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Pocket & Fob Watches

Pocket & Fob Watches

Dating back to as far as the fifteenth Century, the earliest pocket watches were not only heavy but inaccurate, often only sporting an hour hand. Following much work on their design by craftsmen far and wide, the sixteenth Century saw pocket watches become common across the upper classes; this was further fuelled by the development of the spring-loaded design of famous German watch-maker Peter Henlein. As the mechanism within pocket watches became more advanced, watch-makers began to use jewels as bearings within watches to reduce the drag on parts and to provide a more accurate timepiece.

Whilst the popularity of pocket and wrist watches was greatly challenged by the development of the digital age, pocket watches have, in recent years, become increasingly popular. Collectors continue to pay big prices for fine, quality pieces, with an appreciation for their intricate designs and finely tuned works.

Pocket & Fob Watches - auction results

There have been 135 Pocket & Fob Watches sold in previous auctions
  • 18TH CENTURY 18CT GOLD POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18TH CENTURY 18CT GOLD POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 08 November 2018
    Result: £1,700
  • 14CT GOLD LADY'S FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    14CT GOLD LADY'S FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 08 November 2018
    Result: £140
  • SILVER GENTLEMAN'S POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER GENTLEMAN'S POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 08 November 2018
    Result: £70
  • STERLING SILVER LOCKET NECKLACE at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    STERLING SILVER LOCKET NECKLACE Sale Date: 11 October 2018
    Result: £20
  • SWISS 14CT GOLD ENGRAVED LADY'S OPEN-FACED POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SWISS 14CT GOLD ENGRAVED LADY'S OPEN-FACED POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 11 October 2018
    Result: £100
  • SILVER FOB WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER FOB WATCH Sale Date: 11 October 2018
    Result: £25
  • ENGRAVED 18CT GOLD OPEN-FACED POCKET WATCH WITH KEYS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ENGRAVED 18CT GOLD OPEN-FACED POCKET WATCH WITH KEYS Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £210
  • ENGRAVED STERLING SILVER LADY'S OPEN-FACED POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ENGRAVED STERLING SILVER LADY'S OPEN-FACED POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £30
  • ENGRAVED STERLING SILVER FULL-HUNTER POCKET WATCH WITH CHAIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ENGRAVED STERLING SILVER FULL-HUNTER POCKET WATCH WITH CHAIN Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £120
  • 18CT GOLD HALF-HUNTER POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD HALF-HUNTER POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £900
  • LARGE ELGIN COIN-SILVER FULL-HUNTER GENT'S POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    LARGE ELGIN COIN-SILVER FULL-HUNTER GENT'S POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 09 August 2018
    Result: £50