The Pocket Watch!

Rare pocket watch featured at recent Heritage auction. Which sold for more than $15k

Rare pocket watch featured at recent Heritage auction. Which sold for more than $15k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever wonder what happened to the classic pocket watch?? I often do, in its hay-day it was such a practical and classy piece of jewellery to have, especially for mens fashion. Evolving from¬†clock-watches, called “Nuremberg Eggs”, which were worn on chains around the neck, this watch eventually took the world by storm. Post this evolution, it was designed to be usually just at an arms length away tucked in its owners jacket pocket attached to a gold rope. During its peak, they were equipped with some very interesting features such as built in compass and glow in the dark capability.

Lasting over 3 centuries from the 16th to the middle of the 19th century, these watches eventually lost their appeal due to eventual changes in mens fashion as well as the increased popularity of wristwatches and subsequently the mobile phone. Although its highly unlikely that these watches will make a strong comeback, it still maintains its aesthetic appeal for even the most modern man.

Here are some images highlighting this watch.

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