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Did they have pocket watches in the 1800s?

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Did they have pocket watches in the 1800s?
Yes, pocket watches peaked in popularity in the 1800s. The first pocket watch was created in Germany in 1510, but was originally too large for a pocket. In the 1600s, the design began to get more compact, but for a long time pocket watches were a rarity and a symbol of wealth. Shop an array of antique pocket watches on 1stDibs.
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Penlington 18Kt. Solid Gold Keywinding Pocket Watch 1850's Breguet Style
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Penlington London STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced Pocket Watch METAL / MATERIAL
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Antique 1850s Swiss Pocket Watches

Waltham Open Faced American Pocket Watch with Period Watch Chain from 1934
By Waltham Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced Pocket Watch METAL / MATERIAL
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Pocket Watches

Bonnet 18kt. Solid Gold Open Faced Pocket Watch with Engine Turned Dial 1850's
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Bonnet STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced Pocket Watch METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt. Yellow
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Antique 1850s Swiss Pocket Watches

Waltham 14k Yellow Gold Hunters Cased Pocket Watch Circa 1900 Hand Engraved
By Waltham Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Hunters Case Pocket Watch METAL
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Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Pocket Watches

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Yellow Gold

Waltham Yellow Gold Filled Art Nouveau Open Faced Pocket Watch from, 1905
By Waltham Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced Pocket Watch / 16 Size / Hand
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Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Pocket Watches

Waltham Yellow Gold Filled Open Faced 18 Size Pocket Watch with Flawless Dial
By Waltham Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced Pocket Watch METAL / MATERIAL
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Antique Early 1900s Swiss Pocket Watches

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