When was the first pocket watch invented?

Answer Peter Henlein, a German locksmith, is largely credited with the invention of the pocket watch sometime in the early 1500s. The early pocket watches were hardly "pocket-sized" but were portable and ... 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 »

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 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 »

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 »