The history of pocket watches is long and interesting. Starting out as pieces of art, featuring beautiful enamel paintings, pocket watches were not so accurate at telling the time in their beginnings. Pocket watches were also owned by the rich families and were often passed on from father to son. Their popularity grew over the years, especially during the two World Wars, when having a pocket watch as a soldier was something common.
Number one in our Top 20 is this beautiful Wehrle German pocket watch. Powered by a reliable quartz movement, this pocket watch is an ideal choice for gentlemen, given its large 57-mm case. The numerals are easy to read, and the design of the watch is quite versatile and minimalist, yet preserving that elegant vintage touch.
Ranked number 2 in our Top 20 best vintage pocket watches is this magical Mickey Mouse Verichron pocket watch, which comes with its beautiful original box. When it comes to gift-giving, a sprinkle of Disney magic can be more than welcome.
This elegant 90s railroad pocket watch is one of our favorite timepieces in our vintage Disney collection. Given its amazing condition, the beautiful presentation box, and its flawless time-keeping record, we highly recommend this vintage gift watch.
A watch that will fit elegantly in your vest pocket, this Kienzle vintage pocket watch is a delight for the eye. Ideal for gentlemen who are on the hunt for a versatile pocket watch, perfect for special occasions.
Moreover, this beautiful timepiece from our pocket watch collection can be personalized with a message of your choosing. Looking for a special anniversary, wedding or birthday gift for him? We take care of the engraving for you.
Dial diameter: 33 mm.
Condition: Mint condition.
A tiny pocket watch that can be worn as a medallion, this beautiful Fero Feldmann Swiss watch is powered by a 17 Jewels mechanical movement that has stood the test of time remarkably.
In a warm tone of gold, this exciting timepiece for ladies comes with a floral pattern on the back, and a lovely white dial, of timeless elegance. Make sure to check it out in our vintage pocket watch collection!
This exciting Endura Swiss pocket watch introduces a balanced mix of gold and silver tones. The dial comes with beautifully-designed roman numerals and victorian-style intricate gold-tone patterns, whereas the back of the dial case is featuring an interesting, vintage-style engraved texture. The watch is an example of vintage elegance and a piece that is a perfect fit for both men (as a pocket watch) and women (as a medallion).
A truly unique locket watch has arrived in our collection: a gold-tone heart-shaped medallion watch by Amila De Luxe. A timelessly elegant vintage piece, this is a wonderful gift watch for ladies.
The watch has been carefully preserved and it has absolutely no signs of previous wear. It has a delicate design, with both minimalist and victorian influences. Moreover, this vintage watch comes with a reliable Swiss movement that keeps perfect time, gaining the 5th place in our Top 20 best affordable pocket watches.
This beautiful Mougin & Piquard vintage pocket watch is a statement piece of French elegance and refinement. The watch comes in a pale, silvery tone of gold, paired with a silver-tone chain.
It's a mini pocket watch, which will easily fit in tiny pockets, and that can also be worn as a medallion.
Mougin & Piquard is a French brand with a long history, started in 1852 by the Mougin Family. They began a tradition of crafting exquisitely made and remarkably detailed timepieces: fashionable statements perfectly suited to the dawning era of the Belle Epoque. Read more about the brand here.
This gold-tone Maty pocket watch certainly has a unique charm. It comes with a luxurious gold-tone dial, featuring elegant roman numerals.
The Maty watch brand was started in 1951 by the 24-year-old Gérard Mantion and his wife Elyane, with the idea of selling watches by mail order from his little workshop on the rue Janney in Besançon. His first catalog featured just a dozen men and ladies watches. Gerard Mantion was originally going to call his business Mati, but decided it would have a more American feel to it if it was changed to Maty. Nowadays, Maty watches are still beloved by vintage collectors, and we get a lot of inquiries about the Maty watch models in our collection.
We couldn't help but include a vintage Lorus Mickey Mouse watch in our pocket watch recommendations. A brand owned by Seiko, Lorus has produced so many impressive vintage watches over the years, and some of the most beautiful models are the result of its exciting collaboration with Disney.
With a 37 mm dial, this pocket watch is just the right size to fit in a tiny, elegant pocket. Make this Mickey Mouse pocket watch the piece de resistance of your outfit!
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Part of our extensive vintage pocket watch collection, this stunning gold-tone Pax vintage watch is one of the rare pieces that are decorated with blue detailing on the dial. This intricate gold-tone timepiece is an example of great, timeless design, that has stood the test of time with ease.
Decorated in Victorian style, with subtly engraved floral patterns both on the dial and the dial case, this vintage watch is an amazing addition to our vintage collection. If you're looking for a refined, vintage piece, which carries the design and quality of the gold days, this is the watch for you!
With a dial diameter of only 33mm, this vintage pocket watch can be worn as a medallion/pendant, around the neck, just as well.
Intricate design features, beautiful roman numerals, durable Swiss movement, what more can we look for in the perfect vintage pocket watch? This Heritage 33-mm pocket watch model ticks all the right boxes. Tiny, easy to fit in one's pocket, or a great pendant to wear around the neck, opt for this vintage pocket watch if you're looking for elegance, reliability and luxurious silver tones.
For Winnie the Pooh fans, this Verichron pocket watch might be the perfect gift! This is a tiny watch that can also be used as a keychain, or be simply attached to a piece of clothing, like a vest, coat or a pair of jeans. The watch comes with a colorful depiction of the adorable Winnie the Pooh and his honey jar.
Ranking 12 in our Top 20 affordable vintage pocket watches, we are proud to introduce one of the star pieces in our vintage pocket watch collection, this stunning Blazon vintage pocket watch. With impressive gold-tone design features, this watch is a testament of vintage elegance, refinement and longevity.
A vintage watch with such qualities will never go out of style and will only increase in value in the years to come. A French pocket watch with 17 Jewels, this Blazon vintage watch comes with an elegant mix of responsible, high-quality craftsmanship and attention to details. Moreover, this vintage watch can be engraved! Make sure to check it out in our vintage store.
Antimagnetic, Swiss-made, powered by a 17 Rubis mechanical movement that keeps time with high precision, this vintage Fero Feldmann gold-tone pocket watch is a beautiful timepiece. Moreover, the watch can be engraved with a special message of your choosing on the back of the dial. Looking for the perfect personalized gift for him? This might be it!
This gorgeous vintage pocket watch comes with a white dial, featuring roman numerals and victorian-style watch hands, that tell a story of the good golden days. The back of the dial comes with an intricate floral design, featuring roses and other flowers, in black and silver-tone details.
With a dial diameter of only 22 mm, this charming pocket watch can be worn as a medallion/pendant as well. Make sure to check out the Youtube video of this exciting watch.
Another gorgeous French watch that had to be included in our top, this Yema pocket watch model tells a unique story of time. It comes with a gold-tone dial, charmingly decorated with intricate gold-tone details, with roman numerals and victorian-style watch hands.
The back of the dial depicts a delicate flower pattern, and the floral theme extends to the dial case and crown. A masterpiece of vintage, timeless design, this pocket watch can also be worn as a medallion/pendant, given its tiny size of 24 mm.
A pocket watch with a unique shape and design, we had to include this rare Maty gold-tone watch is out Top 20. This Maty watch model is a true statement piece, decorated with lovely gold-tone flowers around the dial case, and deep blue stones. Unfortunately, two stones are missing from the design, but this jewelry piece is still a stunning accessory, well worthy of a second chance!
This beautiful Vantage Shock-resistant pocket watch is an emblematic piece of the golden days, with exquisite design features that will never go out of fashion. An elegant, minimalist dial with a delicate color palette, this pocket watch comes with a reflective pale grey dial background, and gold-tone watch hands and numerals.
A pocket watch that can also be worn as a medallion, this vintage watch measures 33 mm in diameter.
The beautiful Thermidor Paris vintage pocket watch is a valuable piece in our vintage watch collection. With a refined, timeless design, and intricate design features of high precision, this watch is a work of art, worthy to be part of any vintage collection.
With a dial diameter of only 22 mm, you can imagine the hard work and craftsmanship required to design such a beautiful, tiny timepiece. Given its small size, this gorgeous vintage pocket watch can be worth as a medallion/pendant as well.
This vintage watch is part of our French pocket watch collection, made by the brand Thermidor Paris. It's fully functional, and very well preserved.
With a dial diameter of 30 mm, this tiny pocket watch can easily fit into your pocket, but it can also be worn as a medallion/pendant. It's a perfect fit for both men and women.
It comes with a gold-tone dial case, carefully decorated with intricate detailing. Roman numerals, timeless vintage design, this is a piece that stood the test of time remarkably and that will only increase in value in the years to come.
The last timepiece in our Top 20 Best Affordable pocket watches comes with a higher price, yet it's a special vintage find that is worth looking at.
Our Vintage Pocket Watch Collection
Many more unique vintage and pre-owned pocket watch models are available in our vintage collection. Here you will also find a variety of newer pocket watches that can be engraved with a message of your choice. If you're looking for a personalized gift idea for your loved ones, a special Christmas or birthday gift, make sure to check out our complete collection.
The engraving feature is possible only for certain watch models. Make sure to include a correct e-mail address when placing the order, so we can keep in touch regarding the engraving process. For any questions about our watches, don't hesitate to e-mail us or use the chat feature on left side of your screen.