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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

Elgin Yellow Gold Filled Open Face American Pocket Watch circa 1912 Enamel Dial
By Elgin
Located in Long Beach, CA
SERVICE COMMITMENT This classic American pocket watch has a flawless original kiln fired enamel dial. The
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Mid-20th Century American Wrist Watches

Rockford Watch Co. Gold Filled Case Rare Anti Magnetic Case and Dial, circa 1870
By Rockford Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
months on the movement. LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This is one of the rarest American pocket watches I
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Antique 1870s American Civil War Pocket Watches

Antique American Waltham Hunter Pocket Watch
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Antique American Waltham Hunter Pocket Watch, 15-jewel movement, serial number 5703127, size 6s
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Antique 1890s American Gilded Age Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold-filled

Antique American Waltham Hunter Pocket Watch
Antique American Waltham Hunter Pocket Watch
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W 0.32 in Dm 1.89 in
14K Gold American Waltham Pocket Watch
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
weighs 47.80 Grams And Measures 1.6
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Mid-20th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold

American Watch Co. Yellow Gold Waltham Presentation Manual Pocket Watch
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
American Watch Co. Waltham 14K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch - Manual winding; 17 jewels. 14K Yellow
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20th Century American Art Deco Pocket Watches

Waltham American Riverside Pocket Watch with Fob and Charms
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
. Crafted in 1897, this Waltham American Riverside pocket watch is size 6S with 17 jewels and bears the
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Antique 1880s American Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold

14K Gold Pocket Hunter Watch by American Watch Co. Waltham, Chronograph Repeater
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Berlin, DE
Very rare complicated Pocket Hunter Watch by American Watch Co. Waltham. Chronograph and Repeater
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Antique 19th Century American Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique American Waltham Watch Co. Circa 1901 Brass Pocket Watch W Display Back
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
backside as this classic 1901 American Waltham Pocket Watch Model 1894 ticks away time. In brass, this
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Early 20th Century American Pocket Watches

Materials

Brass

American Waltham Watch Company 14 Karat Yellow Gold Pocket Watch
By Waltham Watch Company
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
From American Waltham Watch Company, 14 karat yellow gold pocket watch Bartlett Grade model no
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Vintage 1910s American Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Edwardian 1903 14k Gold Filled Pocket Watch
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in London, GB
watch is in excellent antique condition. Please note with all of our pocket watches we sell them as 'not
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Antique Early 1900s American Edwardian Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Gold-filled

Antique Edwardian 1903 14k Gold Filled Pocket Watch
Antique Edwardian 1903 14k Gold Filled Pocket Watch
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H 1.38 in W 0.4 in Dm 1.38 in
Waltham 14K Tri Gold Ladies Pendant Pocket Watch
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
Waltham 14K Tri Gold Ladies Pendant Pocket Watch - Manual winding. 14K Yellow Gold, Rose Gold and
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Antique 19th Century American Pocket Watches

Waltham 14K Gold Grade 620 15 Jewels Manual Antique Pocket Watch
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in San Fernando, CA
Beautiful Antique Waltham Pocket Watch 14k Yellow Gold Case Intricate Flower Design on Case White
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Antique Early 1900s Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold

14kt Yellow Gold 1923 Waltham Pocket Watch 44mm Case Serviced Warranty Working
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Introducing a stunning 1923 14kt yellow gold Waltham pocket watch, boasting a 44mm case adorned
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rare 18ct Gold Enamel "Special" Diamond Grade Hunter Pocket Watch Waltham, 1898
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in London, GB
A Rare 18CT Gold Enamel Special Grade Diamond-Set Antique Hunter Pocket Watch Signed Waltham Mass
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Antique 19th Century American Pocket Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Enamel

Rare 18ct Gold Enamel "Special" Diamond Grade Hunter Pocket Watch Waltham, 1898
Rare 18ct Gold Enamel "Special" Diamond Grade Hunter Pocket Watch Waltham, 1898
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H 1.19 in W 1.19 in D 0.6 in Dm 1.19 in L 1.19 in
Vintage Waltham 14 Karat Yellow Gold Pocket Watch Circa 1888 Floral Engraving
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This rare vintage 14 karat yellow gold pocket watch by Waltham is a stunning piece of history. The
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Antique 1880s American Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Waltham Colonial R Open Face 14 Karat Yellow Gold Vintage Pocket Watch
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Beautiful Vintage Waltham Pocket Watch w/ Silver Dial Including Gold Hands & Dedicated Second Dial
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Mid-20th Century American Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Waltham 1886 Riverside Size 0s Hunting Pocket Watch In 18Kt Gold With Diamond
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Miami, FL
Pocket watch designed by Waltham. Beautiful hunting pocket watch, created in Massachusetts United
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Antique 1880s American Victorian Pocket Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Waltham 1886 Riverside Size 0s Hunting Pocket Watch In 18Kt Gold With Diamond
Waltham 1886 Riverside Size 0s Hunting Pocket Watch In 18Kt Gold With Diamond
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H 2 in W 1.03 in D 0.44 in Dm 1.03 in L 2 in
Vintage Waltham 14 Karat Rose Gold Pocket Watch with Hunter Case, Circa 1888
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This rare vintage 14 karat gold pocket watch by Waltham is a stunning piece of history. The luxury
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Antique 1880s Pocket Watches

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Gold, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Waltham Colonial Series Open Face 14 Karat Gold Pocket Watch 14s 19 Jewel
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Beautiful Antique Waltham Pocket Watch w/ Gold Color Dial Including Blue Hands & Dedicated Second
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Early 20th Century American Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Waltham Octagon Antique 14 Karat Open Face Pocket Watch Gr 225 17 Jewel
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Beautiful Antique Waltham Pocket Watch w/ White Dial Including Blue Hands & Dedicated Second Dial
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Antique Early 19th Century American Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Waltham Open Face 14k Yellow Gold Filled Pocket Watch 23 Jewels Size 16 1904
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Beautiful Antique Waltham Pocket Watch w/ White Dial Including Cobalt Blue Hands & Dedicated Second
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Early 20th Century American Belle Époque Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold-filled

Hampden Watch Co. A Highly Engraved Railroad Full Hunter Pocket Watch C1890
By Hampden Watch Company
Located in London, GB
Hampden Watch Co. A Highly Engraved Heavy 14ct Gold Full Hunter Keyless Lever Railroad Pocket Watch
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Antique 19th Century American Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Hampden Watch Company Multi Colored Gold Keyless Lever Full Hunter Pocket Watch
By Hampden Watch Company
Located in London, GB
Hampden Watch Company, A 14ct multi coloured gold keyless lever full hunter pocket watch, C1890
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Antique Late 19th Century American Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Waltham Yellow Gold Filled Open Faced Pocket Watch with Enamel Dial from 1897
By Waltham Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
and spirit lives on in this vintage pocket watch. It is truly a representation of the idea of American
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Antique 1890s North American Art Nouveau Pocket Watches

Rockford Yellow Gold Filled Open Faced Pocket Watch from 1886
By Rockford Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rockford Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced Pocket Watch METAL / MATERIAL
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Antique 1880s Swiss Early Victorian 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

Materials

Yellow Gold

Waltham Yellow Gold Filled Art Nouveau Open Faced Pocket Watch from, 1905
By Waltham Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
this vintage pocket watch. It is truly a representation of the idea of American Exceptionalism. The
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Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Pocket Watches

American Waltham Watch&co, Antique Yellow Gold Pocket Watch
Located in New York, NY
*Vintage 14k Yellow Gold Hand winding movement Roman numerals Diameter: 1.5” Weight: 49gr Width: 12.5mm
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Vintage 1910s Pocket Watches

Antique 14K Yellow Gold Lady's Hunting Watch W/ Chain by Waltham Watch Co. 1888
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in New York, NY
. Weight of chain 16 grams Weight of pocket watch 56 grams
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Antique Late 19th Century American Aesthetic Movement Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Illinois Two Tone Gold Filled Art Deco Opened Faced Pocket Watch from 1922
By Illinois Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
/ Pocket Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Yellow and White Gold Heavy Gold Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1922 DIMENSIONS
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Pocket Watches

Waltham Yellow Gold Filled Open Faced 18 Size Pocket Watch with Flawless Dial
By Waltham Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
on in this vintage pocket watch. It is truly a representation of the idea of American Exceptionalism
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Antique Early 1900s Swiss Pocket Watches

Waltham Open Faced Gold Filled Pocket Watch Flawless Kiln Fired Enamel Dial 1892
By Waltham Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
classic 18 size American Watch is fitted with a flawless original kiln fired enamel dial. The case is
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Antique 1890s American Pocket Watches

Illinois Gold Filled Art Deco Pocket Watch with Rare Hammered Case and Red Dial
By Illinois Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
. LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This is one of the most unusual Illinois pocket watches I have ever seen. The
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold-filled

Antique Kalo Shop 14K Gold American Arts & Crafts Pocket Watch Chain
By Kalo
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine American Arts & Crafts watch chain. By Kalo. In 14 karat gold with a matte finish. Marked
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Early 20th Century Unknown Arts and Crafts Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Antique Ladies 9k Gold Pocket Watch, Floral, Fob Watch
Located in NEWARK, GB
pocket watch is intricately designed with floral engravings to the reverse with a white enamel dial, gold
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Early 20th Century British Edwardian Pocket Watches

Materials

9k Gold

Waltham Open Faced Pocket Watch Circa 1886
By Waltham
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
One key-wound 10k gold Waltham open-faced pocket watch with a white dial, black Roman numerals and
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Antique 1880s American Victorian Pocket Watches

Materials

10k Gold

18ct Gold Hunter Watch " American Watch Company " Waltham Mass USA c.1880
Located in London, GB
18ct Gold Hunter Watch " American Watch Company " Waltham Mass USA c.1880 This double hunter watch
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Antique 1880s Central American Victorian Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Longines Nickel Silver Enamel Dial Chronograph Pocket Watch
By Longines
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Longines Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced / Pocket Watch METAL
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Vintage 1910s Swiss Pocket Watches

Patek Philippe Yellow Gold Open Face Pocket Watch C1910
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
Patek Philippe. An 18ct Yellow Gold Open Face Keyless Lever Pocket Watch C1910 Dial: A beautiful
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20th Century Swiss Art Nouveau Pocket Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Elgin 52mm 1906 Pocket Watch, 17 Jewel Serviced 90-Day Warranty, Serial 12195791
By Elgin
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
This 1906 53mm Elgin pocket watch with a white face is a stunning timepiece crafted with precision
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Antique Early 1900s North American Modern Pocket Watches

Hamilton Pocket Watch 18k Yellow Gold Wristwatch Ref R3163
By Hamilton
Located in Surfside, FL
Hamilton pocket watch in 14k yellow gold - model 923 manual wind movement with 23 jewels. The best
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Vintage 1950s Pocket Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Vintage Patek Philippe Pocket Watch Pendant Platinum Estate Jewelry
By Patek Philippe
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A Patek Philippe open face square pocket watch with a platinum case. The dial has black Roman
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Vintage 1920s Swiss Art Deco Pocket Watches

Materials

Platinum

Wartime Era Hamilton Railroad Grade US Military Steel Pocket Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Desirable collectable, Hamilton Model 4992B, GCT US WWII Military Pocket Watch. This interesting
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Vintage 1940s American Pocket Watches

Materials

Steel

Waltham Riverside. A Rare Gold Chronograph Hunter Pocket Watch C1884
By Waltham
Located in London, GB
Waltham Riverside. A Rare Heavy Gold Keyless Lever Chronograph Hunter Pocket Watch C1884. Dial
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Antique 19th Century American Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe XIX Century Open-Face 18k Gold Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Bilbao, ES
Patek Philippe XIX Century Open-Face Gold Pocket Watch dated January 13 1891 Serial number 96510
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Antique Late 19th Century Scottish Pocket Watches

Materials

Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold

Lieutenant Colonel Owned Patek Philippe 1906 18ct Gold Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this original 1906 Patek Philippe 18ct gold pocket watch with
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Antique Early 1900s American Edwardian Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

Rare Antique Pocket Key Watch French 1800s with Painted Enamel Dial
Located in London, GB
Rare Antique Pocket Key Watch French 1800s with Painted Enamel Dial in Working Order An
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Pocket Watches

Materials

Silver, Enamel

Agassiz Chronograph 14K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch Owned by Wiley Post
By Agassiz
Located in Dallas, TX
Agassiz Chronograph 14K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch - Manual winding. 14K Yellow gold ( 47 mm ) with
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20th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Elgin Gold Filled Pocket Watch with Unique Floral Engraving, circa 1907
By Elgin
Located in Long Beach, CA
producing over two million watches per year, more than any other watch factory in the world. The company's
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Antique Early 1900s Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold-filled

Patek Philippe Waltham Railroad 18K Yellow Gold Manual-Wind Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Aventura, FL
Patek Phillipe 18K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch Manual-wind movement, Guillaume balance, 18k yellow
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1990s American Modernist Pocket Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Howard 14 Karat Solid White Gold Opened Faced Pocket Watch, circa 1920s
By E. Howard & Co.
Located in Long Beach, CA
shipped out to you. This will delay shipping for a few days of course. This elegant pocket watch is
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Pocket Watches

Materials

White Gold

Elgin National 14K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch w Chain Elks Tooth Fob
By Elgin
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Wheeler Grade 103 Model 3 Pocket Watch is a true find. Manufactured pre-1900 by one of America's most
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Antique 1890s American Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Waltham Classic 5076629 Pocket Watch 14k Yellow Gold, Porcelain Dial and Spade
By Waltham
Located in Surfside, FL
American Waltham Royal hunter case pocket watch, 7 jewels, porcelain dial and spade hands in 14k
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Antique Early 1900s Pocket Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Hamilton Yellow Gold Filled Open Faced Enamel Dial Railroad Pocket Watch, 1940s
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced Pocket Watch METAL
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Vintage 1910s Swiss Modern Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold-filled

J.E Caldwaell & Co. Nickel Silver Oversized Pocket Watch with Enamel Dial
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: J. E. Caldwell of Philadelphia STYLE / REFERENCE: Oversized Pocket Watch or Travel
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Vintage 1910s Swiss Pocket Watches

Volta Rose Gold Minute Repeater Keyless Lever Full Hunter Pocket Watch C1880
Located in London, GB
making complicated watches and repeaters for the South American Market. This watch being a fine example
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Waltham Yellow Gold Pocket Watch Retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle circa 1904
By Waltham
Located in Narberth, PA
This wonderful pocket watch from circa 1904. Signed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle and Waltham. 14k
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20th Century American Edwardian Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Elgin Gold Filled Pocket Watch with Unique Floral and Initials Engraving 1900s
By Elgin
Located in Long Beach, CA
producing over two million watches per year, more than any other watch factory in the world. The company's
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Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Pocket Watches

Longines for Birks Open Faced Pocket Watch with Original Dial, circa 1921
By Birks
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Longines for Birks of Canada STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco Open Faced Pocket Watch
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Vintage 1920s Swiss Art Deco Pocket Watches

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American Pocket Watches For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of american pocket watches for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of Gold, 14k Gold and Gold Plate, these items were constructed with great care. Our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and pieces in stock date back to the 19th Century while others were produced as recently as the 20th Century. The designs in our inventory of american pocket watches bearing Victorian or Art Deco hallmarks are very popular. Many examples in our inventory of these items are appealing no matter their origins, but American Waltham Watch Co., Waltham and Elgin produced popular versions that are worth a look. Many pieces in our collection are stylish for most occasions, but Diamond versions, from our inventory of 2, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. There are many round cut and uncut american pocket watches for sale. When shopping our range of american pocket watches, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for women today than there are for men.

How Much are American Pocket Watches?

Prices for american pocket watches start at $200 and top out at $28,850 with these watches, on average, selling for $1,000.
Questions About American Pocket Watches
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A pocket watch pocket is called by a number of names. You will sometimes see people refer to it simply as a watch pocket. Other names include a coin pocket or a fob pocket. Find a variety of antique pocket watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    A hunter pocket watch is a pocket watch with a metal case that has a spring hinged lid to cover the watch face and protect it from damage.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The way to speed up your pocket watch depends on the specific model of timepiece that you have. To avoid damage, take it to a watch repair shop with experience repairing pocket watches to make adjustments. You'll find a selection of pocket watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A fusee pocket watch — named for the French word fusée — is an antique type of watch with a crescent pulley and a curved groove around it that is wound with a cord or chain. The chain is attached to the mainspring barrel. Find a range of vintage fusee pocket watches on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A pocket watch fob refers to the chain or ribbon to which a pocket watch is attached. Its purpose was to make the watch more readily accessible to the wearer. You’ll find a variety of pocket watch fobs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    How you store pocket watches is largely a matter of personal preference. Generally, you should keep them in a storage container designed specifically for stowing delicate items, such as a velvet-lined jewelry box, a watch box or on a watch stand. Shop a variety of antique and vintage pocket watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    The best pocket watch is a matter of preference. The earliest pocket watches were luxury items, and, owing to cost, they weren’t commonplace until the 19th century. Artfully crafted pocket watches were a symbol of wealth. Brands like Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, and Audemars Piguet are internationally renowned makers of pocket watches. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage pocket watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A watch fob is the name for a pocket watch chain. It's utilized to make the pocket watch more accessible by providing a handle for the user to hold while taking it out of a vest or pant pocket. On 1stDibs, you can find a variety of pocket watch chains.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To use a pocket watch chain, first attach one end to the fob of your watch. Then, tuck the watch into the watch pocket of your jacket. Thread the free end of the chain through your jacket buttonhole. On 1stDibs, shop a wide variety of pocket watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To open an Illinois pocket watch, take it to a watch repair shop or a jeweler. Experts advise against attempting to open pocket watches on your own because doing so without the proper tools can damage the timepieces. On 1stDibs, find a range of Illinois pocket watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The easiest way to identify your Elgin pocket watch is to enter the serial number into an authoritative online database. To find the serial number, open the timepiece and look at the inner movement. On 1stDibs, find a selection of expertly vetted Elgin pocket watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, pocket watches can be a good investment. However, many factors can influence the value of a pocket watch, including the brand, the style and the mechanism that powers it. Also, how well you maintain and care for the watch impacts what it is worth. You'll find a collection of antique and vintage pocket watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Yes, pocket watches can be worth something. A pocket watch's value depends on its age, rarity, and brand. The watch's brand name is the main factor in determining price.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    Like its hunter-case cousin, the half-hunter pocket watch features a protective lid or case that protects the face of the watch. The distinction is that the case front has a viewing window that allows the owner to check the time without having to open the pocket watch lid. The hours are frequently inscribed in blue enamel on the exterior lid itself, making it possible to tell the time without opening the case. Shop a range of vintage half-hunter pocket watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    Full hunter pocket watches are a popular choice for those nostalgic for timepieces of years past. The solid outer case of this type of watch, which often features intricate designs, needs to be opened in order to reveal the watch’s face. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A minute repeater pocket watch comes with a repeater that chimes the time by pushing a button. They come with three different chimes; the hours have a low chime, minute by a high chime, and quarter hours by a sequence of two chimes. Shop a range of antique and vintage pocket watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A key-wind pocket watch is a type of portable timepiece produced from the early 19th century through the middle of the 19th century. It features a mechanism that requires regular winding with a device called a winding key. Shop a range of key-wind pocket watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How to open a Howard pocket watch depends on its design. However, experts recommend that you don't attempt to open one yourself. Instead, take the piece to a watch repair center that has experience servicing pocket watches. Doing so will help you avoid damaging the timepiece. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Howard pocket watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A pocket watch chain is called a fob, or watch fob. They can be made in a variety of materials, but most often appear in a metal that matches the case of the watch itself. Shop a collection of antique watch fobs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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