Antique Pocket Watches: A Brief Introduction

INTRODUCTION : Pocket watches have been an important part of modern civilization and developments in the watch world. Ever since the 16th Century, they have been an integral part of male fashion. These small, round timepieces represented portable clocks and were a status symbol until mass...

Prominent Vintage Pocket Watch Brands / Makers of the 19th/20th Century

Pocket watches were once a staple accessory for men and women around the world. Before the advent of wristwatches, pocket watches were the go-to timepieces for many people. For hundreds of years, watchmakers have been creating intricate and beautiful pocket watches that have become treasured...

Why are there always watch collectors?

It might be reasonable to assume that the “watch collector” is a relatively recent breed of timepiece consumer. These are the types of people who make it a point to own a variety of watches, often focusing on the emotional versus the mere practical utility of each. The watch collectors of today...
Why antique pocket watches are a great investment

Why antique pocket watches are a great investment

Antique pocket watches are a timeless piece of history that many individuals seek out for their style and charm. These timepieces have a long history, dating back centuries ago to the early 1500s. Despite the advent of modern watches, antique pocket watches are still highly valued by collectors and enthusiasts alike. Not only are they admired for their intricate designs and craftsmanship, but they are also an excellent investment opportunity for those who appreciate their value. Whether you are an avid collector or have just started considering investing in antiques, antique pocket watches can be a great addition to your portfolio. They are highly sought after by collectors and investors, and their value has increased substantially over the years.

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Antique Pocket Watch Collecting Guide

Antique Pocket Watch Collecting Guide

Antique pocket watches are nowadays popular among collectors who appreciate the classic style and intricate mechanics that made them functional pieces of art. As this market continues to grow, there has never been a better time to start collecting antique pocket watches. However, knowing where to start and how to navigate the world of vintage timepieces can be overwhelming for beginners. Fear not! This comprehensive antique pocket watch collecting guide offers everything a budding collector needs to begin their journey.

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Finding Antique Clocks And Watches

Finding Antique Clocks And Watches

Prior Verge Fusee Pocket Watch ... Germany Staiger Alarm Clock … Elgin National Pocket Watch … Seth Thomas Mantle Clock … Antique Leroy Repeater Pocket Watch What do the above have in common? Well, besides being timekeepers, all of them are examples of old, classic,...

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A Closer Look at Antique Pocket Watches

A Closer Look at Antique Pocket Watches

Pocket watches have been an important part of contemporary civilization and developments in the watch world. Since the 16th century, they have actually been an integral part of male style. These small, round watches represented portable clocks and were a status sign...

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Antique Pocket Watches: A Brief Introduction

Antique Pocket Watches: A Brief Introduction

INTRODUCTION : Pocket watches have been an important part of modern civilization and developments in the watch world. Ever since the 16th Century, they have been an integral part of male fashion. These small, round timepieces represented portable clocks and were a...

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What Do those Words on My Watch Mean?

What Do those Words on My Watch Mean?

Many European-made pocket watches have a wealth of information written on the dust cover and/or movement. Unfortunately, not only are the words often in a foreign language such as French, they are often highly idiomatic and not in common usage today. Many novice...

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What is a “Fusee” Pocket Watch ?

What is a “Fusee” Pocket Watch ?

Early clocks were powered by heavy weights attached to long chains. Every day the weight was returned to the top of the clock, and throughout the day gravity pulled the weight down, thereby causing the gears to move. Unfortunately, this only worked if the clock was...

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A Brief History of Timekeeping

A Brief History of Timekeeping

For much of human history, precise timekeeping simply wasn’t that big of a deal. Aside from the fact that there wasn’t any way to keep accurate time thousands of years ago, there simply wasn’t the need to do so. Early cultures that were based on agriculture worked as...

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How Old Is My Watch?

How Old Is My Watch?

With many old pocket watches, it is difficult or even impossible to determine the exact date of production. In many cases, especially with lower grade European watches that were marketed under a variety of names, it is often impossible to even determine who the true...

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Most Common American Watch Companies

Most Common American Watch Companies

American Waltham Watch Company (Waltham, MA. 1851-1957) Also commonly referred to as the “Waltham Watch Company,” the American Waltham Watch Company was the first company to mass produce watches in America and is generally considered to be the most important American...

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Antique Pocket Watches: “Real” Silver vs. Fake

Antique Pocket Watches: “Real” Silver vs. Fake

Although silver isn't nearly as valuable as gold, it's still nice to know if your watch is in a silver case or just a silver-colored case. Watch cases made in Europe were often stamped with hallmarks to guarantee that they were silver, but this was not the case [no...

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