Modern Mens Or Womens Pocket Watch In Sapphire Glass
Finally, a modern pocket watch that is super modern in design. Over hundreds of years, wristwatches have evolved with the times but pocket watches just remained not so established in design. We set sail to create a pocket watch that not only oozes class and style to be proud of, but to outlast its rivals. At the heart of the watch, we started with the very best Swiss movement mechanism we could find, then encased it in the best grade stainless steel, and finally finished it off with tough sapphire glass. Top-quality components and a Swiss movement pocket watch at a very fair price. Ideally suited to both men and women.
This high quality watch is perfect as a Christmas gift, birthday gift or a retirement gift.
The back of the pocket watch was specifically designed to have the ideal space for an engraved message of your choice. Just provide us with your wording and we will perfectly engrave it using a modern font. The modern pocket watch has a huge 38mm x 32mm engravable area where your engraved message can have up to 55 characters of text over 5 lines.
We understand there's nothing quite like unboxing a luxurious gift and that's exactly why we have the most lavish watch box we could find to ensure when gifting this beautiful timepiece, the experience is remembered forever.
Architect London handcrafted modern pocket watch
Model: Modern pocket watch
Fast international fully-tracked shipping
Engraved with a modern font
Swiss movement - Ronda
Case Material: Grade 316L brushed stainless steel
International Warranty: Two years
Colour: Brushed matt black
Includes beautiful Architect Watch Company watch box
Dial Diameter: 44mm
Case thickness: 8mm
Chain length: 300mm
Perfect for everyday use
100% recyclable packaging
What is the history of pocket watches?
The first pocket watch was invented by a German watchmaker named Peter Henlein in 1510. The history of pocket watches dates back to the 16th century, although timekeeping devices such as sundials and mechanical clocks have been in use for centuries prior. Pocket watches became popular during the 17th century and remained a popular timekeeping tool until the early 20th century when wristwatches gained prominence.
Here is a brief overview of the history of pocket watches:
Early Development: The first portable timepieces were developed in the 16th century, initially as larger spring-driven clocks that were carried in pockets. These early timepieces were imprecise and often required calibration.
Miniaturization: In the 17th century, advancements in technology allowed for the miniaturization of clocks. Peter Henlein, a German locksmith, is often credited with inventing the first true pocket watch around 1510. These early pocket watches were often spherical in shape and had only an hour hand.
Pendant Watches: By the late 17th century, pocket watches began to evolve in design. They transformed from spherical shapes to more flattened, disc-like forms with a pendant or bow at the top. These watches were usually carried in pockets and attached to a chain, allowing them to be worn around the neck or attached to clothing.
Improvements and Precision: Throughout the 18th century, watchmakers made significant advancements in the precision and reliability of pocket watches. They introduced features such as the minute hand, improved escapements, and more accurate timekeeping mechanisms. The use of jewels as bearings in the movement also became common, reducing friction and enhancing durability.
Industrialization and Standardization: The advent of the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century brought mechanized production techniques, leading to increased affordability and availability of pocket watches. Watchmaking became an industrialized process, and standardized components made repair and maintenance easier.
Railroad Watches: In the mid-19th century, pocket watches gained further importance with the expansion of railways. Accurate timekeeping was essential for train schedules, leading to the development of "railroad watches." These watches were built to specific standards to ensure accuracy and reliability, featuring sturdy cases and easy-to-read dials.
Decline and Wristwatches: The early 20th century witnessed the decline of pocket watches as wristwatches gained popularity. Wristwatches were more convenient to wear, especially during World War I when soldiers found them more practical in the trenches. The mass production of wristwatches further contributed to the decline of pocket watches.
Despite their decline in everyday use, pocket watches continue to be appreciated for their historical significance and aesthetic appeal. They are often considered as collectibles and symbols of a bygone era.
Important note about personalising this item
Your personalisation text will be added exactly as you enter it, so please double check your spelling,
punctuation & capitalisation. Please read the product description for detailed information about the personalisation
on this item. When adding any personalisation text, please do not include accented characters, emojis or special
symbols as some of our manufacturing processes will not be able to print these.
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