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Pocket Watches & Accessories

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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WATCH LIGHTER PENDANT POCKETWATCH LOT
May 22, 9:00 AM EDT
WATCH LIGHTER PENDANT POCKETWATCH LOT
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $200- $300
$75019 Bids
Elgin and Hamilton Gold-Filled Pocket Watches, Each with Case
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Elgin and Hamilton Gold-Filled Pocket Watches, Each with Case
by Weschler's
Est: $50- $100
$27517 Bids
A Minute Repeater Pocket Watch Movement. 4.4cm diameter, working
May 23, 11:00 AM BST
A Minute Repeater Pocket Watch Movement. 4.4cm diameter, working
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £50- £75
£60015 Bids
2 STERLING SILVER CIGARETTE CUTTER FOBS
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
2 STERLING SILVER CIGARETTE CUTTER FOBS
by Cordier Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $40- $60
$809 Bids
A Vintage Hamilton Navy Chronometer Pocket Watch
May 21, 10:00 AM PDT
A Vintage Hamilton Navy Chronometer Pocket Watch
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $300- $500
$5009 Bids
Vintage Waltham 14K Gold Manual Pocket Watch
May 23, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage Waltham 14K Gold Manual Pocket Watch
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $100- $1,000
$4508 Bids
An Art Deco gold and platinum watch chain,
May 21, 10:00 AM BST
An Art Deco gold and platinum watch chain,
by Sworders
Est: £300- £350
£3408 Bids
DKB 14-Karat Yellow-Gold Pocket Watch, D: 2 in. (5.1 cm.); 64.46 dwt.
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
DKB 14-Karat Yellow-Gold Pocket Watch, D: 2 in. (5.1 cm.); 64.46 dwt.
by Weschler's
Est: $300- $500
$7508 Bids
Waltham Pocket Watch
May 22, 6:00 PM EDT
Waltham Pocket Watch
by Kodner Galleries
Est: $100- $300
$3507 Bids
Elgin Pocket Watch
May 22, 6:00 PM EDT
Elgin Pocket Watch
by Kodner Galleries
Est: $100- $300
$3506 Bids
FRANCIS REYNOLDS LONDON SILVER PAIR CASE FUSEE WATCH, CIRCA 1776
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
FRANCIS REYNOLDS LONDON SILVER PAIR CASE FUSEE WATCH, CIRCA 1776
by Luxe Auctioneers
Est: $400- $800
$4256 Bids
AN ANTIQUE SILVER ALBERT CHAIN WITH FOB
May 23, 3:30 PM AEST
AN ANTIQUE SILVER ALBERT CHAIN WITH FOB
by Lawsons
Est: AUD350- AUD450
AUD2806 Bids
NY Standard Watch Co. 7 Jewels 14K Gold Pocket Watch
May 23, 12:00 PM EDT
NY Standard Watch Co. 7 Jewels 14K Gold Pocket Watch
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $50- $500
$1755 Bids
Gold Pocket Watch
May 25, 9:00 AM EDT
Gold Pocket Watch
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$355 Bids
Birks & Sons Pocket Watch
May 22, 6:00 PM EDT
Birks & Sons Pocket Watch
by Kodner Galleries
Est: $100- $300
$2255 Bids
Waltham Gold Filled Pocket Watch
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Waltham Gold Filled Pocket Watch
by Weschler's
Est: $20- $40
$305 Bids
An 18ct gold top wind open faced Omega pocket watch,
May 21, 10:00 AM BST
An 18ct gold top wind open faced Omega pocket watch,
by Sworders
Est: £600- £800
£6805 Bids
6 ANTIQUE UNUSUAL SILVER LADIES POCKET WATCH LOT
May 22, 9:00 AM EDT
6 ANTIQUE UNUSUAL SILVER LADIES POCKET WATCH LOT
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $150- $200
$805 Bids
A 14K Gold Fob Charm Necklace
May 21, 10:00 AM PDT
A 14K Gold Fob Charm Necklace
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $1,800- $2,200
$1,8005 Bids
GOLD POCKET WATCH WITH THREE CASES | Switzerland (Swiss / Switzerland - end of the 19th century)
May 28, 8:00 PM CEST
GOLD POCKET WATCH WITH THREE CASES | Switzerland (Swiss / Switzerland - end of the 19th century)
by Einszwei Gallery
Est: 0 Kč- 0 Kč
19,000 Kč4 Bids
SABONETA LONGINES POCKET WATCH, REPEAT HOURS, QUARTERS AND MINUTES, IN YELLOW GOLD
May 23, 5:00 PM CEST
SABONETA LONGINES POCKET WATCH, REPEAT HOURS, QUARTERS AND MINUTES, IN YELLOW GOLD
by Ansorena
Est: €2,250- €3,000
€1,7004 Bids
FRENCH MOON PHASE TRIPLE CALENDAR POCKET WATCH
May 22, 9:00 AM EDT
FRENCH MOON PHASE TRIPLE CALENDAR POCKET WATCH
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $300- $500
$1004 Bids
Illinois Watch Co. Pocket Watch
May 22, 6:00 PM EDT
Illinois Watch Co. Pocket Watch
by Kodner Galleries
Est: $100- $300
$1104 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Pocket Watches & Accessories


Donley Auction Services

Donley Auction Services

Ostantix Auctions

Ostantix Auctions

Searchlight / Saucon Valley Auctions

Searchlight / Saucon Valley Auctions

Hannam's Auctioneers

Hannam's Auctioneers