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

LOOK! - South Bend Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 12s 19J Gold Jewel Settings!!!
LOOK! - South Bend Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 12s 19J Gold Jewel Settings!!! $13.00 (5 Bids)
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Retro Vintage Antique Steampunk Quartz Chain Necklace Pendant Gift Pocket Watch
Retro Vintage Antique Steampunk Quartz Chain Necklace Pendant Gift Pocket Watch $6.63
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Vintage Pocket Watch Harlo Turkish Railroad Theme 16s 17J Silver Color!
Vintage Pocket Watch Harlo Turkish Railroad Theme 16s 17J Silver Color!       $0.01 (1 Bid)
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LOOK! Beautiful Elgin Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 18s 7J Silver Color
 LOOK! Beautiful Elgin Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 18s 7J Silver Color       $25.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 33m
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LOOK! Ingersoll Yankee Antique Pocket Watch & Box Open Face 18s Running!
LOOK! Ingersoll Yankee Antique Pocket Watch & Box Open Face 18s Running!        $15.50 (30 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8d 4h
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LOOK! Ingersoll Yankee Antique Pocket Watch & Box Open Face 18s
 LOOK! Ingersoll Yankee Antique Pocket Watch & Box Open Face 18s        $0.01 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 8d 3h 36m
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VINTAGE ARNEX 17J HUNTING CASE POCKET WATCH MINT DIAL RUNS GREAT
VINTAGE ARNEX 17J HUNTING CASE POCKET WATCH MINT DIAL RUNS GREAT $34.95
Time Remaining: 6d 14h 26m
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Belair Pocket Watch Gold Plated
Belair Pocket Watch Gold Plated $20.00
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 47m
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BREGUET REPEATER POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT. 
BREGUET REPEATER POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT.  $265.00
Time Remaining: 4d 15h 32m
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NEAR PERFECT TOP GRADE 23J HAMILTON 920 NICKEL 12S MOVEMENT & GLASS ENAMEL DIAL
NEAR PERFECT TOP GRADE 23J HAMILTON 920 NICKEL 12S MOVEMENT & GLASS ENAMEL DIAL $102.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 15m
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Stunning! Waltham Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 3/Os 14K Gold Filled 7J
 Stunning! Waltham Antique Pocket Watch Open Face 3/Os 14K Gold Filled 7J       $15.50 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8d 13m
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Elgin 1904 Pocket Watch
Elgin 1904 Pocket Watch $0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 43m
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Elgin B W Raymond pocket watch size 18 model 77
Elgin B W Raymond pocket watch size 18 model 77 $69.00
Time Remaining: 16d 15h 48m
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HIGH GRADE SWISS POCKET WATCH CANDELABRA TRADEMARK NICKEL BEAUTY MOVEMENT
HIGH GRADE SWISS POCKET WATCH CANDELABRA TRADEMARK NICKEL BEAUTY MOVEMENT $149.99
Time Remaining: 4d 4m
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  LECOULTRE REPEATER POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT
  LECOULTRE REPEATER POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT $306.50 (24 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 32m
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VINTAGE QUARTZ POCKET WATCH COMBO ELGIN WATCH-IT CHOO CHOO TRAIN BOTH RUNNING
VINTAGE QUARTZ POCKET WATCH COMBO ELGIN WATCH-IT CHOO CHOO TRAIN BOTH RUNNING $9.99
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 17m
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WALTHAM 18S POCKET WATCH 15J NICKEL CASED BEAUTY LOOKS GREAT
WALTHAM 18S POCKET WATCH 15J NICKEL CASED BEAUTY LOOKS GREAT $49.99
Time Remaining: 3d 57m
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15 Vintage Pocket Watch Sheffield Swiss Majestime Taylor Everswiss Watch Lot
15 Vintage Pocket Watch Sheffield Swiss Majestime Taylor Everswiss Watch Lot $34.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 12m
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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! $82.18 (22 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 6m
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Mondaine Official Swiss Railway Pocket Watch ECOquartz
Mondaine Official Swiss Railway Pocket Watch ECOquartz $99.00
Time Remaining: 3d 18h 53m
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Vintage Waltham Octagon Pocket Watch Runs' Gold Filled 20 yr warranty -- 2423
Vintage Waltham Octagon Pocket Watch Runs' Gold Filled 20 yr warranty -- 2423 $47.00
Time Remaining: 16d 22h 10m
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ulysse nardin pocket watch, 1930’ Stainless Steel.
ulysse nardin pocket watch, 1930’ Stainless Steel. $200.00
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 35m
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VINTAGE BERMAN WATCH CO.17J POCKET WATCH RUNS GREAT ENGRAVED TRAIN ON LID.
VINTAGE BERMAN WATCH CO.17J POCKET WATCH RUNS GREAT ENGRAVED TRAIN ON LID. $54.95
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 29m
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Hamilton 900 Wristwatch. Pocket watch movement conversion.
Hamilton 900 Wristwatch. Pocket watch movement conversion. $580.00
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 3m
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Waltham Wm. Ellery Pocket Watch - Fantastic 18s G.W. Ladd Case - See Pics
Waltham Wm. Ellery Pocket Watch - Fantastic 18s  G.W. Ladd  Case -   See Pics $499.00
Time Remaining: 26d 14m
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WALTHAM AWC ANTIQUE/VINTAGE SOLID 14KT GOLD POCKET WATCH WITH JEWELS 1890 MFG
WALTHAM AWC ANTIQUE/VINTAGE SOLID 14KT GOLD POCKET WATCH WITH JEWELS 1890 MFG $200.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 22m
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ALARM POCKET WATCH, SWISS MADE, CA. 1950's, RUNS GREAT.
ALARM POCKET WATCH, SWISS MADE, CA. 1950's, RUNS GREAT. $125.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 37m
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Nice Vintage 12 Size Elgin Pocket Watch In Good Running Condition
Nice Vintage 12 Size Elgin Pocket Watch In Good Running Condition $70.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 17m
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VINTAGE FANCY DIAL ENAMEL MECHANICAL 800 SILVER POCKET WATCH RUNS #4635-9
VINTAGE FANCY DIAL ENAMEL MECHANICAL 800 SILVER POCKET WATCH RUNS #4635-9 $0.99
Time Remaining: 8d 3h 13m
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WALTHAM PREMIER VANGUARD 23J POCKET WATCH DIAL SPARE / PARTS
WALTHAM PREMIER VANGUARD 23J POCKET WATCH DIAL SPARE / PARTS $9.99
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 10m
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