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

1960's Hamilton Electric Cal 505 11 Jewels Men's Wrist Watch SWISS MADE -RUNNING 1960's Hamilton Electric Cal 505 11 Jewels Men's Wrist Watch SWISS MADE -RUNNING
$15.50 (6 Bids)
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1924 Art Deco ELGIN POCKET WATCH in 10K Gold Filled FANCY CASE 12s - RUNS 1924 Art Deco ELGIN POCKET WATCH in 10K Gold Filled FANCY CASE 12s - RUNS
$20.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 18m
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1915 ILLINOIS BUNN 19 Ruby Jewels Pocket Watch in 14K GOLD FILLED CASE 16s  RUNS 1915 ILLINOIS BUNN 19 Ruby Jewels Pocket Watch in 14K GOLD FILLED CASE 16s RUNS
$20.49 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 7m
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1873 LONGINES 15 Jewels KEY WIND POCKET WATCH in ORIGINAL FINE SILVER CASE  RUNS 1873 LONGINES 15 Jewels KEY WIND POCKET WATCH in ORIGINAL FINE SILVER CASE RUNS
$26.11 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 4m
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1906 ILLINOIS 15 Jewels Pocket Watch in 14K GOLD FILLED CASE - Size 18 - RUNS 1906 ILLINOIS 15 Jewels Pocket Watch in 14K GOLD FILLED CASE - Size 18 - RUNS
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 39m
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Lot of Vintage Wristwatches Pocket Watches - Estate Lot of Vintage Wristwatches Pocket Watches - Estate
$104.15 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 15m
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1947 HAMILTON Grade 980 17 JEWELS Mechanical Men's Wrist Watch - USA MADE - RUNS 1947 HAMILTON Grade 980 17 JEWELS Mechanical Men's Wrist Watch - USA MADE - RUNS
$10.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 56m
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1900 ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL 21 Jewels RR GRADE in DISPLAY BOX CASE 18s RUNS 1900 ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL 21 Jewels RR GRADE in DISPLAY BOX CASE 18s RUNS
$100.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 55m
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Lot of 7 Quartz Pocket Watches. running with new batteries. NR Lot of 7 Quartz Pocket Watches. running with new batteries. NR
$34.95
Time Remaining: 1d 24m
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BEAUTIFUL C. 1931 HAMILTON RARE 14K GF CASE GREENWICH  - RUNNING CONDITION BEAUTIFUL C. 1931 HAMILTON RARE 14K GF CASE GREENWICH - RUNNING CONDITION
$26.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 31m
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Antique Elgin Watch    Platinum 14k Gold Diamond Antique Elgin Watch Platinum 14k Gold Diamond
$949.99
Time Remaining: 13d 8h 27m
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Joblot of Pocket Watches and Cases Joblot of Pocket Watches and Cases
$19.58 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 10m
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Antique Lady's Art Deco Diamond Wrist Watch | 14k White Gold | Ornate Intricate Antique Lady's Art Deco Diamond Wrist Watch | 14k White Gold | Ornate Intricate
$500.00
Time Remaining: 17h 19m
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RARE C.1947 TUDOR (ROLEX) SS DEVON LUGS  #4540 CAL. 59 SMALL ROSE - RUNNING RARE C.1947 TUDOR (ROLEX) SS DEVON LUGS #4540 CAL. 59 SMALL ROSE - RUNNING
$60.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 10m
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Men's WALTHAM, Vintage Movement of Pocket Watch with Enamel dial in steel case. Men's WALTHAM, Vintage Movement of Pocket Watch with Enamel dial in steel case.
$300.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 26m
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Men's LONGINES, Vintage Movement of Pocket Watch with Enamel dial in steel case. Men's LONGINES, Vintage Movement of Pocket Watch with Enamel dial in steel case.
$350.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 12m
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Sterling Silver - ITALY Etched Filigree Pocket Watch FOB Holder - 13g Sterling Silver - ITALY Etched Filigree Pocket Watch FOB Holder - 13g
$19.50 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 7m
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One-of-a-kind watch with E. Jacot & Co ( Cross & Beguelin ) high-grade movement One-of-a-kind watch with E. Jacot & Co ( Cross & Beguelin ) high-grade movement
$600.00
Time Remaining: 12d 1h 11m
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Boegli Swiss  mechanical musical watches Boegli Swiss mechanical musical watches
$975.00
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 41m
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Landry Big Time handmade watch with rare Swiss moon phases and calendar movement Landry Big Time handmade watch with rare Swiss moon phases and calendar movement
$1,999.00
Time Remaining: 10d 19h 10m
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Men's ZENITH, Vintage 1920-30 ye. Quality Movement of Pocket Watch in steel case Men's ZENITH, Vintage 1920-30 ye. Quality Movement of Pocket Watch in steel case
$350.00
Time Remaining: 5d 6h 59m
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VERY SCARCE 17 JEWEL LADY HAMILTON 0 SIZE GRADE 983 WATCH PARTIAL MOV'T VERY SCARCE 17 JEWEL LADY HAMILTON 0 SIZE GRADE 983 WATCH PARTIAL MOV'T
$5.00
Time Remaining: 7d 12h 31m
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1970's RADO STAG 17 JEWELS  AUTOMATIC MECHANICAL SWISS MAN'S WRIST WATCH  RUN 1970's RADO STAG 17 JEWELS AUTOMATIC MECHANICAL SWISS MAN'S WRIST WATCH RUN
$43.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 35m
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Boegli Swiss musical watches Boegli Swiss musical watches
$995.00
Time Remaining: 21d 3h 50m
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Landry Big Time handmade watch with top-grade IWC movement Landry Big Time handmade watch with top-grade IWC movement
$850.00
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 2m
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Landry Big Time handmade watch with antique Hebdomas 8 Days movement Landry Big Time handmade watch with antique Hebdomas 8 Days movement
$900.00
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 14m
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120 Years Old Lovely CASE All Original Cylindre 1900 Antique French Wrist Watch 120 Years Old Lovely CASE All Original Cylindre 1900 Antique French Wrist Watch
$161.50 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 34m
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Landry Big Time handmade watch with antique Omega cal 19J movement Landry Big Time handmade watch with antique Omega cal 19J movement
$650.00
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 53m
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Landry Big Time handmade watch with antique Patek Philippe movement N 89949 Landry Big Time handmade watch with antique Patek Philippe movement N 89949
$1,999.00
Time Remaining: 9d 2h 28m
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ANTIQUE VINTAGE C1880 SOLID 18K GOLD POCKET WATCH STAUFFER & SONS WORKING ANTIQUE VINTAGE C1880 SOLID 18K GOLD POCKET WATCH STAUFFER & SONS WORKING
$1,695.00
Time Remaining: 15d 17h 54m
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