 18s - RUNS
Model 1857 Waltham HOME WATCH Key Wind in HIDDEN KEY COIN SILVER CASE 18s - RUNS $260.00 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 15m
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Rare 1903 WALTHAM 17 Jewels 24 H DIAL in ORIGINAL COIN SILVER CASE - 18s - RUNS
Rare 1903 WALTHAM 17 Jewels  24 H DIAL in ORIGINAL COIN SILVER CASE - 18s - RUNS $140.50 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 47m
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1948 HAMILTON MILITARY 17J Mechanical GRADE 747 Men Wrist Watch U.S.A MADE - RUN
1948 HAMILTON MILITARY 17J Mechanical GRADE 747 Men Wrist Watch U.S.A MADE - RUN $127.00 (48 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 51m
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10KT GOLD FILLED HAMILTON 917 POCKET WATCH 17 JEWELS
10KT GOLD FILLED HAMILTON 917 POCKET WATCH 17 JEWELS $40.00
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
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Antique Waltham Riverside Gold Filled 17 Jewels Wind-Up Watch RUNS KLH0173
Antique Waltham Riverside Gold Filled 17 Jewels Wind-Up Watch RUNS KLH0173 $61.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 20m
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Ebel Mens Pocket Watch Stainless Steel
Ebel Mens Pocket Watch Stainless Steel $59.00
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 33m
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Wristwatch Pocket Watch Clear Back
Wristwatch Pocket Watch Clear Back $75.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 17m
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BULOVA Running FANCY Pocket Watch with Chain and Box & KNIFE
BULOVA Running FANCY Pocket Watch with Chain and Box & KNIFE $13.37 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 40m
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Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Watch
Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Watch $13.83 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 55m
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Rare Dial Vintage Croton Aviator Sea Diver Chronograph St Steel Wrist Watch
Rare Dial Vintage Croton Aviator Sea Diver Chronograph St Steel Wrist Watch $305.00 (22 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 19h 21m
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*Vintage Arnex 17 Jewels Pocket Watch w/ Case-HIGH GRADE-gold case,needs battery
*Vintage Arnex 17 Jewels Pocket Watch w/ Case-HIGH GRADE-gold case,needs battery $14.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 59m
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Unitas 6498 17 Jewel Pocket Watch to Wrist watch conversion w Gift Box
Unitas 6498 17 Jewel Pocket Watch to Wrist watch conversion w Gift Box $259.00
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $337.00
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ALLUDE POCKET Watch.
ALLUDE POCKET Watch. $2.02 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7d 1h 40m
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Relic Pocket Watch Mens Mustang 1964 1/2 Stainless Steel Silver Battery Quartz
Relic Pocket Watch Mens Mustang 1964 1/2 Stainless Steel Silver Battery Quartz $28.75
Time Remaining: 9d 7h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $28.75
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Nice Vintage Standard Pocket Watch Runs Pin Set 17j Fancy Case
Nice Vintage Standard Pocket Watch Runs Pin Set 17j Fancy Case $1.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 43m
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1963 BULOVA ACCUTRON Model 214 RAILROAD APPROVED Men Wrist Watch USA MADE - RUNS
1963 BULOVA ACCUTRON Model 214 RAILROAD APPROVED Men Wrist Watch USA MADE - RUNS $148.03 (27 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 32m
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Elgin Quartz Pocket Watch w/Chain
Elgin Quartz Pocket Watch w/Chain $5.99
Time Remaining: 7h 11m
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Hamilton 4992b Military Pocket Watch, Navigation Watch, Pristine Movement, Runs!
Hamilton 4992b Military Pocket Watch, Navigation Watch, Pristine Movement, Runs! $227.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 39m
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Excellent Vintage NOS Biltomre Mechanical Pocket Watch - In Box
Excellent Vintage NOS Biltomre Mechanical Pocket Watch - In Box $9.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 3m
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WENGER / VICTORINOX POCKET WATCH MODEL 7300X IN LEATHER CASE~UNTESTED!!
 WENGER / VICTORINOX POCKET WATCH MODEL 7300X IN LEATHER CASE~UNTESTED!! $20.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 16m
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RARE Seiko Gold Tone Moonphase Pocket Watch w/ Fob
RARE Seiko Gold Tone Moonphase Pocket Watch w/ Fob $22.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 19m
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VINTAGE LADIES DOD FRANCE POCKET WATCH (GOLDTONED) RUNNING
VINTAGE LADIES DOD FRANCE POCKET WATCH (GOLDTONED) RUNNING $1.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 50m
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Vintage Omega Automatic Wristwatch 14K Gold Filled Runs Pocket Watch Parts Look!
Vintage Omega Automatic Wristwatch 14K Gold Filled Runs Pocket Watch Parts Look! $54.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 37m
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PARTS POCKET WATCH REPAIR SCREW LOT SOME HUNDREDS
PARTS POCKET WATCH REPAIR SCREW LOT SOME HUNDREDS $9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5h 32m
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