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Pocket Watches

Antique and vintage timepieces reflect one of the most ideal combinations of history and high-end design. While the desire to keep track of time has been persistent since the dawn of humankind, Chinese inventors of the 8th century were the ones to develop the first mechanized timepiece. Soon the western world followed suit, with water-driven clocks emerging in the 12th century that were replaced late in the subsequent century by mechanical timepieces.

With the innovation in time telling technology becoming ever more rapid, the notion of a portable timepiece emerged in the 16th century. These early versions were mostly pendants suspended on a chain around the neck, which was both convenient and cumbersome, particularly for the active wearer. Fortunately, following closely on its heels was the development of the pocket watch, which, by the 17th century, was firmly established as a necessary accouterment for daily dress.

Over the centuries the pocket watch grew into its own statement piece, becoming increasingly lavish with the incorporation of more precious materials. The pocket watch ruled until the early 20th century, when the newly introduced wristwatch became predominant.

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Hamilton Watch Co. Marine Chronometer
Oct 30, 9:00 AM CDT
Hamilton Watch Co. Marine Chronometer
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$3759 Bids
Dudley type 2 Masonic pocket watch by Dudley Watch Co., Lancaster, PA
Nov 20, 9:00 AM EST
Dudley type 2 Masonic pocket watch by Dudley Watch Co., Lancaster, PA
by Horst Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$5257 Bids
Hamilton 14K gold pocket watch.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
Hamilton 14K gold pocket watch.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $140- $200
$1606 Bids
Antique Crown Watch Co. Pocket Watch Hunter Case
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Antique Crown Watch Co. Pocket Watch Hunter Case
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$416 Bids
Am. Waltham Watch Co. Gold Pocket Watch
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Am. Waltham Watch Co. Gold Pocket Watch
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$2254 Bids
American Waltham Watch Co. Pocket Watch
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
American Waltham Watch Co. Pocket Watch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$704 Bids
18K Gold T.F. Cooper English 13 Jewel Pocket Watch
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
18K Gold T.F. Cooper English 13 Jewel Pocket Watch
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1254 Bids
Bijou Watch Co. Pocket Watch Hunter Case
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Bijou Watch Co. Pocket Watch Hunter Case
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$214 Bids
ANTIQUE ENGLISH STERLING POCKET WATCH
Oct 24, 3:00 PM PDT
ANTIQUE ENGLISH STERLING POCKET WATCH
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $250- $350
$1203 Bids
Three Hamilton gold filled pocket watches.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
Three Hamilton gold filled pocket watches.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $80- $120
$603 Bids
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A. ROBERT SWISS POCKET WATCH
Oct 29, 11:00 AM EDT
A. ROBERT SWISS POCKET WATCH
by Eldred's
Est: $300- $500
$2253 Bids
Signed OMEGA Mechanical Soaring Eagle Pocket Watch
Oct 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Signed OMEGA Mechanical Soaring Eagle Pocket Watch
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$82 Bids
Two Elgin gold filled pocket watches.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
Two Elgin gold filled pocket watches.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $40- $80
$402 Bids
Three gold filled pocket watches.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
Three gold filled pocket watches.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $100- $150
$602 Bids
Four pocket watches
Oct 29, 9:00 AM EDT
Four pocket watches
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$1102 Bids
Antique Seth Thomas Sterling Case Pocket Watch
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Antique Seth Thomas Sterling Case Pocket Watch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$62 Bids
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2 STERLING SILVER POCKET WATCHES
Oct 28, 9:30 AM AEST
2 STERLING SILVER POCKET WATCHES
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD302 Bids
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2 STERLING SILVER POCKET WATCHES
Oct 28, 9:30 AM AEST
2 STERLING SILVER POCKET WATCHES
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD152 Bids
Pocket Watch/pendant watch: limited edition Minerva Masonic pendant watch/pocket watch with original box, from the 90's
Oct 30, 4:30 PM CEST
Pocket Watch/pendant watch: limited edition Minerva Masonic pendant watch/pocket watch with original box, from the 90's
by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen
Est: €300- €1,500
€3001 Bid
Two Vintage Elgin 14K Gold Pocket Watches
Oct 27, 10:00 AM EDT
Two Vintage Elgin 14K Gold Pocket Watches
by Nye & Company
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5001 Bid
Illinois Masonic dial pocket watch
Nov 20, 9:00 AM EST
Illinois Masonic dial pocket watch
by Horst Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$301 Bid
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2 Railroad Pocket Watches [140355]
Oct 29, 8:00 AM PDT
2 Railroad Pocket Watches [140355]
by Holabird Western Americana
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid

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