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Calendar Pocket Watch

Audemar Piguet Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Pocket Watch C1970
By Audemars Piguet
Located in London, GB
Audemars Piguet. A Yellow Gold Keyless Lever Perpetual Calendar Pocket Watch C1970 Dial: The
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Late 20th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1890s Vintage Rose Gold Full Hunter Double Sided Calendar Pocket Watch
Located in London, GB
A Rare 18k Rose Gold Full Hunter Double Sided Calendar Vintage Gents Pocket Watch, white enamel
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Antique 19th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Comor 18kt Yellow Gold Open Face Keyless Lever Perpetual Calendar Pocket Watch
Located in London, GB
Comor 18kt Yellow Gold Open Face Keyless Lever Perpetual Calendar Moonphase Pocket Watch C1970's
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20th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Baquet Yellow Gold Calendar Engine Turned Breguet Dial Pocket Watch
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Baquet Keywind Switzerland STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced Calendar Pocket Watch
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Antique Early 19th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Pocket Watch by Redard & Co.
Located in New Orleans, LA
This stylish and complex perpetual calendar minute-repeating chronometer pocket watch was created
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Victorian Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

A Gold Full Hunter Calendar Quarter Repeater Chrono Pocket Watch C1890
Located in London, GB
A Gold Full Hunter Keyless Lever Calendar Quarter Repeater Chronograph Pocket Watch C1890 Dial: A
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

A Gold Calendar Minute Repeater Chronograph Half Hunter Pocket Watch C1900
Located in London, GB
An 18k Yellow Gold Half Hunter Chronograph Calendar Minute Repeater Keyless Lever Pocket Watch
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Pavel Bure Gold Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater Chrongraph Pocket Watch C1890
Located in London, GB
Pocket Watch C1890 Dial: The excellent white enamel dial with Arabic numerals and outer tachometric
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Edda &Co Rose Gold Full Hunter Minute Repeater Calendar Chronograph Pocket Watch
Located in London, GB
EDDA Watch Company 14ct rose gold full hunter minute repeater calendar chronograph pocket watch
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20th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Rose Gold

18 Kt Gold Hunter Pocket Watch Triple Calendar Moon Phase Chrono Minute Repeater
Located in Antwerp, BE
18 Kt Pink Gold Hunter Pocket Watch Triple Calendar / Quantieme Moon Phase Chronograph Minute
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Artisan Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

B.Hass Jeune Rose Gold Calendar Minute Repeater Split Second Hunter Pocket Watch
Located in London, GB
Keyless Lever Full Hunter Pocket Watch C1895. Dial: The superb white enamel dial with Roman numeral
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Minute Repeating Chronograph Pocket Watch by A. Lugrin
Located in New Orleans, LA
chronograph is a specimen of precision timekeeping. Housed in a sleek 18K yellow gold hunter's case, the watch
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Victorian Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel, Steel

A Swiss Perpetual Minute Repeater Chronograph Full Hunter Pocket Watch C1900
Located in London, GB
Pocket Watch C1900 Dial: The perfect white enamel dial with Arabic numerals outer minute track with five
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Swiss Rose Gold Double-Sided Calendar Quarter Repeated Keyless Lever PocketWatch
Located in London, GB
quarters only. This pocket watch is indeed rare and unusual insofar that the calendar work is on the
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20th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

F. Rotig Havre, a Rare Gold Open Face Keyless Quarter Repeating Calendar with Co
Located in London, GB
F.Rotig Havre 18Kt Rose Gold and Enamel Keyless Quarter Repeating Calendar Open face 50mm Pocket
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Antique 18th Century French Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

Movado 1948 Calendermeto Triple Date and Moonphase Travel Purse Clock & Leather
By Movado
Located in Miami, FL
a pocket/purse watch manufactured between 1926 and 1985 by Movado in La Chaux-de-Fonds in
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Vintage 1940s Swiss Modernist Pocket Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Audemars Piguet Royal 50th anniversary 2016, 41mm with box and papers
By Audemars Piguet
Located in Bilbao, ES
Omega, whose origins date to 1848.) That was soon followed in 1899 with the Universelle pocket watch, a
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 50th anniversary 41mm with box and papers, 2022
By Audemars Piguet
Located in Bilbao, ES
date to 1848.) That was soon followed in 1899 with the Universelle pocket watch, a masterpiece of
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

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Natural Pearl, 18k Gold, Enamel

Waltham American Riverside Pocket Watch with Fob and Charms
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Own a bit of history with this exceptional ladies heirloom timepiece from Waltham American Watch Company. This exquisite pocket watch is made of fourteen karat 14K yellow gold and h...
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Antique 1880s American Pocket Watches

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14k Gold

18kt Vintage Early 19th Century Gold Pocket Watch, Key Wind, Working, 40mm
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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Antique 1840s English Pocket Watches

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Rolex Day-Date President 40 Ice Blue Arabic Dial Automatic Platinum Watch 228206
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Louis Vuitton x Virgil Abloh Limited Edition Monogram Trunk, Wallet Trunk Inside
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
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21st Century and Contemporary Boxes and Cases

Cartier 1920s Platinum and Diamond EWC Pocket Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1920s Cartier Pocket Watch, 45 M.M. Platinum 3 Piece case with Diamond set case perimeter, approximately 2 Carats. Jeweled Nickel lever mechanical wind movement by EWC, Europea...
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Vintage 1920s Swiss Art Deco Pocket Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Hunter Pocket Watch, Elaborately Painted Enamel, The Dial Marked Omega
Located in London, GB
A very rare decorative beautiful enamel cultured seed pearl, full-faced Hunter pocket watch, with OMEGA stamped on the dial circa. 1894 -1912, probably aimed at the export market. Th...
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Antique Early 19th Century Unknown Renaissance Pocket Watches

Materials

Pearl, Enamel

Antique Gold Silver Diamond Enamel Pocket Watch Pendant Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Antique silver and 14k gold chain with cage pendant, holding a pocket watch inside. Decorated with rose cut diamonds, enamel and green gemstones. Pendant is 29mm in diameter. Chain ...
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Antique 19th Century Pocket Watches

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Diamond, Gold, Silver, Enamel

Antique Pocket Watch
Located in Geneva, CH
Pocket watch in gilded metal. Height: 6.80 centimeters. We do not guarantee the functioning of this watch.
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Early 20th Century Pocket Watches

Vacheron & Constantin. A Yellow Gold Minute Repeater Pocket watch C1920
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in London, GB
Vacheron Constantin. A Yellow Gold Keyless Lever Open Face Minute Repeater Pocket watch C1930. Dial: The white enamel dial signed Vacheron Constantin Geneve with Breguet numerals mi...
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20th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co. Vintage 18 Karat Blue Enamel Pendant Watch
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Great Neck, NY
Tiffany & Co. Vintage 18 Karat Blue Enamel Pendant Watch, Watch does run watch and case are both signed enamel is pristine, watch is 29 mm This is a real nice piece, watch shows sign...
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Vintage 1980s Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Enamel

18 Karat Gold limited IWC Pocket Watch, Scarabaeus by Ernst Fuchs, Ref. 5420
By IWC
Located in Berlin, DE
Pocket watch: limited IWC pocket watch, rarity in the 18K solid gold version, 'Scarabaeus-Fuchs-Savonnette', Schaffhausen, around 1982 with original box Absolute rarity and rare col...
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20th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe for Tiffany & Company Platinum Gents Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1930 Patek Philippe Pocket Watch Retailed by Tiffany & company, 43 M.M. Platinum 3 Piece case, 18 Jewel Manual wind Nickle lever movement. Silver Satin dial with raised Gold ...
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Art Deco Pocket Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Submariner 18k Yellow Gold Blue Lapis Dial 16618 Automatic Watch, 1990
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 16618 Year: 1990 Serial number: E8xxxxx Reference: OT1673 Over its lifespan, numerous types of dials and bezels colours were introduced, including black ...
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 14 Karat Yellow Gold Ladies Watch Chain with Heart Slide
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Lengthy sixty inch antique ladies fourteen carat 14K gold watch chain with heart slide and press clip closure. Rarely seen in this fine condition for a piece of this age. Pocket watc...
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Early 20th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Antique Silver Calendar Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
Antique Silver Swiss moon-phase Calendar Pocket Watch. This watch is working and ticking nicely
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Vintage 1910s Pocket Watches

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Silver, Enamel

L'Hardy du Bois Yellow Gold Quarter Repeater and Calendar Pocket Watch, 1820
Located in Rome, IT
The white enamel dial with Arabic numerals has a pair of black steel hands plus a centre calendar
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Vintage 1920s Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Military Minute Repeater Perpetual Moon Phase Calendar Chronograph Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
A stunning and very rare military, chronograph minute repeater moon phase calendar pocket watch
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Antique Early 1900s Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

Other

English-Charles Frodsham YG HC Min Repeat./Chrono/Perpetual Cal.
Located in New York City, NY
watch minute repeating perpetual calendar, minute & seconds chronograph with moon phases. No. 18459. The
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English Pocket Watches

William Rogers Rare Gold Quarter Repeater Calendar Pocket Watch C1862
Located in London, GB
William Rogers Liverpool. A Rare Heavy Gold Keywind Quarter Repeater Calendar Pocket Watch C1862
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Antique 19th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Full Hunter Minute Repeating Calendar Pocket Watch Vintage Gents 18k Yellow Gold
Located in London, GB
A 55mm 18k Yellow Gold Full Hunter Minute Repeating Calendar Vintage Gents Pocket Watch, white
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Early 20th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 1890s Rare World Time Full Calendar Pocket Watch 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in London, GB
A Rare 18k Yellow Gold Double Sided World Time Full Calendar Vintage Gents Pocket Watch, white
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Antique Late 19th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Jules Jurgensen Pocket Digital Time Calendar Watch
By Jules Jurgensen
Located in Long Beach, CA
Kamasutra positions though; they are timing positions. This very rare watch has a full digital calendar. It
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Pocket Watches

Perpetual Calendar Jump Date Pocket Watch by Marius LeCoultre
Located in New Orleans, LA
pocket watch features a beautifully crafted 18K rose gold case decorated in a foliate and scroll motif
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Aesthetic Movement Pocket Watches

Materials

Ruby, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Gustave Sandoz Yellow Gold Triple Calendar Minute Repeater Pocket Watch
Located in Dallas, TX
Gustave Sandoz 18k yellow gold hunter case triple calendar minute repeater pocket watch with manual
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20th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Volta 18ct Rose Gold Full Hunter Calendar Minute Chronograph Pocket Watch
Located in London, GB
Volta 18ct rose gold minute repeater calendar chronograph full hunter keyless lever pocket watch
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Antique 18th Century Pocket Watches

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

Blancpain Leman Perpetual Calendar Chrono Men's Watch
By Blancpain
Located in Dallas, TX
Blancpain Leman Perpetual Calendar Chrono Men's Watch 2585-1418-53 - Automatic winding with day
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20th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Antique Gold-Plated Pocket Watch
Located in Napoli, Italy
perfectly, plus calendar function. A simple and elegant design for a timeless timepice. * every jewel is
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Retro Pocket Watches

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Gold Plate, Steel

Silver Erotic Pocket Watch by Breguet & Fils
By Breguet
Located in New Orleans, LA
Exuding elegance and sophistication, this seemingly understated quarter-hour repeater pocket watch
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Antique 19th Century French Pocket Watches

Materials

Silver, Enamel, Gilt Metal

Haas Neveux & Co. Yellow Gold Swiss Grand Complication Pocket Watch
Located in New Orleans, LA
This Swiss Grand Complication pocket watch by Haas Neveux & Co. is a marvel of horological
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Fabrique Germinal Triple-Date Chronograph Pocket Watch by Picard & Cie.
Located in New Orleans, LA
This rare minute repeater chronograph Fabrique Germinal pocket watch by Picard & Cie. is a stellar
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20th Century French Pocket Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Rare Digital Triple Calendar Moon Phase Keyless Lever OpenFace PocketWatch C1880
Located in London, GB
A Rare Digital Triple Calendar Moon Phase 18ct Yellow Gold Keyless Lever Open Face Pocket Watch
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Antique Late 19th Century English Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Movado stainless Steel Calendermeto Purse Wristwatch
By Movado
Located in Firenze, IT
watch with triple date calendar and moon phases. Case : Three-body, polished,steel Dial : Two-tone
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Vintage 1940s Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

Silver

2006 Patek Philippe, Platinum, Reference 5059, Automatic Perpetual Calendar
By Patek Philippe
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
position to begin moving across again. This unusual display was first seen on pocket watches in the 18th
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Patek Pahilippe Nautilus Moonphase 40mm 18K rose Gold Full Set Ref: 5712R-001
By Patek Philippe
Located in București, RO
delivered the Supercomplication pocket watch to Henry Graves Jr., an American banker. With 24 complications
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2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

A Gold Minute Repeater Calendar Chronograph Hunter Pocket Watch C1890s
Located in London, GB
A Swiss Gold Keyless Lever Minute Repeater Calendar Chronograph Hunter Pocket Watch C1890s Dial
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Le Phare, Gold Pocket Hunter Watch, Chronograph, Repeater, Calendar, Moon Phase
Located in Berlin, DE
Le Phare, Complicated, heavy pocket watch, hunter watch with chronograph, quarter-hour repeater
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Antique 19th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

18kt Pink Gold Pocket Watch with Triple Calendar and Moon Phases
Located in Firenze, IT
18K pink gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6
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Antique 1890s Swiss Victorian Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Lawson A Rare Full Calendar Gold Hunter Keyless Lever Pocket Watch C1900S
By Baume
Located in London, GB
effluent customers with fine and rare pocket watches clocks and jewellery. This rare and important watch is
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20th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

LeCoultre 1960s Memodate Alarm Mechanical Pocket Watch New Old Stock Never Worn
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1960s LeCoultre Ararm Pocket Watch, this is absolutely Pristine, new old stock, never used
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Pocket Watches

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Gold-filled

Audemars Piguet 1930 Art Deco Watch Necklace In Platinum And 4.86 Ctw Diamonds
By Audemars Piguet
Located in Miami, FL
pocket watch was released by the pair, featuring a minute repeater, alarm, perpetual calendar, deadbeat
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Vintage 1920s Swiss Art Deco Drop Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Vulcain. An 18ct Rose Gold Minute Repeater Chronograph Full Hunter Pocket Watch
By Vulcain
Located in London, GB
Vulcain. An 18ct Rose Gold Minute Repeater Calendar Chronograph Keyless Lever Full Hunter Pocket
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Masonic Calendar Key Winding Pocket Watch with Fusee Movement
Located in Carlisle, GB
A beautiful handcrafted enamel dial, masonic calendar key winding Pocket watch. It has a fusee
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Antique 1880s Pocket Watches

Materials

Silver, Enamel

SANDOZ Yellow Gold Grand Complication Yellow Gold Pocket Watch
Located in Greenwich, CT
Sandoz Grand Complication pocket watch, featuring a mechanical manual winding movement; white dial
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20th Century French Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold

1960s Paul Flato Imperio Mexicano Brooch Pendant Watch
By Paul Flato
Located in San Francisco, CA
'Imperio Mexicano'. Centering on an 1886 1 peso coin, this watch features a skeleton dial with delicate
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Vintage 1960s Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Paul Flato Gold "Imperio Mexicano 1 Peso" Pendant Watch
By Paul Flato
Located in Greenwich, CT
"Imperio Mexicano 1 Peso" pendant watch, featuring a skeletonized 1866 1 peso dial with black
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Vintage 1960s American Pocket Watches

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22k Gold, 18k Gold

Patek Philippe Nautilus 4700/530, Certified and Warranty
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
WATCHMAKER ANTONI NORBERT PATEK BEGUN MAKING POCKET WATCHES IN 1839 IN GENEVA ALONG WITH HIS FELLOW POLISH
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Antique Gunmetal and Silver Moonphase Calendar Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
Antique Gunmetal & silver Perpetual Calendar Pocket Watch. This pocket watch is in good working
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Antique 1890s Pocket Watches

Materials

Enamel, Gilt Metal

Rare, Antique Full Hunter Silver Moonphase Calendar Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
Rare, Antique Full Hunter Silver & Niello case Moonphase Calendar Pocket Watch. This Lovely good
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Antique 1880s Pocket Watches

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Silver, Enamel, Niello

Antique Stem-Wind Silver Calendar Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful stem-wind antique 50mm calendar watch is working and it is ticking well. It shows
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Antique Early 1900s Pocket Watches

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Silver, Enamel

Audemars Piguet ultra-thin rare gold tonneau dress watch
By Audemars Piguet
Located in New York, NY
, creating such innovations as the first watch with a jumping hour display and the thinnest pocket watch
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Tiffany&Co. Gold HC Min Repeat./Split Sec Chronograph/Perp.Cal.
Located in New York City, NY
Up for sale is a SWISS - Tiffany & Co.hunter case pocket watch minute repeating perpetual calendar
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Swiss Pocket Watches

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Calendar Pocket Watch For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate calendar pocket watch for your needs in our varied inventory. Frequently made of Gold, 18k Gold and Enamel, this item was constructed with great care. Finding the perfect calendar pocket watch may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 19th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 20th Century. A calendar pocket watch from Jules Jurgensen — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured accessory — is worth considering. A calendar pocket watch can be a stylish choice for most occasions, but Ruby rings, from our inventory of 1, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. Today, if you’re looking for an uncut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes alternatives. When shopping for a calendar pocket watch, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or women today than there are for men.

How Much is a Calendar Pocket Watch?

The price for a calendar pocket watch starts at $919 and tops out at $58,500 with these watches, on average, selling for $7,900.

Finding the Right pocket-watches for You

Can you pull off a vintage pocket watch? Of course you can. With a suit and a waistcoat, a pocket watch can be a refreshing alternative to a wristwatch.

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, and manufacturers such as Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe became known for theirs. (Today, they’re among the most sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.)

At the onset, pocket watches resembled small round table clocks, and pulling your small round table clock — perhaps of the silver variety — out of your breast pocket in front of someone else demonstrated unequivocally that you cared about punctuality. For collectors, pocket watches are big, and that means a larger canvas provided for functions without crowding the dial. For example, the Marius Lecoultre pocket watch — made circa 1890 — does everything but uncork your wine.

In the late 1800s, the open-face pocket watch became a staple on the American railroad. It was a requirement for railway workers to wear a pocket watch, as the timepieces were responsible for keeping conductors on schedule. This was a boon to the watchmaking industry, with companies like Hamilton, the Elgin National Watch Company and the Waltham Watch Company producing high-grade and workingman’s watches.

By the 1930s, wristwatches comprised the bulk of watch manufacturing in America, superseding the pocket watch. Suddenly, if you wanted to know the time, you merely glanced at your wrist. But given their vintage charm and our general appetite for good design, pocket watches are a piece of statement-making jewelry and today can prove complementary to your formal attire in a manner that is stylish and unconventional.

Let time take its course — browse a vast selection of antique and vintage pocket watches available on 1stDibs designed by legendary brands such as IWC, Cartier and more.

Questions About Calendar Pocket Watch
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    A calendar watch, as the name suggests, indicates calendar information. It can either have one or a combination of – date, day, week, month, year and moon phase. Dating from different eras, you can find an early iteration of calendar watches from the 19th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. Find a variety of classic, vintage and antique calendar watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    A triple calendar watch shows the date, day and month with or without the phases of the moon. These watches need the date to be manually adjusted in between months with different number of days. A variety of these watches are available on 1stDibs
  • 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 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 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
    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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Rolex made pocket watches from 1905 through to the 1970s. The last pocket watch released was a small, ultra-formal 18 karat piece. Own a piece of history by shopping a selection of Rolex pocket watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The best way to determine the year of a pocket watch is to identify and look up the serial number. Pocket watch serial numbers can be located inside the watch once you remove or open the back cover of the watch. Shop a wide range of pocket watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To open a Hamilton pocket watch, take it to a reputable watch repair shop. Experts advise against opening antique pocket watches on your own because special tools are necessary to avoid damaging the timepieces. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Hamilton pocket watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To know if your pocket watch is valuable, consult a licensed appraiser. Choose one with experience appraising antique and vintage timepieces. Having your pocket watch evaluated by a knowledgeable professional is the only way to be certain of its value. On 1stDibs, find a collection of antique and vintage pocket watches.

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