PocketWatch

11/01/2019
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1920s Inspirations: Gatsby Style Pocket Watches

The Great Gatsby’s 1920s was a legendary decade when it came to all things style. Art deco was just emerging, and fashions were becoming more daring. Clothing and accessories were opulent, decorative and indulgent, with people beginning to truly have fun with their fashion choices. The roaring twenties saw a surge of iconic flapper girls, alongside distinguished gentlemen in three-piece suits, with their lapel collar vests leaving room for the ever-popular pocket watch and chain. Timepieces in the 1920s were a true status symbol, showcasing the wealth, class and style... Read More

05/01/2019

Make A Statement: Luxury Pocket Watches

Pocket watches are the must-have fashion accessory of recent times, with the rise of affordable pocket watches making them a firm go-to for formal events. But, what if you’re looking for something truly special? Maybe you’re on the lookout for a thoughtful gift for the watch lover in your life? Perhaps you’re a watch aficionado yourself, and want only the best? Or maybe you attend a large number of social events, and want to really make a statement and stand out from the crowd? If so, a luxury pocket watch... Read More

02/01/2019

What are Pocket Watch Jewels?

When you’re searching for the perfect pocket watch, there’s a lot to consider! One of the most common questions that we are asked by our customers is what it means when we mention ‘pocket watch jewels’. Are these precious stones added to the pocket watch? What do these jewels actually do? It can be confusing! In this blog, we’re going to look at pocket watch jewels and why they’re used in pocket watches. A pocket watch jewel is an item added to the mechanism of the watch to provide a... Read More

29/12/2018

Steampunk-esque Pocket Watches

What do you get when you combine the imagination and fantasy of the Victorian era with materials inspired by the Industrial Revolution? Steampunk. This intriguing subculture isn’t a new thing. Emerging during the late 1980’s, it became a fashion movement embraced by those looking to fuse together the new and the old. The term Steampunk was first used in the novel Morlock Night by KW Jeter, and today, this fashion subculture is still prevalent and has even been embraced by the mainstream world. Steampunk fashion combines traditional Victorian inspired clothing... Read More

13/08/2018

Pocket Watches for Wedding Parties

Pocket watches have fast become the most popular choice of wedding day gift. Whether it’s a bride giving their groom a reminder that they can’t be late on the day, or a groom thanking his best man for taking the time to be by his side. At Pocket Watches, we love supplying wedding parties with pocket watches for the big day, but if you’re contemplating buying a pocket watch for a wedding gift, you may be overwhelmed by the choice available. In this blog, we’re going to look at some... Read More

13/08/2018

Our Top 5 Pocket Watches

When you’re looking to buy a pocket watch, it’s easy to get lost in the vast amount of choice available. Do you go for gold or stick with a sleek silver? What about the type of pocket watch you choose, does the occasion call for an open face style or do you prefer the elegance of a double or half hunter? To make things a little easier, we’ve put together our top 5 pocket watches to help narrow down your search. From classic styles to our favorite contemporary pocket watches,... Read More

09/07/2018

Engraved Pocket Watches: Most Popular Messages

  A pocket watch is one of the most popular gifts for that special someone in your life. Designed to become a treasured heirloom, these beautiful timepieces can be passed down through the family and used to commemorate important events. Whether you’re planning on celebrating a milestone birthday, a new job or a wedding day, pocket watches come with the added bonus of being engravable, so you can add a special note or date to make sure they never forget that time in their life. Coming up with the right... Read More

09/07/2018

Pocket Watch Repair & Common Issues

With all mechanical devices, it’s imperative that you take the time to check your timepiece to make sure that it’s working correctly, however, keeping your pocket watch in good working order doesn’t have to be taxing. In this blog, we’re going to look at some of the most common issues that pocket watch owners face and how you can tackle them. Scenario 1: My pocket watch does not wind fully There are two common reasons why a pocket watch will not wind properly. The first is due to a broken... Read More

13/06/2018

Is a Pocket Watch a Worthy Investment?

In today’s world, checking the time usually means getting a smartphone out of your pocket however, an upsurge of interest in vintage fashion has led many people back to the pocket watch. A firm favourite at weddings or special events, it’s common to see men wearing the tell-tale chain with their formal wear and some even incorporate it into their office wear. Whilst it is still quite rare to see someone using a pocket watch day-to-day, these classic timepieces are making a comeback and if you’re considering investing in a... Read More

13/06/2018

Vintage Pocket Watches – What Are They Worth?

Whether you’re considering investing in a vintage pocket watch or you’re wondering how much that family heirloom timepiece is worth now, it’s important to know exactly ‘what you’ve got’. Determining the value of a vintage pocket watch can be quite complicated and we always advise speaking to an expert to get the most accurate price, but there are some ways that you can start to define the value of a timepiece. Like all antiques,, you can’t judge a pocket watch solely by what’s on the outside. Pocket watches contain a... Read More