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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 145 Pocket & Fob Watches sold in previous auctions
  • 14CT GOLD-PLATED POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    14CT GOLD-PLATED POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £60
  • WALTHAM GOLD-PLATED POCKET WATCH AND CHAIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    WALTHAM GOLD-PLATED POCKET WATCH AND CHAIN Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £120
  • WALTHAM GOLD-PLATED FULL-HUNTER POCKET WATCH WITH A 9CT GOLD CHAIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    WALTHAM GOLD-PLATED FULL-HUNTER POCKET WATCH WITH A 9CT GOLD CHAIN Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £440
  • 18CT GOLD ENGRAVED FOB WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD ENGRAVED FOB WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £200
  • 14CT GOLD-PLATED POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    14CT GOLD-PLATED POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £30
  • STERLING SILVER POCKET WATCH AND PIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    STERLING SILVER POCKET WATCH AND PIN Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £30
  • 18CT GOLD ENGRAVED FOB WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD ENGRAVED FOB WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £160
  • ENGRAVED SILVER POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ENGRAVED SILVER POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £50
  • 9CT GOLD CORTEBET FOB WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD CORTEBET FOB WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £260
  • 9CT GOLD LADY'S FOB WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD LADY'S FOB WATCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £90
  • 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