This website is dedicated to the repair, restoration and overhaul service of all kinds of vintage, antique and modern mechanical watches I come across. There is something exciting about taking a watch completely apart, cleaning and lubricating it. The watch lives again and so does all its history.
A pocket watch or pocketwatch is a watch that is made to be carried in a pocket, as opposed to a wristwatch, which is strapped to the wrist. The most common type of watch from their development in the 16th century until wristwatches became popular after World War I during which a transitional design, trench watches, were used by the military. Pocket watches generally have an attached chain to allow them to be secured to a waistcoat, lapel, or belt loop, and to prevent them from being dropped.
Share this story:. Around the time of his acquiring some of these pieces he found some articles on the web regarding the early history of converting pocket watches into wristwatches. After reading of this process he made the decision to undergo the process himself so he could enjoy his vintage pocket watches as more common wristwatches.
Horologists are turning back time with modern takes on vintage pocket watchessays Peter Howarth Chances are you no longer wear a watch to tell the time. You use a smartphone for that, right?
Although all pocket watches are beautiful pieces of handicraft there are certainly some types and brands that are far more popular than others. Antique Pocket Watches are very collectable types of pocket watches and we have dedicated a page to them here. While some collectors prefer to stick with one company, time-period or design, others will invest in designs that appeal aesthetically or which hold physical value weight in silver or gold, for instance.
Skip to main content. Old Pocket Watch. Currently unavailable. Even tho it is a lower price watch, it is good quality, and I will definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a simple pocket watch with a elegant design.
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Collecting watches is hardly a full-contact sport, but there are perils for hapless buyers. Getting new models is simple enough; you go directly to the boutiques that line the shopping districts of most major cities. What if your desire takes you beyond the new and pre-owned case into the realm of rare and vintage watches?