Buy Old Pocket Watches
Older pocket watches tend to be more valuable than their modern counterparts. When they were first introduced, they were often handmade with gold or silver. and inlaid with precious gemstones. Later on, stainless steel became more readily available. This led to pocket watches becoming more mainstream and affordable for the working classes. As such, many stainless steel pocket watches have a relatively low-value today. The most valuable pocket watches are Swiss brands, which hold their value well. For example, Ebel watches are rarely valued lower than 500, while a Waltham watch could be worth up to 1,000.
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Fine and extremely rare 18K gold Waltham 72 antique pocket watch with custom factory decorations, circa 1872.Originally the property of George A. Bates a Time Master at the American Watch Company, whowas instrumental in creating the company Observatory, and helped produce the watches madefor the Philadelphia expo of 1876.
Later on, stainless steel became more readily available. This led to pocket watches becoming more mainstream and affordable for the working classes. As such, many stainless steel pocket watches have a relatively low value today.
Richard E. Gilbert, owner and founder of Ashland, utilized his wealth of 40 years experience in Horology to publish catalogs of fine vintage watches and antique jewelry mailed to a select clientele around the world.
Vortic Watch Company is a small batch, custom, watch manufacturing and vintage restoration company located in Northern Colorado. Our mission is to "preserve and enhance the legacy of manufacturing excellence in America." To do so, we combine traditional and cutting-edge technology to create unique, quality, functional timepieces with exceptional value. Our specialty watches are unlike any other.
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When you sell antique pocket watches and other high-value items we buy it is understandable to want an accurate price estimate ahead of time. However, due to the variations in value, it is not possible to do so before our full valuation.
The best way to determine how much you will get for your pocket watch is to book your free valuation with us, which is obligation-free. Please note we operate strictly by appointment only from our London offices.
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A pawn loan for an antique clock or pocket watch is structured the same way all pawn loans are structured. We will examine your item, determine the value, and make you an offer on a loan. If you accept the loan and terms, you will leave our pawn shop, with cash in your hand.
Wanna Buy A Watch? specializes in the finest Swiss and American vintage watches. Swiss brands include Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Breitling, Vacheron & Constantin, Jaeger Lecoultre, Audemars Piguet, Movado, Omega, Eterna, Favre Leuba, Tissot, Longines, IWC, Tudor and many others. American brands include Waltham, Hamilton, Lord Elgin, Bulova, Benrus, Illinois, and Gruen. We have one of the largest inventories of vintage Rolex and Tudor collectible watches, including Rolex Daytona, Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer, Rolex Milgauss, Rolex Paul Newman, Tudor Submariner, Tudor Monte Carlo. We feature a vast selection of the most distinctive vintage watches fully restored and guaranteed to give you excellent service and piece of mind.
They were 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. Watches were also mounted on a short leather strap or fob, when a long chain would have been cumbersome or likely to catch on things. This fob could also provide a protective flap over their face and crystal. Women's watches were normally of this form, with a watch fob that was more decorative than protective. Chains were frequently decorated with a silver or enamel pendant, often carrying the arms of some club or society, which by association also became known as a fob. Ostensibly practical gadgets such as a watch winding key, vesta case, or a cigar cutter also appeared on watch chains, although usually in an overly decorated style. Also common are fasteners designed to be put through a buttonhole and worn in a jacket or waistcoat, this sort being frequently associated with and named after train conductors.
An early reference to the pocket watch is in a letter in November 1462 from the Italian clockmaker Bartholomew Manfredi to the Marchese di Mantova Federico Gonzaga, where he offers him a "pocket clock" better than that belonging to the Duke of Modena. By the end of the 15th century, spring-driven clocks appeared in Italy, and in Germany. Peter Henlein, a master locksmith of Nuremberg, was regularly manufacturing pocket watches by 1526. Thereafter, pocket watch manufacture spread throughout the rest of Europe as the 16th century progressed. Early watches only had an hour hand, the minute hand appearing in the late 17th century.
The first timepieces to be worn, made in 16th-century Europe, were transitional in size between clocks and watches. These 'clock-watches' were fastened to clothing or worn on a chain around the neck. They were heavy drum shaped brass cylinders several inches in diameter, engraved and ornamented. They had only an hour hand. The face was not covered with glass, but usually had a hinged brass cover, often decoratively pierced with grillwork so the time could be read without opening. The movement was made of iron or steel and held together with tapered pins and wedges, until screws began to be used after 1550. Many of the movements included striking or alarm mechanisms. The shape later evolved into a rounded form; these were later called Nuremberg eggs. Still later in the century there was a trend for unusually shaped watches, and clock-watches shaped like books, animals, fruit, stars, flowers, insects, crosses, and even skulls (Death's head watches) were made.
Styles changed in the 17th century and men began to wear watches in pockets instead of as pendants (the woman's watch remained a pendant into the 20th century). This is said to have occurred in 1675 when Charles II of England introduced waistcoats. To fit in pockets, their shape evolved into the typical pocket watch shape, rounded and flattened with no sharp edges. Glass was used to cover the face beginning around 1610. Watch fobs began to be used, the name originating from the German word fuppe, a small pocket. The watch was wound and also set by opening the back and fitting a key to a square arbor, and turning it.
Until the second half of the 18th century, watches were luxury items; as an indication of how highly they were valued, English newspapers of the 18th century often include advertisements offering rewards of between one and five guineas merely for information that might lead to the recovery of stolen watches. By the end of the 18th century, however, watches (while still largely hand-made) were becoming more common; special cheap watches were made for sale to sailors, with crude but colorful paintings of maritime scenes on the dials. 041b061a72