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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 114 Pocket & Fob Watches sold in previous auctions
  • SMITHS GOLD-TONE GENT'S OPEN-FACE POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SMITHS GOLD-TONE GENT'S OPEN-FACE POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £50
  • ENGRAVED 800 SILVER OPEN-FACED LADY'S FOB WATCH AND BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ENGRAVED 800 SILVER OPEN-FACED LADY'S FOB WATCH AND BROOCH Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £20
  • ELGIN SILVER GENT'S OPEN-FACE POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ELGIN SILVER GENT'S OPEN-FACE POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £60
  • 18CT GOLD OPEN-FACED GENT'S POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD OPEN-FACED GENT'S POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £750
  • OMEGA 9CT GOLD POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA 9CT GOLD POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £350
  • VICTORIAN LADY'S GOLD FOB WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN LADY'S GOLD FOB WATCH Sale Date: 24 May 2018
    Result: £90
  • WALTHAM GOLD-TONE POCKET WATCH WITH CHAIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    WALTHAM GOLD-TONE POCKET WATCH WITH CHAIN Sale Date: 24 May 2018
    Result: £100
  • RECORD 9CT GOLD FOB WATCH AND BOX at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    RECORD 9CT GOLD FOB WATCH AND BOX Sale Date: 24 May 2018
    Result: £150
  • 18CT GOLD FRENCH POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD FRENCH POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 24 May 2018
    Result: £340
  • LADY'S POCKET WATCH AND ORIGINAL BOX at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    LADY'S POCKET WATCH AND ORIGINAL BOX Sale Date: 24 May 2018
    Result: £140
  • GOLD-TONE POCKET WATCH AND CHAIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GOLD-TONE POCKET WATCH AND CHAIN Sale Date: 22 February 2018
    Result: £30