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Ladies Pocket Watch 18 Karat Gold
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Ladies Pocket Watch 18kt Gold with bow motif on Front not working 3 cm wide
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20th Century Pocket Watches

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Gold

Antique Silver Fob Watch, Ladies Pocket Watch, Edwardian
Located in NEWARK, GB
A beautiful antique, early Edwardian era silver, ladies fob watch or pocket watch. It has a pretty silver case with an engraved floral design to the verso featuring a small blank ca...
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Early 20th Century Swiss Edwardian Pocket Watches

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Silver

Antique Small 9 Karat Gold Fob / Ladies Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful 33mm diameter antique gold watch is working and ticking well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with light and tiny scratches on the glass as shown. This watch weighed ...
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Antique 1880s Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 9k Gold, Enamel

Small 14 Karat Gold Antique Ladies Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This 14K Gold & engine turned case small pocket watch is in good working condition and it is recently been serviced and runs well. Good time keeping. Visible signs of ageing and wear...
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Antique Early 1900s Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold, Enamel

Ladies Pocket Watch Pendant Le Roy Enamel Gold French Original Case, 1890
By Julien Le Roy
Located in Herzelia, Tel Aviv
Pocket Watch Pendant Le Roy Ladies Painted Enamel Gold French in Original Case. Le Roy French Pocket Watch Painted Enamel Silver with guilloche dial and original case. A highly col...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, Enamel

Small 18 Karat Gold Full Engraved Case Hand Winding(Keyless) Ladies Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful Victorian period pin setting 38mm diameter Hand winding pocket watch is in good working condition and it is running well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with light t...
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Antique 1880s British Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Gold

Antique 9K Gold Hand-Winding Ladies Fob / Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful 30mm diameter small gold Victorian period ladies pocket watch is in good working condition and it is running well( it keeps a good time). It weigh 20 grams.
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Antique 1880s Swiss Pocket Watches

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9k Gold

Solid Gold Ladies Stewart Dawson &Co Antique Pocket Watch
Located in MELBOURNE, VIC
Elegant Stewart Dawson & Co 14 carat Solid Gold Open Face Ladies Pocket Watch . Late 19th - early 20th century, marked 14C to inner back cover and serial number #75128. Featuring a g...
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Early 20th Century Australian Art Nouveau Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold

Hampden Gold Filled Ladies Pendant Pocket Watch
By Hampden Watch Company
Located in Dallas, TX
Hampden Gold Filled Ladies Pendant Pocket Watch - Manual winding. Gold filled; ornate engraving ( 33mm ). White dial with Arabic numerals. Pre-owned with custom box. Will be serviced...
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20th Century American Pocket Watches

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 Green Gold ornate case (34 mm ). White dial with Roman numerals. Pre-owned with cust...
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Antique 19th Century American Pocket Watches

14 Karat Gold American Watch Co. Waltham Full Hunter Ladies Size Pocket Watch
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Carlisle, GB
Antique 14K Gold American Watch Co. Waltham Full Hunter Ladies Size Pocket Watch. This Beautiful 41mm diameter full hunter and engine turned decorative cased pocket watch is in goo...
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Antique Early 1900s American Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Enamel, Gold

South Bend Gold Filled Ladies Pendant Pocket Watch
Located in Dallas, TX
South Bend Gold Filled Ladies Pendant Pocket Watch - Manual winding. Gold filled; ornate engraving ( 35 mm ). White dial with Arabic numerals. Pre-owned with custom box. Will be serv...
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20th Century American Pocket Watches

Antique 18 Carat Gold Ladies Pocket Fob Watch, Working
Located in St Helens, GB
A fine antique fob pocket watch. Solid 18 carat gold example with floral engraving throughout the piece. Complete with fine gilt dial. Condition ; Very good. Clean and crisp des...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Pocket Watches

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Gold

18 Karat Gold Victorian Period Ladies Fob or Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
Swiss 18ct cylinder fob watch, gilt frosted bar movement, the gilded dial with a matt centre, Roman numerals and blued steel hands, engine turned case, no. 4322, 34.3gm, 37mm; with t...
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Antique 1880s Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Key-Less Antique 9 Karat Gold Dimier Freres & Cie. Ladies Fob / Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This Beautifully engraved gold case of Victorian period ladies fob watch is in good working condition and it is ticking well. With its gold inlaid enamel dial. Watch size is 34mm D...
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Antique 1880s Swiss Pocket Watches

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Gold

18K Gold Victorian Period Ladies Fob / Pocket Watch Signed by John Neal, London
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful antique key-wind gold pocket watch is working and it is ticking well. The metal ring or Loop is different colour to the watch case as shown. This watch is measured app...
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Antique 1880s Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Key-Less Antique 9 Karat Gold Dimier Freres & Cie. Ladies Fob / Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This Beautifully engraved gold case of Victorian period ladies fob watch is in good working condition and it is ticking well. With its gold inlaid enamel dial. Watch size is 34mm D...
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Antique 1880s Swiss Pocket Watches

14 Karat Gold Antique Pin Set and Hand Winding Ladies Fob / Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful 33mm diameter antique mechanical gold ladies watch is in good working condition and it is running well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with light marks on the glass ...
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Antique 1880s Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Enamel, Gold

E. Dananer Lucerne Ladies Pendant Watch with Original Chain
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: E. Dananer, STYLE / REFERENCE: Pendant Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Silver / Black Enamel CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 27mm x 24mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual...
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Pocket Watches

Victorian 18 Karat Gold and Diamonds Ladies Fob / Brooch Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful 22mm diameter gold / diamonds brooch fob watch is in good working used condition. And it is ticking well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with very light tiny dents ...
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Antique 1880s Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold, Enamel, Gold

Antique Art Nouveau Ladies Girard- Perragux 18K Gold Pendant Watch
By Girard Perragaux
Located in Woodland Hills, CA
This is a beautiful antique art nouveau ladies hunter case pendant watch c.1900. The watch is in excellent working condition. The watch Art Nouveau design with a bouquet of flowers...
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Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Pocket Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Ladies Silver Keywind Pendant Watch with Cartouche Silver and Enamel Dial 1870's
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Pendant Style STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced Pendant Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Sterling Silver CIRCA / YEAR: 1870's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length & Diameter34mm MOVEMENT /...
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Antique 1870s Swiss Art Nouveau Pocket Watches

Antique 18 Carat Ladies Enamelled Watch with 9 Carat Pinned Bow, circa 1890
Located in London, GB
Antique 18ct Ladies Enamelled Watch with 9ct Pinned Bow circa 1890 Very pretty 18ct gold ladies fob watch is marked 18K, a swiss movement and is circa 1890 with 9ct bow and pin dat...
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Antique 1880s British Victorian Pocket Watches

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18k Gold, Enamel

14 Karat Gold and Diamonds Red Enamel Mechanical Ladies Fob or Brooch Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful antique 28mm diameter hand winding gold and diamond ladies brooch watch is in good working condition and it is running well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with ligh...
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Antique Early 1900s French Pocket Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Enamel

Art Nouveau French Omega Ladies Gold Diamond Mechanical movement Pocket Watch
By Omega
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
An Omega 18k yellow gold ladies pocket watch set with old mine cut diamond. Mechanical movement.
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Pocket Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Victorian Ladies yellow Gold Diamond Enamel Shamrock Brooch Watch
By C.H. Meylan
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful ladies Victorian style Shamrock blue enamel, eighteen karat yellow gold and diamond brooch. On one side of the blue enameled brooch is a Shamrock clover leaf pattern set...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Victorian Pocket Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Tiffany & Co. Platinum, Diamond, and Ruby Ladies Pocket Watch
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co Platinum, Diamond, and Ruby Ladies Pocket Watch. Gorgeous pocket watch with wind up movement. Made in America, circa 1920, and stamped with the Tiffany & Co New York lo...
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Vintage 1920s American Pocket Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Waltham 14 Karat Yellow Gold Ladies Pocket Watch
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: manual wind Function: hours, minutes, sub seconds Case: 29mm 14k yellow gold case, plastic crystal, solid case back Dial: white dial, black hands, arabic numeral hour mark...
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20th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

1886 14 Karat Gold Diamond Ladies Pocket Watch Pendant
By Elgin
Located in Birmingham, AL
This 14k gold pocket watch features a hunter's case which is hand engraved and decorated with a design in rose, yellow, white and green gold design. In the center of the design on on...
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Antique 1880s American Victorian Pocket Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold

Yellow Gold Ladies Half Hunter Antique Pocket Watch
By Thomas Russell & Son
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional fine and impressive antique Victorian solid gold half hunter style ladies' pocket watch; part of our diverse watch and jewelry collections. This fine savonnette* st...
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Antique 1870s British Victorian Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Girard, Perreguax 18K Gold & Enamel Ladies Pendant Pocket Watch
By Girard Perregaux
Located in Dallas, TX
Girard- Perreguax 18K Gold & Enamel Ladies Pendant Pocket Watch - Manual winding. 18K Yellow gold with ornate case; black enamel on case back (36 mm ) . Elegantly decorated white dia...
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20th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

Tiffany & Co. Ladies Yellow Gold Open-Faced Pendant Pocket Watch
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Tiffany & Co. Lady's Platinum Pocket Watch - Merimont Watch Co. manual wind movement ; 18 jewel ; eight adjustment. Repose engraving along the case band. Platinum colored di...
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20th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Elgin Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Enamel Hunter Pocket Watch, circa 1988
By Elgin
Located in Toronto, ON
Very fine Gold, Enamel and Diamond, Ladies Hunter Pocket Watch Elgin C. 1888. The front cover of stem wind watch beautifully enameled with pansy decoration inset with old cut diamond...
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Antique 19th Century Pocket Watches

Vintage Patek Philippe Ladies Ornately Engraved Open Face Pendant/Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Dallas, TX
Manual winding. 18k yellow gold ornately engraved open face pendant/pocket watch (30mm diameter). Gold colored dial with guilloche center and black Arabic numerals. Pre-owned with cu...
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20th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Viennese Ladies 18 Karat Gold Enamel and Diamonds Pocket Watch, circa 1900
Located in Vienna, AT
Elegant Key-wind Ladie's Pocket Watch 18 Karat yellow gold, engraved case with black and gold enamel decoration and old-cut diamond inlays forming a flower on the front, one further...
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Antique 1890s Austrian Art Nouveau Pocket Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Enamel

Waltham Ladies Platinum Fob Watch
By Waltham
Located in London, GB
An Art Deco ladies' fob watch by Waltham. Circular dial with Arabic numerals, blue steel hands, dial signed Waltham, in a platinum case decorated with engine turned engraving, which ...
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Vintage 1930s Pocket Watches

Materials

Diamond

1900s Antique Yellow Gold Ladies Fob Watch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique Austrian 14 karat gold ladies' fob watch; part of our diverse watch collections. This fine and impressive Austrian ladies' antique watch has been craft...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex 6917 Datejust Two-Tone Champagne Dial Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Rolex MPN: 6917 Model: Datejust Case Material: Stainless steel Case Diameter: 26mm Crystal: Plastic crystal Bezel: 18k Yellow gold fluted bezel  Dial: Champagne dial with yell...
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1990s Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex 6917 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ladies President Diamond Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company - Rolex Model - 6917 Ladies President Case Metal - 18k Yellow Gold Case Measurement - 26mm Bracelet - Custom 18k Yellow Gold w/ Diamonds - Fits up to a 6 3/4" wrist Dial - Cu...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe Ladies 18 Karat Gold Pendant Watch with Archival Document
By Patek Philippe
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Patek Philippe Et Cie. STYLE / REFERENCE: Pendant Hunter Case METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt. Yellow Gold with Kiln Fired Enamel Detail CIRCA: 1873 DIMENSIONS: 33mm Diameter...
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Antique 1870s Swiss Pocket Watches

Moussaieff 18 Karat Gold Ladies Necklace Pendant Watch with Diamonds and Rubies
By Moussaieff
Located in Braintree, GB
Moussaieff 18k gold ladies necklace pendant watch with diamonds and rubies. Made in Israel / Switzerland Circa 2000's Dimensions - Necklace Length x Width : 65.5 x 0.6 cm Watch Dia...
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Early 2000s Pocket Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Rolex Ladies Yellow Gold Stainless Steel Datejust Automatic Wristwatch, 1994
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W3593 Model Number: 69173 Serial Number: S51**** Condition: 9 - Excellent condition Gender: Ladies Age: 21st April 1994 Case Diameter: 26 mm Case Size: 26mm Box & Papers: Bo...
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1990s Swiss Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolled Gold Ladies Demi-Hunter and Albertina, Dated circa 1900
Located in London, GB
Rolled Gold Ladies Demi-Hunter and Albertina, dated Circa 1900 This watch is made by "The American Waltham Watch Company", who were top watchmakers in Waltham, Massachusetts. The cas...
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Antique Early 1900s American Victorian Pocket Watches

Tiffany & Co. 18 Karat Gold Ladies Wristwatch Hand Winding Pocket Watch Style
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Tiffany & Co. 18K Yellow Gold Ladies Wristwatch This vintage authentic Tiffany ladies wristwatch is in a pocket watch style with a sideways dial. Manual Hand winding movement. The...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Ladies Pocket Watch by Patek Philippe
By Patek Philippe
Located in Greenwich, CT
Patek Philippe Lady's Pocket Watch adorned with seed pearls and a diamond. The watch features a pin with a crown with 5 pearls and diamonds (Crown of Count). The watch dates early XX...
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Early 20th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Gold, Rose Gold

Patek Philippe & Co. Ladies Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Dallas, TX
Patek Philippe & Co. Lady's Pocket Watch - Manual movement; 15 jewels. 18k Yellow gold ( 32 mm ) with gold cuvette, swirl leaf and scallops, back with ornate overlay monogram. Enamel...
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20th Century Swiss Pocket Watches

18 Karat Yellow Gold Pearls Enamel Ladies Pocket Watch
Located in Rotterdam, NL
This nineteenth century 18 karat gold ladies pocket watch featuring a painted enamel scenery of a dancing couple. The watch is surrounded with seventy-seven seed pearls on both sides...
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian More Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Natural Pearl, Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel, 18k Gold

Silver Victorian Period Key-Wind Ladies Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This small and beautiful antique Victorian period with its pink enamel dial pocket watch is in good working condition and it is ticking well. It comes with a key and it’s tiny swede ...
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Antique 1880s British Pocket Watches

Materials

Silver, Enamel

18 Karat Gold Antique Key-Wind Ladies Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful antique key-wind Gold Pocket Watch is in good working condition and it is ticking well. It comes with a key. The dial is a bit tired and has aged. The metal ring or Lo...
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Antique 1880s Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Enamel

Antique Silver Key-Wind Ladies Pocket Watch, circa 1880
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful antique silver pocket watch is in good working condition. It has been serviced and it is running well. It comes with antique winding key. Please study the images care...
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Antique 1880s Pocket Watches

Materials

Silver, Enamel

Elgin National Watch Co Ladies Antique Pocket Watch with Chain Pendant Necklace
By Elgin
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Circa 1891, Elgin National Watch Co. Ladies Pocket Watch. Size 18, 44.54mm in fourteen karat 14K rose gold plate. Accompanied by with long 48 inch gold filled 1.25 mm rope chain with...
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Antique 1890s American Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold-filled, Gold Plate

Ladies Antique Pocket Gold Watch Chain with Slide
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Antique Pocket Watch Chain with decorative oval engraved slide and unusual hand shaped charm holding the swivel clasp. Forty inches in length. Ten carat (10K) yellow gold. In gift b...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Pocket Watches

Materials

10k Gold, Yellow Gold

Elgin Ladies Yellow Gold Ornately Engraved Antique Manual Pocket Watch
By Elgin
Located in Dallas, TX
Elgin 14k Sold Gold Ornately Engraved Ladies Antique Pocket Watch - Manual winding. 14k solid gold engraved case (34mm diameter). Enamel dial with black Arabic numerals; sub-seconds...
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Antique Early 1900s American Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Victorian Ladies Silver Pocket Watch Dated circa 1890, Swiss Movement
Located in London, GB
Victorian Ladies Silver Pocket Watch dated circa 1890,Swiss Movement. Watch face and silver engine turned back are in very good condition as is the movement. It has a separate silver...
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Pocket Watches

Materials

Silver

Elgin Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Pocket or Pendant Manual Winding Watch
By Elgin
Located in Dallas, TX
Elgin Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Pocket or Pendant Watch - Manual winding 15 jewels. Yellow gold with bale; engraved HC on front with 3 first names engraved inside; beautiful design...
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Antique Early 1900s American Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Ladies Enamel Pearl Brooch Fob Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
A beautifully handcrafted emerald ladies fob watch. The watch has a lovely enamel dial with Arabic numerals. There are pearls surrounding its outer silver case. It is hand wound with...
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Antique 1890s Pocket Watches

Materials

Silver

  • Ladies Enamel Pearl Brooch Fob Watch
  • Ladies Enamel Pearl Brooch Fob Watch
  • Ladies Enamel Pearl Brooch Fob Watch
  • Ladies Enamel Pearl Brooch Fob Watch
W 2.59 in. D 1.02 in. L 3.15 in.
Vintage Waltham Yellow Gold Ladies Pendant Watch
By Waltham
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Waltham 14k Yellow Gold Ladies Pendant Watch - Manual winding. 14k yellow gold case ornately engraved both front and back (34mm diameter). Enamel dial with subseconds dial. ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Pocket Watches

Omega Ladies Yellow Gold Repousse Pendant Watch
By Omega
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Omega, STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced, Pendant, Carved/ Repousse Back MOVEMENT / CALIBER: 28mm DIAL / HANDS: Enamel, Original, Hands, "Purple" Blued Ste...
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Early 20th Century Pocket Watches

Fine 18 Karat Gold and Diamonds Ladies Fob Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful pre-own 35mm diameter 18K Gold Hand-winding pocket watch is in good working condition and it is recently been serviced and is running well. It’s very fine gold & diamo...
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Antique 1890s Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Enamel

Patek Philippe Ladies Heavily Chased Art Nouveau Gold Pendant Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1910 Patek Philippe Ladies Pendant Watch, 27 M.M. 18K Yellow Gold case with Heavy Floral Chasing and A Flower set with Old cut Diamonds, an inside dust cover over the Jeweled N...
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Vintage 1910s Swiss Art Nouveau Pocket Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

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Ladies Pocket Watches For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of ladies pocket watches for sale on 1stDibs. All of the items for sale were constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and Enamel. Find a collection of 65 vintage versions or 1 modern creations for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and pieces in stock date back to the 18th Century while others were produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many different pieces in our collection of ladies pocket watches to choose from, but Victorian and Art Deco ladies pocket watches are of considerable interest. Versions of these items have been a part of the life’s work for many jewelers, but those produced by Tiffany & Co., Elgin and Patek Philippe are consistently popular. Any of these pieces can lend versatility to your look, but Diamond versions, from our inventory of 10, are particularly popular. A selection of round cut, ball cut and bead can be found today on these pages. There aren’t many items for men in our collection of ladies pocket watches, as most of the options available are for women.

How Much are Ladies Pocket Watches?

Prices for ladies pocket watches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $358 and can go as high as $24,464, while ladies pocket watches, on average, fetch $1,875.

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 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 Ladies Pocket Watches
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Pocket watches come in a variety of sizes but the most popular sizes for women are 0s, 6s and 8s. Measuring pocket watches is a bit confusing and to make it easier a 0s is1.166”, a 6s is 1.367” and 8s is 1.433”. So it’s fairly safe to say that an average size for a woman’s pocket watch is between 1 and 1.5 inches. Find vintage and contemporary pocket watches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.

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