Developed in the sixteenth century as a popular form of portable clock, pocket watches remained the most common portable timepiece until the development of the wristwatch in the First World War. They are often considered synonymous with Victorian fashion, though their stylish detailing and elegant albert chains remain popular even today.
A terrific variety of pocket watch designs are available, especially on watches featuring a spring-hinged full hunter case which can be ornately decorated over the whole exterior of the watch. On half hunter watches, the watch face is visible through a window in the case to allow the time to be read without opening the watch. Our Woodford pocket watches are made with the finest 17 Jewel and Quartz movements and are delivered with a guarantee.