Gold pocket watch history

Gold pocket watch

Centuries ago, men have only relied upon sun-dials or the positioning of the sun in the sky in order to keep track of the time.  Due to this necessity of time-keeping, craftsmen of the 15th century found a way to make time-keeping easier.  Thus the birth of pocket watch, formerly used only by the upper […]

Gold pocket watch basic facts

Gold pocket watch

A gold pocket watch is usually of a single design embellished with different ornaments and elements that would usually determine its age and worth, and which is also what potential clients would use as their basis when choosing what kind of pocket watch to purchase. Most collectors are inclined to choose a certain long-familiar brand […]

Understanding Gold Pocket Watches

Gold pocket watch

For those who fancy to be an owner or collector of a gold pocket watch, it is advisable that one must understand the ins and outs of this kind of timepiece.  Listed below are the different types of watch movements that a gold pocekt watch usually has. Key-wind, key-set movements This kind of movement is […]

Gold Pocket Watches chains

Gold Pocket Watches chains

Pocket watches are not to be seen without a chain whether it’s kept inside the pocket or carried by the hand, it is because chains are specifically made for safety purposes. Basically, are four types of chains  double Albert, single or half Albert, spring-ring chain, and the belt-hook chain. Double Albert, was designed in honor […]

Railroad Pocket Watch

Railroad Pocket Watch

Many pocket watch collectors have a fancy about Railroad pocket watch, but just why is it so? On 1880 two trains collided because one of the engineer’s watch stopped for about four minutes.  Due to this incident a rule was made that railroad workers must have pocket watches that have standard time in all railroad […]

GOLD POCKET WATCH

Gold pocket watch

Although rather ancient, pocket watches still hold the appeal that many collectors can’t get enough of. Simple but stylish and indeed a classic.  Gold pocket watch especially has been making its comeback into the mainstream. Not only collectors are fond of this majestic timepiece, but also first time owners who would want to bring back […]

How to be a Pocket Watch Collector

Gold pocket watch

If you’re one of those who are fascinated by a gold pocket watch, and is thinking of starting the hobby of collecting them then here a few tips on to help you know how to become a collector. l         Determine how much you can invest into it. l         Choose  a well known brand so that […]

How do I open and close a pocket watch case?

FAQ

Cases comes in varied styles, so it differs with the kind of casing. In closing it, use the flat of your hand, close the lid up to the latching, depress the crown, then close the case and release the latch button

How do I tell the size of my watch?

FAQ

Lancashire Gauge is used in measuring the size of a pocket watch, by measuring through the center of the lower plate of the dial side up to its narrowest point. Measuring the dial is used to estimate the dimensions of the lower plate.

How much winding does a pocket watch needs?

FAQ

You can wind a pocket watch until it stops on its own accord.  Using great force would damage the watch, and if you have wounded it and still does not work then a thorough cleaning of the watch is necessary.

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