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Victorian Watches

The reign of Queen Victoria encapsulates a quickly evolving period of history — and jewelry styles were no exception. No single period has seen such a diverse group of jewelry attributed to it than the Victorian era. Today, there is a vast collection of authentic Victorian jewelry and watches on 1stDibs.

Victorian jewelry is named after Queen Victoria, whose reign lasted from 1837 to 1901, making her the second longest-ruling monarch. (She was surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II in 2015.) During this time, different styles of fashion and jewelry came and went. Thanks to our fascination with royalty and swoon-worthy melodramas like Netflix’s The Crown — which is rife with evocative fashion, jewelry and interiors — and the 2017 feature film Victoria & Abdul, we are all familiar with her story. After the death of Victoria’s father and three childless uncles, she ascended to the throne at age 18. In 1840, Queen Victoria married the love of her life, her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Queen Victoria loved serpentine jewels, and she had even more power to shape trends than Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle do today. The British monarch’s best-known piece in this mold is the gold coiled-snake engagement ring she received from Prince Albert — the sinuous reptile was considered a symbol of everlasting love.

The Queen's 63-year reign has been divided by historians into the Romantic period, the early happy years, circa 1837–60; the Grand period, marked by the deaths of the Queen’s mother and husband, circa 1860–80; and the late Victorian or Aesthetic period, which lasted from about 1880 until 1901 and ushered in the Belle Epoque. Queen Victoria wore her heart on her sleeve, and her fashion and jewelry reflected her emotions.

Romantic period jewelry, which featured common decorative motifs and was embellished with seed pearls, coral and turquoise, was a celebration of the young monarch’s love. Everything changed with the death of Prince Albert, and the Grand period is is most often associated with mourning jewelry. Jewelry was smaller, lighter and more dainty during the late Victorian period. During this era, diamonds came into fashion, and semiprecious gems such as amethysts and opals became prevalent, too. Using gemstones for their natural beauty and not their worth was something that jewelers of the era felt passionate about, and this ideology would really become relevant in Art Nouveau jewelry.

On 1stDibs, explore the most extraordinary original Victorian jewelry — from rings, necklaces and brooches to a range of other accessories. 

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9ct Gold Victorian Chain Section
Located in London, GB
9ct Gold Victorian display Chain section These were used to display medals ,coins , but are now a very decadent item of jewellery that can be worn elegantly to reflect on such a bea...
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1880s Antique Victorian Watches

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Gold

Minute Repeating Chronograph Pocket Watch by A. Lugrin
Located in New Orleans, LA
Crafted by Swiss watchmaker Alfred Lugrin, this exceptional minute repeating, triple-date chronograph is a specimen of precision timekeeping. Housed in a sleek 18K yellow gold hunter...
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19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel, Steel

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 by the Swiss firm of H. Redard & Co. Its 18K rose gold hunter's case features the or...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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18k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

French Gun Metal Coronet/Crown Watch Pin, 19th Century
Located in St. Catharines, ON
Made for a French baron or count, a Napoleon III gold topped openwork gun metal pin designed as a 7 pointed coronet, with gold accents, meant to suspend a pendant watch. Pendant watc...
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1870s Antique Victorian Watches

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Gilt Metal, Mixed Metal, Berlin Iron

Antique Victorian Braided Hair Pocket Watch Chain or Cord
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine Victorian braided hair cord for a pocket watch. Comprised of braided, twisted, and woven hair set with gold plated caps and findings. A gold filled chain is suspended ...
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19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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Gold Plate

Fine Enameled Gold Half Hunter Case Pocket Watch, 1880s
Located in St. Catharines, ON
Beautiful 18k gold guilloché enameled half hunter fully engraved case, pocket watch. An elegant timepiece, the roman chapters in dark blue enamel against a salmon pink guilloché enam...
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1880s Antique Victorian Watches

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Gold, 18k Gold, Enamel

Victorian Patek Philippe Gold Lapel Watch Pocket
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rare Patek Philippe lapel/pocket watch that would be definitely a conversational piece. It was created in Switzerland in the 1900s. Made of 18 karat (stamped) yellow gold. The moveme...
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Early 1900s Antique Victorian Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian French 2 Carat Rose Cut Diamond Star Pocket Watch
Located in Narberth, PA
An absolutely exquisite diamond pocket watch from the Victorian (1880s) era! French in origin, this exceptional piece is crafted in 18kt gold and sterling silver, creating a subtle m...
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1880s Antique Victorian Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Sterling Silver

Continental Gold Key Wind Open Face Pocket Watch with Enamel Decoration
Located in Firenze, IT
Date: Circa 1830 Movement: Gilt cylinder, 3-arm balance Dial: Engine turned pale champagne, black Roman numerals to eccentric dial, black outer minute markers, black hands Case: Poli...
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1850s Antique Victorian Watches

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Gold, Enamel

A & S Railroad Gold Minute Repeating Pocket Watch Presented to J.H. Ramsey, 1865
Located in Stamford, CT
Emile Peret, Locle, Swiss, 1865, hunting case. Minute repeating pocket watch with porcelain dial, movement number 16666, case number 20175, size 20 L, 10 independent bridges, mustach...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian 14 Karat Watch Fob
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Victorian 14 Karat Watch Fob with Sliding Station. The unique ladies watch fob features a 48" long curb link chain with a sliding station adored with two 2mm round garnets, three 2mm...
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1880s Antique Victorian Watches

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Garnet, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Gold and Enamel Watch Chain with Slides and a Fob Seal
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine Victorian 14k gold and enamel watch chain with slides and a fob seal. Comprised of a 14k gold rope chain with a decorative enameled gold slide and caps. A seal is atta...
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19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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Gold, Enamel

Valdor Moonphase Minute Repeater 32 Jewel Antique Pocket Watch in Yellow Gold
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Beautifully Crafted Pocket Watch by Valdor Includes Date Dial, Moonphase, and Quarter Repeater Inner Cover Reads: Valdor / Repetition Quart & Minutes Chronographe / Triple quanlieme ...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Le Phare 18 Karat Yellow Gold Minute Repeater Open Face Pocket Watch
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Gorgeous Vintage Open-Face Pocket Watch by Le Phare Features Minute Repeater Gong Open Face Design, Dedicated Second Dial 18k Yellow Gold Case w/ Ornate Inner Cover, Machine-Turned (...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

AS&F Silver Mysterieuse Pocket Watch with Transparent Dial and Silver Chain
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Amazingly Engineered AS & F Brevete SGDG Transparent Mysterieuse Pocket Watch Movement Included in Small Upper Crescent Moon-Shaped Case while dial is completely transparent Manufact...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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Silver

James Murray Royal Exchange 18 Karat Yellow Gold Open Face Pocket Watch
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Gorgeous Pocket Watch by James Murray Royal Exchange Key-Operated Movement (NOTE: Key is missing) 18k Yellow Gold Machine-Turned Case 46 mm in Diameter 15 mm Thick Year of Manufactur...
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Mid-19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Carl Neumann of Berlin Silver Key-Wind Pocket Watch Intricate Movement
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Gorgeous Antique Pocket Watch by Carl Neumann of Berlin Key-Wind Movement Intricate Filigree Detail in Movement Silver Case Diameter of Case = 55 mm Thickness of Case = 21 mm Total M...
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19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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Silver

Victorian Watch Pin
Located in Towson, MD
One sterling silver vermeil pin and watch measuring 2 inches long and just over 1 inch wide. The pin detaches from watch and alone measures 0.75 inch long x 1 inch wide. The watch ...
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1890s Antique Victorian Watches

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Waltham Silver Campaign Style Manual Wristwatch from 1918 with Enamel Dial
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Campaign / Military Style METAL / MATERIAL: Sterling Silver CIRCA / YEAR: 1918 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 44mm X 35mm MOVEMENT / CA...
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1910s Vintage Victorian Watches

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Silver, Enamel, Sterling Silver

Dent Maker to the Queen English 18 Karat Gold Early Wristwatch circa 1870s-1880s
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Dent, Watchmaker and Chronometer Maker to the Queen STYLE / REFERENCE: Half Hunter / Military Style Early Wrist Watch METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt. Yellow Gold CIRCA / Y...
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1880s Antique Victorian Watches

Wilson & Gill Vulcain Victorian Diamond Blue White Hand Enameled Watch Necklace
Located in Valenza, IT
One-of-a-kind Round White Diamond Royal Blue with White Details Hand Enameled Victorian Watch and Necklace. Wilson & Gill is a famous jewelry Company founded in 1892 and located in R...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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White Diamond, Diamond, Enamel, 18k Gold

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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Early 1900s Antique Victorian Watches

Vintage 14 Karat Gold Quartz Watch Chain
Located in St. Louis Park, MN
This gold quartz watch 14k gold chain is taken directly from our owner's personal collection. Gold quartz is rare and highly desirable. Gold-Bearing Quartz is one of the world's ra...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Watches

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Quartz, 14k Gold, Gold

Antique Ladies Elongated Diamond Platinum and Gold Wrist Watch
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Elegant elongated platinum rectangular head with diamond frame with hinged pierced diamond garland chevron lug sides. The band is a double woven 9k white gold design terminating wit...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Watches

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Diamond, Sapphire, 9k Gold, Platinum

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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1890s Antique Victorian Watches

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Silver

Antique Elgin 14 Karat Yellow Gold Pocket Watch
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique Elgin 14 Karat Yellow Gold Pocket Watch. This beautiful antique Elgin pocket watch circa 1895 is a true collectible. The hunting case has an inner dust cover and is set with...
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Early 19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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14k Gold

Omega for Edward Caldwell & Co. Victorian Style Gilded Mantle Clock
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Omega Watch Co. for Edward Caldwell & Co New York STYLE / REFERENCE: Victorian Mantle Clock METAL / MATERIAL: Gilt Bronze / Stone / Wedgwood Insert CIRCA: 1890's...
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1890s Antique Victorian 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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1880s Antique Victorian Watches

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18k Gold, Enamel

Antique 14 Karat Yellow Gold Engraved Case Elgin Pocket Watch, circa 1895
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique Elgin Pocket Watch 14K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch, front and back of case are intricately engraved. White enamel dial with black Arabic numerals. This is an exceptionally well ...
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Early 19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 18 Karat Gold Engine Turned Case Stauffer Chaux-de-Fonds Pocket Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful antique gold pocket watch is working and it is ticking well. Visible signs of used and ageing with some light dents and scratches on the watch case and the dial is a b...
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1870s Antique Victorian Watches

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18k Gold, Enamel

Louis Audemars & Cie Victorian Hunter Case Enamel Pocket Watch
Located in Narberth, PA
Born in 1782, Louis Audemars was founded in 1811 by Louis-Benjamin Audemars in the Vallée de Joux, near le Brassus in Switzerland. Together, Audemars and his sons crafted high qualit...
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1880s Antique Victorian Watches

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14k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Swiss Diamond, Pearl, and Guilloché Enamel Watch Pendant Necklace
Located in Narberth, PA
Guilloché is an engraving technique in which a very precise, intricate pattern is mechanically etched into an underlying material with very fine detail. Most commonly, the Guilloché ...
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1890s Antique Victorian Watches

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Very Fine and Rare 18 Karat Gold Antique Pocket / Fob Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful small 21mm diameter gold fob watch is in good working condition and it has been serviced and runs well. this watch weighed 17.4 grams Please study the images careful...
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1860s Antique Victorian Watches

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18k Gold, Enamel

Victorian 15 Karat Gold Pocket Watch Key/Pendant with Mother of Pearl Carving
Located in Braintree, GB
Victorian 15k yellow gold pocket watch key/pendant with mother of pearl carving of wild boars on one side, and deer and her cub on the other side. Made in England Circa 1880's. Dim...
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1880s Antique Victorian Watches

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15k Gold

Art Deco Diamond and 18 Karat White Gold Cocktail Wristwatch
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Round diamond encrusted cocktail watch with decorative art deco diamond encrusted and braided wrist band, silk cord attachments. 18k white gold set with rose cut diamonds circa 1925 ...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

1884 Victorian Ladies White Gold Diamond Wristwatch
Located in Hicksville, NY
1884 Dainty Women's Wristwatch crafted in 14 Karat Gold and Features Diamonds Watch is full of character and charm, remains in very good condition. Diamonds are inlayed throughout th...
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1880s Antique Victorian Watches

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Diamond, 14k Gold

Paul Ditisheim Montre Hamlet Silver Skull Pocket Watch
Located in Narberth, PA
Paul Ditisheim was a famous Swiss watchmaker, inventor and industrialist. Born in 1868 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the historic birthplace of the watch-making industry, he was born into th...
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1920s Vintage Victorian Watches

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Silver

Mermod Geneve Yellow Gold Open Face Keyless Pocket Watch
Located in Firenze, IT
18ct gold, with hinged double case back, crown winding and setting, enamel dial with printed black Roman hour markers and outer Arabic five minute chapter, steel Louis XV hands, sub...
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20th Century Victorian Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Paillard’s Non Magnetic Watch Co of America Gold Half Hunting Case Pocket Watch
Located in Firenze, IT
18Kt yellow gold demi-huntercase with black enamel chapter ring to the front lid, case no. 202829 17-jewel Illinois movement with Paillard's patent non-magnetic balance and spring ...
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1880s Antique Victorian Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Civil War MJ Tobias Silver Pocket Watch Picturing Major General
Located in Stamford, CT
MJ Tobias silver key-wind pocket watch with a porcelain dial featuring a picture of Major General Franz Sigel in excellent condition, mid 1800s. 13-jewel fully serviced movement. ...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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Sterling Silver

Carnelian Watch Fob Set
Located in New York, NY
Striking antique watch fob set distinctly designed in a mixture of 14 karat yellow and rose gold. The fob and the matching key with bezel cut vibrant colored carnelian stones. Each...
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Late 19th Century Antique Victorian Watches

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Carnelian, 14k Gold