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

Vintage Invicta 15J Jewels 935 Sterling Brevete Case Travel Purse Pocket Watch Vintage Invicta 15J Jewels 935 Sterling Brevete Case Travel Purse Pocket Watch
$15.50 (4 Bids)
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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
$66.00 (20 Bids)
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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
$128.48 (25 Bids)
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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
$50.00 (20 Bids)
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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
$89.00 (15 Bids)
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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
$101.00 (24 Bids)
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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
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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
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Fossil Superman Shield Pocket Watch VHTF WB Store Exclusive WBSS New #17030170 Fossil Superman Shield Pocket Watch VHTF WB Store Exclusive WBSS New #17030170
$85.00
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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)
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VINTAGE MARRIAGE VACHERON&CONSTANTIN POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT WRIST WATCH. VINTAGE MARRIAGE VACHERON&CONSTANTIN POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT WRIST WATCH.
$99.00 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Hamilton Pocket Watch. Date Just. Lot.331 Vintage Hamilton Pocket Watch. Date Just. Lot.331
$23.00 (16 Bids)
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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
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#8222 1-VINTAGE ELGIN  1952 Pocket Watch 10K  Rolled Gold #8222 1-VINTAGE ELGIN 1952 Pocket Watch 10K Rolled Gold
$26.00 (2 Bids)
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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
$15.50 (4 Bids)
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LE PHARE MINUTE REPEATER CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH FULLY WORKING GUN METAL CASE LE PHARE MINUTE REPEATER CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH FULLY WORKING GUN METAL CASE
$244.50 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 3h 40m
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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: 16d 20h 23m
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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
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Vintage Swiss Army Men's Pocket Watch Marlboro Unlimited II - New/Mint-in-Box! Vintage Swiss Army Men's Pocket Watch Marlboro Unlimited II - New/Mint-in-Box!
$114.99
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VINTAGE MARRIAGE LANGE & SOHNE POCKET WATCH WRIST WATCH. VINTAGE MARRIAGE LANGE & SOHNE POCKET WATCH WRIST WATCH.
$100.00 (2 Bids)
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Eastman Skeleton Open Face Pocket Watch 1J Eastman Skeleton Open Face Pocket Watch 1J
$39.95
Time Remaining: 24d 9h 54m
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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
$20.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 58m
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Russian pre-revolution pocket watch Russian pre-revolution pocket watch
$21.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 39m
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Beautiful Vintage Swiss Army Pocket Watch Marlboro Unlimited Adventure Team Beautiful Vintage Swiss Army Pocket Watch Marlboro Unlimited Adventure Team
$31.50 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 11m
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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
$20.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 39m
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Vintage Louvic Coin Pocket Watch, Rare Vintage Louvic Coin Pocket Watch, Rare
$590.00
Time Remaining: 25d 4h 8m
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Stunning New York Standard Antique Open Face Pocket Watch Silverode 18s      Stunning New York Standard Antique Open Face Pocket Watch Silverode 18s
$5.50 (2 Bids)
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Bulova Mens Pocket Watch Bulova Mens Pocket Watch
$75.00
Time Remaining: 16d 47m
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Vintage Timex Gold Works Pocket Watch Very Nice! Vintage Timex Gold Works Pocket Watch Very Nice!
$50.00
Time Remaining: 20d 1h 33m
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 Vintage Elgin Pocket Watch, 1 5/8, Mechanical Hand Winding Vintage Elgin Pocket Watch, 1 5/8, Mechanical Hand Winding
$9.60
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