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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 171 Pocket & Fob Watches sold in previous auctions
  • GOLD-PLATED CLAMA FOB WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GOLD-PLATED CLAMA FOB WATCH Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £70
  • 14CT GOLD 'CUIVRE' OPEN-FACED LADY'S POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    14CT GOLD 'CUIVRE' OPEN-FACED LADY'S POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £200
  • 14CT GOLD FOB WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    14CT GOLD FOB WATCH Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £160
  • 18CT GOLD LADY'S FOB WATCH WITH ENAMEL
 at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD LADY'S FOB WATCH WITH ENAMEL Sale Date: 16 July 2020
    Result: £370
  • FRENCH 18CT GOLD LADY'S FOB WATCH SET WITH SEED PEARLS AND DIAMONDS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    FRENCH 18CT GOLD LADY'S FOB WATCH SET WITH SEED PEARLS AND DIAMONDS Sale Date: 07 May 2020
    Result: £280
  • 935 SILVER FOB WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    935 SILVER FOB WATCH Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £40
  • 18CT GOLD DIAMOND-SET FOB WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD DIAMOND-SET FOB WATCH Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £440
  • 9CT GOLD CASED FOB WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD CASED FOB WATCH Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £40
  • SILVER AND ENAMEL FOB WATCH WITH BROOCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER AND ENAMEL FOB WATCH WITH BROOCH Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £120
  • 9CT GOLD OPEN-FACED LADY'S FOB WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD OPEN-FACED LADY'S FOB WATCH Sale Date: 30 January 2020
    Result: £100
  • LARGE ENGRAVED SILVER POCKET WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    LARGE ENGRAVED SILVER POCKET WATCH Sale Date: 30 January 2020
    Result: £120