Where to Purchase Quality Pocket Watches

The OMEGA Olympic Pocket Watch

If you’re looking for a high-quality pocket watch, we have a great list of brands that should top your list of considerations. I know it’s a pain to track down which manufacturers still make pocket watches. The market (and internet) seem to be flooded with cheap versions that are sure to not stand the test of time. A pocket watch is a classic piece of a gentleman’s wardrobe and one that should be passed down from generation to generation.

My recent mention of the pocket watch in my post on men’s watches under $500 inspired me to do more research into which companies were still producing these timeless watches.

Tissot Pocket Watches

1920 Mechanical Men’s Silver Pocket Watch

The name says 1920, yet this pocket watch feels quite contemporary to me with the bold T on the pendant. Despite its modern feel, it is still a beautiful timepiece. Acquire here or here.

Tissot Pocket 1920 Mechanical Men's Silver Pocket Watch

Movement: Mechanical ETA 6497
Crystal: Scratch-Resistant Sapphire Crystal
Case: Stainless Steel

Savonnette White Quartz Pocket Watch & Chain

The most affordable and only watch with a quartz movement on the list this is a great introduction piece into pocket watches. Unlike the model above, this watch has the classic look that I find appealing in a pocket watch. Acquire here.

Savonnette White Quartz Pocket Watch & Chain

Movement: Quartz ETA F06.111
Crystal: Mineral Crystal
Case: Stainless Steel

Omega Pocket Watches

1932 Olympic Pocket Watch

This pocket watch is a replica of Omega’s 1932 Olympic watch. It was used during the first year in which Omega was the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games. The games were held in Los Angeles. There are only 300 of these made, 100 each in white gold, red gold, and yellow gold.
The OMEGA Olympic Pocket Watch

Movement: Omega 3889
Crystal: Scratch-Resistant Sapphire Crystal
Case: White Gold (shown), Red Gold, Yellow Gold

Phillip Patek Pocket Watches

Lepine Pocket Watch 972/1J-010

This pocket watch from Phillip Patek looks classic with its gold case, gold hands, and white dial. The chronograph provides additional interest and is particularly pleasing to the eye.

Phillip Patek Pocket Watch 972_1J_010

Movement: 17”’ LEP PS IRM
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Case: Yellow Gold

Hunter Pocket Watch 980G-001

The hunter watch is a suitable alternative if you’re afraid of damaging the crystal or prefer the added functionality. This is definitely not as dressy as the previous watch although any pocket watch would likely be considered dressy these days.

Phillip Patek Pocket Watch 980G_001

Movement: 17”’ SAV PS
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Case: Yellow Gold

Orient Pocket Watches

Orient DD00001W

More affordable, and the only watch on the list with a Japanese movement, Orient makes a fine looking pocket watch. This watch comes in two options, either with Arabic numerals or Roman numerals.

Orient DD00001W Pocket Watch

Movement: 48C40
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Case: Stainless Steel

Panerai Pocket Watches

Panerai PAM00529

Few watch brands, if any, are as easily recognizable as Panerai. These pocket watches were produced in limited numbers of 50 units. Available in white gold and red gold.

Panerai pam00529 Pocket Watch

Movement: P.3001/10
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Case: White Gold (shown), Red Gold

Cartier Pocket Watches

Grand Complication Pocket Watch

Ok, this is one hell of a conversation piece. Five hundred hours goes into creating one of these pocket watches. This is a stunning pocket watch that will likely want to show off every chance you get.

Cartier Grand Complication Pocket Watch

Movement: 9436 MC
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Case: White Gold

Stephen Bogoff Antiquarian Horologist

Patek Phillip Antique Pocket Watch FrontPatek Phillip Antique Pocket Watch Back

If you’re interested in antique pocket watches you could spend a couple of hours on Stephen Bogoff’s website. The watch pictured above is a rare Phillip Patek which is selling for $177,500 and was manufactured circa 1889. There are many more affordable pocket watches available for purchase. This one just stood out as something special.

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