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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 93 Pocket & Fob Watches sold in previous auctions
  • SILVER AND ENAMEL LADY'S FOB WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER AND ENAMEL LADY'S FOB WATCH Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £120
  • 9CT GOLD FOB WATCH ON BOW BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD FOB WATCH ON BOW BROOCH Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £80
  • 9CT GOLD CHAIN AND WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD CHAIN AND WATCH Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £420
  • SILVER AND ENAMEL LADY'S FOB WATCH AND BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER AND ENAMEL LADY'S FOB WATCH AND BROOCH Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £140
  • SILVER SWISS ENGRAVED POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER SWISS ENGRAVED POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £50
  • 14CT GOLD RING WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    14CT GOLD RING WATCH Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £120
  • OMEGA 9CT GOLD-CASED LADY'S WRIST WATCH WITH REPLACEMENT GOLD-PLATED STRAP at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA 9CT GOLD-CASED LADY'S WRIST WATCH WITH REPLACEMENT GOLD-PLATED STRAP Sale Date: 10 August 2017
    Result: £190
  • 9CT GOLD AND GREEN STONE RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD AND GREEN STONE RING Sale Date: 10 August 2017
    Result: £30
  • 9CT GOLD AND SMOKY QUARTZ RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD AND SMOKY QUARTZ RING Sale Date: 10 August 2017
    Result: £35
  • 9CT GOLD AND GARNET RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD AND GARNET RING Sale Date: 10 August 2017
    Result: £40
  • 18CT GOLD BAND at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD BAND Sale Date: 10 August 2017
    Result: £60