Antique & Vintage Pocket Watches

Since the early 16th century, a pocket watch has been known as an indication of affluence. To date, they provide elegance and are in high demand all around the world. That's why gentlemen continue to treasure pocket watches. Although British army officers started to wear wristwatches in the 1880s, the trend of wearing pocket watches endured. The first pocket clock was invented in 1510 by a German watch designer, Peter Henlein. Charles II of England coined the term "pocket watch," and began keeping the watch in his pocket. Soon pocket watches were regarded as a luxury piece in Europe and North America.

The watch became much more common in the 18th century when more detailed features and designs with diamonds and jewels started being included. This turned pocket watches into a very costly luxury piece, often purchased only by the elite. As standardized watch pieces were introduced in the 1800s, the pocket watch was eventually made public. And so pocket watches became famous for decades. However, these vintage and antique timepieces started to lose their value after wristwatches entered the industry. Nonetheless, in the 1950s and 1970s, it made a serious comeback.

Several pieces like hamilton pocket watch, pocket watch chain will be the highlight of upcoming auctions on Bidsquare. You can explore Bidsquare’s catalog to find exquisite pocket watches at auction for yourself or for someone you love. We offer high-quality vintage and antique pocket watches for sale. Some of the antique timepieces such as Chronograph Pocket Watch, Elgin Pocket Watches, Gold Pocket Watch and many more featured on Bidsquare’s sale are designed by leading designers such as F.H.Cooper, Elgin, Lewis, Jules Jurgensen, Henry Sandoz, and more.

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  • Ocean Diva Sunflower, Authentic ERTE Pocket Watch
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,000

    Ocean Diva Sunflower, Authentic ERTE Pocket Watch

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,000
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Art Nouveau 18k LONGINES Diamond Pocket Watch
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000

    Art Nouveau 18k LONGINES Diamond Pocket Watch

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Intervendue
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Longines 14K Watch
    Estimate
    $300 - $400

    Longines 14K Watch

    Est.
    $300 - $400
    Kodner Galleries
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $150
  • Antique Waltham Pocket Watch
    Estimate
    $100 - $150

    Antique Waltham Pocket Watch

    Est.
    $100 - $150
    Kodner Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • RARE Antique Hunter Case Pocket Watch - L.A. Orr 1905 - Excellent Working Condition
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,250

    RARE Antique Hunter Case Pocket Watch - L.A. Orr 1905 -...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,250
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $600
  • 18k Art Nouveau LONGINES Diamond Pocket Watch
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000

    18k Art Nouveau LONGINES Diamond Pocket Watch

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Intervendue
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $600
  • Antique Elgin Key Wind Coin Case Pocket Watch
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Antique Elgin Key Wind Coin Case Pocket Watch

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Hamilton Small 14K Gold Pocket Watch
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Hamilton Small 14K Gold Pocket Watch

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
    2 Bids
    Current Bid
    $200
  • A good 52 1/2 minute karrusel deck watch signed Evan Roberts
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $3,000

    A good 52 1/2 minute karrusel deck watch signed Evan Ro...

    Est.
    $2,500 - $3,000
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,250
  • A lot of 14 karat gold jewelry and an incomplete watch chain
    Estimate
    $900 - $1,100

    A lot of 14 karat gold jewelry and an incomplete watch ...

    Est.
    $900 - $1,100
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $450
  • A good E. Howard series III pocket watch with 18 karat gold hunting case
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $3,000

    A good E. Howard series III pocket watch with 18 karat ...

    Est.
    $2,500 - $3,000
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,250
  • A good Waltham Riverside Maximus pocket watch in 14 karat gold
    Estimate
    $1,400 - $1,700

    A good Waltham Riverside Maximus pocket watch in 14 kar...

    Est.
    $1,400 - $1,700
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $700
  • A 19th century English pocket chronometer signed Reid Ball Alley Lombard St.
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    A 19th century English pocket chronometer signed Reid B...

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • A Hamilton model 22 chronometer watch with boxes
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,100

    A Hamilton model 22 chronometer watch with boxes

    Est.
    $800 - $1,100
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • A Hamilton grade 951 pendant set pocket watch
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000

    A Hamilton grade 951 pendant set pocket watch

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • A good Civil War era Waltham pocket watch with 18 karat gold hunting case
    Estimate
    $1,600 - $2,200

    A good Civil War era Waltham pocket watch with 18 karat...

    Est.
    $1,600 - $2,200
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $800
  • Longines 14k gold ladies openface pocketwatch
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Longines 14k gold ladies openface pocketwatch

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Turner Auctions + Appraisal...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Four Pocket Watches by Various Makers
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Four Pocket Watches by Various Makers

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $250
  • A good Hamilton model 22 mounted watch with boxes
    Estimate
    $900 - $1,200

    A good Hamilton model 22 mounted watch with boxes

    Est.
    $900 - $1,200
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $450
  • A good early 20th century freesprung chronometer watch with box signed A. Johanssen & Co.
    Estimate
    $1,800 - $2,500

    A good early 20th century freesprung chronometer watch ...

    Est.
    $1,800 - $2,500
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $900
  • A 14 karat gold Rolex ref. 1503 Oyster Perpetual Date wrist watch
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $4,000

    A 14 karat gold Rolex ref. 1503 Oyster Perpetual Date w...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,000
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • A man's gold Patek Philippe pocket watch
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000

    A man's gold Patek Philippe pocket watch

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • A 16 size Waltham Riverside Maximus with 18 karat gold case
    Estimate
    $1,600 - $1,900

    A 16 size Waltham Riverside Maximus with 18 karat gold ...

    Est.
    $1,600 - $1,900
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $800
  • A United States Shipping Board boxed Elgin Father Time deck watch
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    A United States Shipping Board boxed Elgin Father Time ...

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • An Elgin grade 581 deck watch with box for the British navy
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    An Elgin grade 581 deck watch with box for the British ...

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Two pocketwatches
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Two pocketwatches

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Turner Auctions + Appraisal...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Art Deco Waltham 14K White Gold Pocket Watch 17J
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Art Deco Waltham 14K White Gold Pocket Watch 17J

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Auctions at Showplace
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $550
  • Antique 14k Gold Elgin Pocket Watch W/ Dueber Case
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Antique 14k Gold Elgin Pocket Watch W/ Dueber Case

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Auctions at Showplace
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Art Deco Tiffany & Co. Longines 18K G Pocket Watch
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Art Deco Tiffany & Co. Longines 18K G Pocket Watch

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Auctions at Showplace
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $600
  • Antique Elgin 14K Gold Hunter Pocket Watch
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    Antique Elgin 14K Gold Hunter Pocket Watch

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Auctions at Showplace
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $325