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

KS Luxury Men's Half Hunter Gold Chain Hand-winding Mechanical Pocket Watch+Box
KS Luxury Men's Half Hunter Gold Chain Hand-winding Mechanical Pocket Watch+Box $35.99
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Vacheron & Constantin Solid 14K Gold antique ladies Pocket Watch from 1910
Vacheron & Constantin Solid 14K Gold antique ladies Pocket Watch from 1910 $2,200.00
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Hamilton Antique Pocket Watch Small Parts Ledger - Purchased From Actual Factory
Hamilton Antique Pocket Watch Small Parts Ledger - Purchased From Actual Factory $14.25
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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 $6.85
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A Rare Collectible Waltham 14K solid gold Vintage Mid Size
A Rare Collectible Waltham 14K solid gold  Vintage Mid Size $780.00
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Illinois Guardsman "Secometer Seconds" 14KGF Two Tone Case
Illinois Guardsman $650.00
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Hamilton Antique Pocket Watch Small Parts Ledger - Purchased From Actual Factory
Hamilton Antique Pocket Watch Small Parts Ledger - Purchased From Actual Factory $15.00
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Panerai Luminor GMT SS PAM88 / OP6761
Panerai Luminor GMT SS PAM88 / OP6761 $4,999.00
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ANTIQUE NOS 103 NAME BRAND WRIST WATCH CRYSTALS
ANTIQUE NOS 103 NAME BRAND WRIST WATCH CRYSTALS $59.00
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Vintage English Pocket Watch S. John Bennett Kew A Chronometer 18kt Chronograph
Vintage English Pocket Watch S. John Bennett Kew A Chronometer 18kt Chronograph $7,500.00
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70'S VINTAGE MATHEY-TISSOT CHRONOGRAPH VALJOUX 234 ALL FUNCTION WORKS
70'S VINTAGE MATHEY-TISSOT CHRONOGRAPH VALJOUX 234 ALL FUNCTION WORKS $1,099.00
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Early Original Serviced Cylindre'1870 Swiss SILVER Gent's Wrist Watch Perfect
Early Original Serviced Cylindre'1870 Swiss SILVER Gent's Wrist Watch Perfect $315.00
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RARE VINTAGE PATEK PHILIPPE LADIES 18K SOLID YELLOW GOLD WATCH FROM THE 50S 14K
RARE VINTAGE PATEK PHILIPPE LADIES 18K SOLID YELLOW GOLD WATCH FROM THE 50S 14K $2,950.00
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Men's vintage 14k gold hampden wrist watch
Men's vintage 14k gold hampden wrist watch $325.00
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Original Cyma Brevets '1900 Swiss Silver Hi Grade Wrist Watch Perfect Serviced
Original Cyma Brevets '1900 Swiss Silver Hi Grade Wrist Watch Perfect Serviced $370.00
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MINT Panerai PAM189 18k White Gold 40mm Chronograph Wrist Watch w/Box
MINT Panerai PAM189 18k White Gold 40mm Chronograph Wrist Watch w/Box $13,900.00
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UNIQUE CHRONOMETRE ZENITH 1890 Swiss RAILROAD Wrist Watch Perfect Serviced
UNIQUE CHRONOMETRE ZENITH 1890 Swiss RAILROAD Wrist Watch Perfect Serviced $345.00
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Patek Philippe 18K Solid Gold Wolf Teeth 31.5mm 18j Ladies Watch
Patek Philippe 18K Solid Gold Wolf Teeth 31.5mm 18j Ladies Watch $800.00 (31 Bids)
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Early Pateck or Vacheron'1880 Swiss Wolf Teeth HiGrade Wrist Watch MINT Serviced
Early Pateck or Vacheron'1880 Swiss Wolf Teeth HiGrade Wrist Watch MINT Serviced $515.00
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Hard To Find Luminious Paint For Vintage Watch Dials and Hands buy it now option
Hard To Find Luminious Paint For Vintage Watch Dials and Hands buy it now option $19.95
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Early Serviced Cylindre'1880 Antique Swiss SILVER Gent's Wrist Watch Perfect
Early Serviced Cylindre'1880 Antique Swiss SILVER Gent's Wrist Watch Perfect $330.00
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Rare circa1946 Stainless Steel & 18k Gold Patek Philippe Open Face Pocket Watch.
Rare circa1946 Stainless Steel & 18k Gold Patek Philippe Open Face Pocket Watch. $1,691.00 (30 Bids)
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3 Vintage Wristwatches Timex Indiglo Westclox Bull's Eye Pocketwatch Estate Lot
3 Vintage Wristwatches Timex Indiglo Westclox Bull's Eye Pocketwatch Estate Lot $34.99
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Rare 1940's Bulova B F Goodrich Promotional Tire Pocket Watch 16J Military Hack
Rare 1940's Bulova B F Goodrich Promotional Tire Pocket Watch 16J Military Hack $499.99
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VINTAGE LA LEUBA 14K YELLOW GOLD WITH DIAMOND WATCH
VINTAGE LA LEUBA 14K YELLOW GOLD WITH DIAMOND WATCH $2,500.00
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ANTIQUE RAISED NUMBERS DIAL GOLD FILLED SQUARE HAMILTON 980 17J WATCH WOMAN'S
ANTIQUE RAISED NUMBERS DIAL GOLD FILLED SQUARE HAMILTON 980 17J WATCH WOMAN'S $205.00
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WW1 Years ALL ORIGINAL Urania GunMetal Gent's Swiss Wrist Watch Perfect Serviced
WW1 Years ALL ORIGINAL Urania GunMetal Gent's Swiss Wrist Watch Perfect Serviced $350.00
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Cartier Tank Solo Stainless Steel 2715
Cartier Tank Solo Stainless Steel 2715 $1,999.00
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Early C.CRETTIEZ '1890 ALL ORIGINAL French Gent's Wrist Watch Perfect Serviced
Early C.CRETTIEZ '1890 ALL ORIGINAL French Gent's Wrist Watch Perfect Serviced $350.00
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Early '1900 Swiss Hi Grade Gent's SOLID SILVER Wrist Watch Perfect Serviced
Early '1900 Swiss Hi Grade Gent's SOLID SILVER Wrist Watch Perfect Serviced $310.00
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