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.

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Vintage Invicta 15J Jewels 935 Sterling Brevete Case Travel Purse Pocket Watch Vintage Invicta 15J Jewels 935 Sterling Brevete Case Travel Purse Pocket Watch
$29.00 (7 Bids)
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Vintage Swiss Army Men's Pocket Watch Marlboro Unlimited II - New-in-Box! Vintage Swiss Army Men's Pocket Watch Marlboro Unlimited II - New-in-Box!
$69.99
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VINTAGE 1901 WALTHAM POCKET WATCH CONVERTED WRIST WATCH 10K GOLD FILLED 115 VINTAGE 1901 WALTHAM POCKET WATCH CONVERTED WRIST WATCH 10K GOLD FILLED 115
$52.00 (15 Bids)
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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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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
$102.50 (25 Bids)
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Saxony Women's Pocket Watch w/ Chain Wind Up Silver Tone PARTS REPAIR Saxony Women's Pocket Watch w/ Chain Wind Up Silver Tone PARTS REPAIR
$9.99
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Eastman Skeleton Open Face Pocket Watch 1J Eastman Skeleton Open Face Pocket Watch 1J
$39.95
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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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Vintage Hamilton Pocket Watch. Date Just. Lot.331 Vintage Hamilton Pocket Watch. Date Just. Lot.331
$55.00 (27 Bids)
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RARE & EARLY 32MM MENS GOLD FILLED GRADE 983 RARE & EARLY 32MM MENS GOLD FILLED GRADE 983 "0" SIZE HAMILTON "TRENCH" WATCH
$41.00 (4 Bids)
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Westclox 17 Jewels Pocket Watch and Knife Westclox 17 Jewels Pocket Watch and Knife
$50.00
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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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Neat Wristwatch with Elgin Circa 1899 Pocket Watch Movt. 15 Jewels No Reserve Neat Wristwatch with Elgin Circa 1899 Pocket Watch Movt. 15 Jewels No Reserve
$10.50 (2 Bids)
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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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LOVELY 14K WHITE GOLD HOWARD POCKET WATCH! WORKS FINE, 50.8 GRAMS #K11 LOVELY 14K WHITE GOLD HOWARD POCKET WATCH! WORKS FINE, 50.8 GRAMS #K11
$21.51 (6 Bids)
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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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 WALTHAM 16 SIZE 21J GRADE 645  POCKET WATCH MINT DIAL RUNNING WALTHAM 16 SIZE 21J GRADE 645 POCKET WATCH MINT DIAL RUNNING
$149.95
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OMEGA Early 1900's Pocket Watch Converted to Luxury Marriage Wristwatch OMEGA Early 1900's Pocket Watch Converted to Luxury Marriage Wristwatch
$215.50 (5 Bids)
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VINTAGE MARRIAGE LANGE & SOHNE POCKET WATCH WRIST WATCH. VINTAGE MARRIAGE LANGE & SOHNE POCKET WATCH WRIST WATCH.
$610.00 (26 Bids)
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KISAI Rogue Touch Pocket Watch - Green Touchscreen Display KISAI Rogue Touch Pocket Watch - Green Touchscreen Display
$99.00
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Vintage Walt Disney World Pocket Watch With Stand Limited Edition 217/200 Silver Vintage Walt Disney World Pocket Watch With Stand Limited Edition 217/200 Silver
$25.00 (1 Bid)
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WOW! Trenton Antique Open Face Pocket Watch 6s Engraved Silveroid Case       WOW! Trenton Antique Open Face Pocket Watch 6s Engraved Silveroid Case
$6.50 (2 Bids)
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Swiss Army Men's Pocket Watch Marlboro Unlimited II - New/Mint-i Swiss Army Men's Pocket Watch Marlboro Unlimited II - New/Mint-i
$174.99
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victorinox watch men used.  Pocket watch in leather case.  Needs new battery. victorinox watch men used.  Pocket watch in leather case.  Needs new battery.
$15.00 (1 Bid)
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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
$6.50 (3 Bids)
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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
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MONDAINE OFFICIAL RAILWAY POCKET WATCH SBBCFFFFS CHRONE CASE NEW BATTERY MONDAINE OFFICIAL RAILWAY POCKET WATCH SBBCFFFFS CHRONE CASE NEW BATTERY
$149.00
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Working Vintage Bulova Accutron Pocket Watch With Date 14 kt. Gold Filled... Working Vintage Bulova Accutron Pocket Watch With Date 14 kt. Gold Filled...
$59.00
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ANTIQUE ELGIN WOMEN'S PENDENT POCKET WATCH WADSWORTH REFEREE CASE RUNS ANTIQUE ELGIN WOMEN'S PENDENT POCKET WATCH WADSWORTH REFEREE CASE RUNS
$19.99
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