Pocket watches coming up for sale02 April 2021 Pocket watches are back in vogue with plenty of good examples turning up at auction.
Actor Jonny Depp has often been photographed sporting a pocket watch and when David Beckham rounded off his waistcoat and tails with a pocket watch and chain at Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018, interest in pocket watches as a fashion accessory really began to take off.
Reasons to consider buying a vintage or antique one include:
- You don't enjoy a watch cluttering up your wrist
- Pocket watches can last longer than wristwatches
- They bring an elegance and distinctive character to your look
- You enjoy winding it, looking at it and appreciating its history
- You would like to create an heirloom to pass on
You can find many pocket watches on thesaleroom.com, here we have picked a selection at the more affordable end of the market from two auctions taking place this month:
David Duggleby April 9
This William IV silver pocket watch by Samuel Underwood of Wolverhampton, has a white enamel dial with Roman numerals. The case has a hallmark for Birmingham 1834.
This pocket watch features countryside decoration with the words 'Speed the Plough'. Its silver case by Benjamin Norton is hallmarked for London 1831.
These four Victorian silver pocket watches are all in the same lot. They all have silver hallmarks.
This George III 18ct gold cased English pocket watch by John Bolton is hallmarked for Chester 1819.
Mullen's April 11
This silver-cased Swiss pocket watch is hallmarked for Birmingham 1926.
This late 19th century pocket watch made by the American Waltham Watch Co comes with some eye-catching decoration.
Bid with confidence
We have a guide to bidding in timed auctions if you're new to this type of sale.
You can learn more about pocket watches in our special buying guide.
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