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 design of a full hunter style.

Half hunter (window to show time when cover closed)







Full hunter (enclosed watch face / dial – see lid design)

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