When did Peter Henlein invent the pocket watch?

Answer Peter Henlein is credited with inventing the pocket watch in the early 1500s, probably between between 1500 and 1510. Henlein was a locksmith in Nuremberg, Germany. The first pocket watches were sp... Read More »

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How do I Identify an International Watch Company Pocket Watch?

The International Watch Co., also known as IWC or IWC Schaffhausen for the Swiss city where the watches are manufactured, is perhaps the top watchmaking company consistently producing top-quality l... Read More »

How to Buy a Pocket Watch?

Pocket watches do more than just keep time. They also make a fashion statement. In a culture accustomed to using digital wristwatches or mobile phones for timekeeping, a pocket watch attempts to re... Read More »

Can you fix a Pocket watch?

Yes, but you'll need a professional watch makers and jeweler to do it. Pick up as many of the bits as you can find, then check your local classified for watchmakers (ignore the ones like "Timpsons"... Read More »

How to Wear a Pocket Watch?

Many years ago, pocket watches were common accessories in men's fashion. Not only were they a useful accessory, but pocket watches demonstrated wealth and status. Many pocket watches were ornately ... Read More »