Bespoke Engraving Service

Here at pocketwatches.com we provide a personal engraving service on our pocket watches. We have several computerised engraving systems and our skilled engravers have over 30 years combined experience.

Adding Engraving

To personalise a pocket watch, select the ADD TO CART & ENGRAVE button on the product page.
The product will be added to your cart and you will be taken to a page specific to that product where you can choose your font and type the text you would like.

To engrave more of the same item, select CONFIRM & ENGRAVE NEXT ITEM after entering your requirements.

Three Fonts to choose from:

Times Roman

Times Roman

Zapf Chancery

Zapf Chancery

Amerzone Script

Amerzone Script (not recommended for small areas)

Each watch has a maximum amount of characters available, this is how much text will fit on the watch without it looking too much.
All text will be automatically centralised in the middle of the watch surface.
If you have an specific requirements or queries, please contact us before placing your order, quoting the product code in question.

 

Engraving Information

1. Once engraved your order cannot be cancelled.

2. A refund or exchange is also not possible once engraved.

3. We never engrave two different font styles on the same pocket watch.

4. We only engrave on the outside front and back cases, please note we do not engrave on the inside cases of any of the pocket watches.

5. We reserve the right to make minor changes to the inscription, this maybe due to layout etc. however if we feel that what you have submitted is not acceptable then we will contact you prior to engraving.

6. If you have any requirements please write them in the engraving comments box on the engraving page, although if they urgent please phone us to ensure we get what you need correct.

7. Engravings may not appear exactly as they look on the illustrations.

8. All engravings are engraved on our computerized engraving machine, which are automatically centralised with the winder at the top. Shields are engraved according to their shape.

9. We will only engrave our own pocket watches we sell on this website.

10. Engravings are charged at $10 for one side or $20 for two sides. Some products are offered with free engraving.

Delivery Information

1. Orders with engraving are put on 24 hour test before being dispatched.

2. Allow 3-5 working days for delivery to US adresses.

3. Delivery to rest of world may take up to 10 working days.

4. You may be required to be in to sign for your delivery.

 

Engraving Layout & Text Advice

1. Due to the shape of a pocket watch, try to keep the length of lines balanced with the longest line in the centre of your inscription

2.  Our computerised machines will automatically centralise all text on the pocket watch.

3. Try not to sound like a gift card, avoiding words such as 'To'.. and 'From'.., this will give your sentiment a timeless feel.

4. Our machines will only engrave letters and characters on the American-English keyboard, if you require any foreign characters contact us before placing your order.

5. Engraving the back of a pocket watch keeps it more discreet and does not spoil the pocket watch, we recommend keeping engravings on the front short

 

Birthday Engravings

Retirement Engravings

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