Pocket Watches

The first small watches appeared in the early 16th century. They were worn visibly around the neck or on a belt. The 1800s are considered to be the peak of classic watchmaking. Abraham Louis Breguet (1747-1823) was regarded as the king of the watchmakers of his era. The second half of the 19th century saw the rise of industrial production.

"Keep a Watch on Everybody", booklet from the Waterbury Watch Co., Waterbury (USA) 1887 (Archive German Clock Museum)[Close][Open]
Pendant watch in the form of a crucifix. Charles Bobinet, Paris c. 1650 (Inv. K-0459)[Close][Open]
Pendant watch with calendar and moon phase. Johann Sayller, Ulm c. 1660 (Inv. K-0470)[Close][Open]
Pocket watch with chatelaine und box. Romilly, Paris 18th century (Inv. 45-3400)[Close][Open]
Ring with watch. Unknown maker, c. 1800 (K-1369)[Close][Open]
Pocket watch with enamel painting. Moilliet, Geneva c. 1800 (Inv. K-1509)[Close][Open]
Pocket watch "Souscription" with shock absorber and temperature compensation. Abraham Louis Breguet, Paris c. 1800 (Inv. 45-3852)[Close][Open]
Pocket watch with box and guarantee certificate. A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte c. 1880 (Inv. 45-3192)[Close][Open]
Pocket watch "Fearless" with figure automaton. Gebrüder Thiel, Ruhla c. 1895 (Inv. 2007-024)[Close][Open]
Pocket watch "Yankee", price one Dollar. Ingersoll, New York c. 1905 (Inv. 2004-019, 2004-009)[Close][Open]