Pocket Watches

Sekonda mens steel pocket watch Sekonda mens steel pocket watch

This pocket watch from Sekonda is a gents style pocket watch with White Arabic Dial, Stainless Steel Case and Chain and Quartz Movement. Priced under £30 this item is at the lower price range of pocket watches although... [Read more on this product]

Lincoln Pocket Watch Lincoln Pocket Watch

The Lincoln from Stauer is a gold pocket watch with a full hunter design. The watch takes its name as it is based on the pocket watch owned by Abraham Lincoln. The original watch owned by Abraham Lincoln was featured heavily... [Read more on this product]

Rotary Mens Silver Pocket Watch Rotary Mens Silver Pocket Watch

This mens silver pocket watch from Rotary with skeleton dial and roman numerals is finished in a mechanical style with an open face design. From the picture you can see the detailed mechanical design really sets this timepiece... [Read more on this product]

Gold Rotary Mens Pocket Watch Gold Rotary Mens Pocket Watch

This mens gold pocket watch from Rotary with champagne coloured dial and gold roman numerals is beautifully made and finished off with a half hunter design.  From the picture you can see the mechanical detailing and gold... [Read more on this product]

Mount Royal Ladies Gold Plated Pocket Watch Mount Royal Ladies Gold Plated Pocket Watch

This elegant ladies pocket watch made by Mount Royal features a white Arabic oval dial on an open face design with a gold plated case.  Measuring just 1.6cm in diameter this is a very pretty watch for any lady and would... [Read more on this product]

Dalvey full hunter stainless steel pocket watch Dalvey full hunter stainless steel pocket watch

This classic styled full hunter pocket watch from Dalvey Scotland features quartz movement, cream dial and stainless steel finish. Classic watchmaking at it’s best this timepiece would make an ideal gift for any man,... [Read more on this product]

Double Half Hunter Silver Pocket Watch Double Half Hunter Silver Pocket Watch

Mount Royal’s double half-opening hunter pocket watch is absolutely luxurious. It’s a dramatic piece that features a half opening hunter cover, which reveals a skeleton face. The beauty is enhanced with Roman numerals,... [Read more on this product]

Questions

Types of watch movements Types of watch movements

Key wind movement The very early pocket watches creted around the 16th century, up until the third quarter of the 19th century, used key wind and key set movements.  For this method a key was necessary to wind the watch and to set the time. This was usually achieved by opening the back of the watch and putting the key over the winding arbor or setting arbor, one for the winding of the watch itself and the other to control and set the time.  The drawback of this design was the need for a watch key and without it the watch could not be wound. Crown wind and crown... [Read more on this question]

Can a gold plated pocket watch be engraved? Can a gold plated pocket watch be engraved?

If you are thinking of buying a gold plated pocket watch for a wedding gift or anniversary you may wish to engrave it to add that personal touch. It also adds that thoughtful touch and shows you have taken time in chosing a gift. The receivers initials or a personal message is alway a nice touch when giving a gift to someone. Also gold pocket watches can be a perfect item to compliment existing Jewellery such gold bracelets, chains and rings. When something is plated, it means that there is a weaker metal underneath. When you engrave something plated, you often get... [Read more on this question]

Types of pocket watch Types of pocket watch

There are three different distinctive pocket watch designs and styles, the open face, full hunter and half hunter, each have their own uses and purposes. Pocket watches are often classed and sold by their design type hence the reason you will often see a timepiece detailed as open face or hunter style. Although pocket watches are a watch design on their own there are various different styles and designs that set them apart from each other, much in the same way as you have different style wrist watches. These design differences effect the way that the pocket-watch is... [Read more on this question]

Should I buy an antique pocket watch or a brand new one? Should I buy an antique pocket watch or a brand new one?

Which pocket watch? Old or New Often when someone is looking to buy a pocket watch as a gift they cannot decide if an antique piece would be better suited over a new one.  Both have their advantages and disadvantages and there is no real right answer.  To best solve this dilema you will need to consider the following points: Age of receiprient Budget Occasion Preferred style Use Whilst an antique pocket watch will have more sentimental value and appear to be more thoughtfull it may not be the best solution.  For example if you have a limited budget or are looking... [Read more on this question]

What is the difference between a half hunter pocket watch and a full hunter? What is the difference between a half hunter pocket watch and a full hunter?

A common question on the different designs and styles on pocket watches is ‘what is the difference between a half hunter and full hunter?’ The answer is: A Half Hunter enables you to read the time with the cover closed and usually has a window in which you can view the time through whereas a full hunter has to have the cover open to read the time and usually has a sealed closed cover to help protect the watch face. Some prefer the easy access of a half hunter and this is often a popular model for more regular use whilst others prefer the more protective... [Read more on this question]