Pocket Watches from Bulova, Mondaine, Charles-Hubert, Wenger, Seiko, Gotham, and other fine brands

CHARLES-HUBERT PARIS (France)

  • Dual-Time Automatic Pocket Watch - Skeleton Dial - Sun and Moon by Charles-Hubert
  • Mechanical Memento Pocket Watch - Skeleton Dial - Chrome Finish by Charles-Hubert - Black Roman numerals are set on a white dial. The hands are luminous. Case is made from chrome-finished brass. There are two places (inside the front cover and outside of it) where you can insert small photos in order to personalize your watch. The watch's chain measures 14.5 inches.
  • 14k Gold-Plated Brass Pocket Watch - Round Shape by Charles-Hubert - White dial with stylish black Arabic numerals. Includes date display. Swiss quartz movement.
  • Stainless Steel Pocket Watch - Open Face - Roman Numerals by Charles-Hubert - White dial with black hands. Includes a date window. Quartz movement. The watch's chain measures 14.5 inches.
  • Gold-Tone Mechanical Pocket Watch - Open Face - Champagne Dial by Charles-Hubert
  • IP-Plated Double Cover Tritium Mechanical Pocket Watch by Charles-Hubert
  • Square Pocket Watch - Patterned Front Cover with Gold-Tone Accent by Charles-Hubert - Silver-tone dial. Includes a date window. Quartz movement with Swiss parts.

    DAKOTA WATCH COMPANY (U.S.A.)

  • Angler Pocket Watch with Leather Retainer Cord by Dakota Watch Company - Luminous hands, markers, and Arabic numerals; Japanese movement; water-resistant; American-made cord. Choose from one of 3 colors (black, gold, silver).

    MOUNT RUSHMORE BLACK HILLS GOLD (U.S.A.)

    Their factory is in Rapid City, South Dakota.

  • Men's Gold Eagle Pocket Watch by Mount Rushmore Black Hills Gold - Black face, 12-karat gold leaves at the 12 o'clock marker, water-resistant, Japanese quartz movement. Comes with 14-inch chain. Made in South Dakota.
  • Men's Silver-Tone Eagle Pocket Watch by Mount Rushmore Black Hills Gold - Black face, 12-karat gold pink and green leaves at the 12 o'clock marker. Made in South Dakota.

    MULLINGAR PEWTER (Ireland)

    These pewter watches are handmade in County Westmeath in the north-central "Midlands" region of the Republic of Ireland.

  • Men's Claddagh Pocket Watch by Mullingar Pewter - Claddagh design with heart, clasped hands, and crown. White dial. Comes with 14-inch chain and gift box.
  • Men's Celtic Shamrock Pocket Watch by Mullingar Pewter - Shamrock design, white dial. Includes 14-inch chain and gift box.
  • Men's Open-Faced Pocket Watch with Kells Design by Mullingar Pewter - Includes chain and comes in a green gift box.
  • Men's Pewter Pocket Watch with "Dad" Design by Mullingar Pewter
  • Men's Trinity Pocket Watch by Mullingar Pewter - Includes 14-inch chain and gift box.

    SOUTH DAKOTA GOLD COMPANY (U.S.A.)

  • Gold-Tone Pocket Watch with White Dial, Hunting Case by South Dakota Gold Company - Black hands and large black Arabic numerals. Round shape. Japanese quartz movement. Comes with a watch chain and a watch pouch. A close-out item at a bargain price.

    WOODFORD (U.K. and Switzerland)

  • Men's Chrome-Plated Double Full Hunter Skeleton Pocket Watch by Woodford
  • Men's Silver St Christopher Chrome Plated Double Full Hunter Skeleton Pocket Watch by Woodford
  • Men's Silver Sherlock Holmes Chrome-Plated Full Hunter Pocket Watch by Woodford
  • Men's Silver Horse-Racing Chrome-Plated Full Hunter Pocket Watch by Woodford
  • Other Pocket Watches by Woodford

    OTHER BRANDS

  • Shatterproof Adventurer's Pocket Watch by ArmourLite - Choose black face or white face. Stainless steel case; Seiko YM24a alarm clock quartz movement; sapphire crystal; Tritium illumination.
  • Gold Men's Pocket Watch with Black Face by Black Hills Gold - Black dial. Japanese quartz movement. You get the manufacturer's 1-year warranty.
  • Masonic Pocket Watch by Bulova - Blue Masonic lodge symbol, Roman numerals. Comes with curb link chain and wooden gift box.
  • Men's T-Pocket Watch - Model T83455313 by Tissot - The case is gold-plated and the watch is also made from brass and crystal. The chain is gold-tone. Black hands and dot markers. Includes date display. Quartz movement.
  • Swiss-Made Gold-Plated Pocket Watch with 17-Jewel Mechanical Movement by Bernex
  • Men's Vintage Mechanical Skeleton Pocket Watch with 23K Yellow Gold-Plating by Stuhrling Original - Includes 12-inch chain with belt clip. You get the manufacturer's 2-year warranty.
  • Men's Two-Tone Covered Pocket Watch with Horse Design - Model GWC14083G by Gotham Watch Company - Antique-styled black hands and black Arabic numerals set on a white dial. Includes day and date windows. Brass case. Quartz movement. Comes with 14-inch curb pocket watch chain with a spring ring attachment.
  • Men's Antiqued Gold-Tone Covered Pocket Watch - Model GWC15043AR by Gotham Watch Company - Quartz movement.
  • Men's Silver-Tone Ultra-Thin Open Face Pocket Watch with Bold Numbers - Model GWC15033SB by Gotham Watch Company
  • Men's Gold-Tone Ultra-Thin Railroad Open Face Pocket Watch - Model GWC15026G by Gotham Watch Company - A great design with a white face and black numbers. Japanese quartz movement. Included is a 15-inch deluxe curb link chain with belt clip attachment.
  • Men's Silver-Tone Ultra-Thin Railroad Open Face Pocket Watch with White Dial - Model GWC15026S by Gotham Watch Company - The white dial has black Arabic numerals. Japanese quartz movement. Comes with a 15-inch deluxe curb link chain and belt clip attachment as well as a velour burgundy gift pouch.
  • Men's Silver-Tone Ultra-Thin Railroad Open Face Pocket Watch with Marroon Dial - Model GWC15027SM by Gotham Watch Company - The marroon-colored dial has white Arabic numerals. Japanese quartz movement. Comes with a 14-inch silver-tone curb link chain and belt clip attachment.
  • Men's Silver-Tone Ultra-Thin Railroad Open Face Pocket Watch with Green Dial - Model GWC15027SG by Gotham Watch Company - The dark green dial has white Arabic numerals. Japanese quartz movement. Comes with a 14-inch silver-tone curb link chain and belt clip attachment.
  • Men's Silver-Tone Ultra-Thin Railroad Open Face Pocket Watch with Black Dial - Model GWC15022SB by Gotham Watch Company - The black dial has white Arabic numerals. Japanese quartz movement.
  • Men's Gold-Tone Exhibition Mechanical Pocket Watch with Built-In Stand - Model GWC14055G by Gotham Watch Company - Another fine 17-jewel mechanical watch.
  • Men's Silver-Tone Satin Finish Mechanical Pocket Watch - Model GWC14037S by Gotham Watch Company - A 17-jewel mechanical watch.
  • Men's Silver-Tone Mechanical Exhibition Pocket Watch with Roman Bezel - Model GWC14054S by Gotham Watch Company - An elegant 17-jewel mechanical watch with Roman numerals along the edges. Blue cobalt hands, pumpkin crown, matte finish. Comes with 15-inch curb chain that can be attached to a belt loop.
  • Men's Gun-Metal Ultra Thin Bold Number Open Face Quartz Pocket Watch - Model GWC15033BBK by Gotham Watch Company - Round black dial, gun-metal band color, brass bezel and case. Japanese quartz movement. Comes with a 14-inch chain and a belt clip holder attachment.
  • Silver-Tone 24-Hour Open Face Pocket Watch for Men - Model JAST07 by Jakob Strauss - Quartz movement, white dial, black Roman numerals. Comes with 12-inch chain.
  • Rose Gold-Tone Sun and Moon Pocket Watch for Men - Model JAST10 by Jakob Strauss - Quartz movement, white dial, black Roman numerals, metal case and bezel. Comes with silver-tone 12-inch chain.
  • Rose Gold-Tone Pocket Watch for Men - Model JAST08 by Jakob Strauss - Quartz movement, metal case and bezel. Comes with gold-tone 12-inch chain.
  • Antique-Style Gold-Tone Mechanical Pocket Watch by Jakob Strauss - Roman numerals.
  • Men's Silver-Tone Brass Skeleton Mechanical Pocket Watch by Tirio - Full hunter-style watch. Roman numerals, black dial. Comes with a chain that's approximately 37.5 cm long.
  • Men's Mechanical Open Face Pocket Watch - Model 90002-01 by Royal London - Silver-tone band, white dial, automatic movement.
  • Men's Mechanical Champagne/Gold-Tone Pocket Watch - Model 90002-03 by Royal London - Stainless steel case, gold-tone band, skeleton caseback.
  • Men's Mechanical Gold-Tone Pocket Watch - Model 90006-02 by Royal London - Open window dial shield, Arabic numerals, 24-hour dial, includes moon phase indicator. Comes with 31 cm gold-tone chain.
  • Men's Celtic Knot 2-Tone Mechanical Pocket Watch with Chain - Model 4945SK by A E Williams

    Watch Cases, Holders, and Stands:
    Silver-Tone Solid Brass Desktop Pocket Watch Display Stand by Gotham Watch Company
    Two-Tone Pocket Watch Stand by Charles-Hubert
    Gold-Plated Pocket Watch Stand by Charles-Hubert
    Black Leather Pocket Watch Holder by Charles-Hubert
    Brown Leather Pocket Watch Holder by Charles-Hubert
    Pocket Watch Glass Display Dome with Walnut Base and Yellow Hook
    Pocket Watch Glass Display Dome with Walnut Base and Brass Hook
    Pocket Watch Storage Case with Glass Top Display - holds 12
    Pocket Watch Storage Case made from Leather - holds 10

    Watch Chains:
    Silver-Tone Pocket Watch Chain - Fob Curb Link Design, 14 Inches by Tech Swiss
    Gold-Tone Pocket Watch Chain - Fob Curb Link Design, 14 Inches by Tech Swiss
    Yellow Pocket Watch Chain with Spring Ring by Desperado
    Chrome Pocket Watch Chain with Spring Ring by Desperado

    Reference:
    Pocket Watch Handbook by Max Cutmore (published October 2002)
    Collectors' Encyclopedia of Pendant and Pocket Watches 1500-1950 by C. Jeanenne Bell (published May 2004)
    The Time Museum Historical Catalogue of American Pocket Watches by Donald Robert Hoke (published September 1991)
    Pocket Watches: 19th and 20th Century by Alan Shenton (first published 1995)
    Pocket Watches: From the Pendant Watch to the Tourbillon by Reinhard Meis (published February 1987)

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    Our goal is to list the finest-quality watches from the highest-rated merchants.

    Since 2003 we have been affiliated with Princeton Watches of Newbury, Ohio, a top-service authorized dealer of watches from many name brands. Every year they add new models since many of the companies add and subtract items from their catalogs on an annual or seasonal basis depending on customer demand and current trends.

    From 2003 until 2011 I also sold watches and clocks through Amazon.com as a direct affiliate. Around 2004 Jules Jurgensen pocket watches were popular and I sold a lot of those through Goldspeed. I'm pleased to see Gotham Watch Company's entrance into the market in 2011.

    I find pocket watches to be a convenient alternative to wristwatches. I don't wear watches around my wrist because I don't like the feeling of it and the abrasion against the skin, especially with certain kinds of metal wristwatches. Back in the old days, people would carry pocket watches in a pocket in their jacket and bring them along with them to train terminals and various destinations.

    A brief history: Pocket watches were introduced in Europe in the last quarter of the 17th century but, as Carol Prisant and Chris Jussel point out on page 195 of their 1999 book Antiques Roadshow Primer: The Introductory Guide to Antiques and Collectibles from the Most-Watched Series on PBS, the earliest pocket watches "were actually jewelry more than they were precision movements: the movements kept very poor time." Eventually, quality pocket watches arrived on the scene in places like Switzerland and England. The first American pocket watch was made in 1809. Osaka Watch Company and Japan Pocket Watch Company made watches in Japan starting at the dawn of the 20th century.

    Famous vintage (19th-20th century) pocket watch brands at the luxury level include Patek Philippe (Geneva, Switzerland) and Cartier (Paris, France). Old railroad pocket watch brands include Waltham and Elgin.

    Soldiers, pilots, and officers engaged in World War I (1914-1918), however, preferred wristwatches to pocket watches, and soon sales trends among the general public also favored wristwatches. The next three decades saw continued sales declines. Rayner Hesse wrote on page 197 of Jewelrymaking Through History: An Encyclopedia: "Following World War II, their production was minimal. Interesting enough, the same fashion trend that made pocket watches so popular was also their ultimate undoing: The waistcoat went out of fashion after 1945." The early 21st century saw a resurgence in the manufacture and sale of brand new pocket watches with popular, affordable brands including Seiko, Swiss Army, Jules Jurgensen, Fossil, Charles-Hubert Paris, Euro Geneve, Skagen, Invicta, Bulova, and Croton. South Dakota Gold Company manufactured pocket watches in the United States from American parts with Japanese quartz movement. The variety of watch designs was refreshing: eagles, horses, deer, fly fishing, trucking, railroad steam engine trains, military insignia, and more. Celtic-styled pocket watches were manufactured in Ireland by Rovada and Mullingar Pewter. Something for everyone.

    "Pocket watches, perhaps because of my grandfathers, have always fascinated me, and at some point I grew more interested in them and began to read a bit about them. To me, they seemed much more interesting than wristwatches, so eventually I sold all my wristwatches and started to buy pocket watches." - Michael Korda in Marking Time: Collecting Watches and Thinking about Time, page 32.

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