What’s a Pocket Watch?

Updated: Jul 8

✦ It’s a time-teller carried in your pocket. Did you know that the pocket watch has been a symbol of affluence from as early as the 16th century?

Even today, the pocket watch still offers a certain level of class and prestige and are highly sought after by distinguished gentlemen and ladies worldwide. The pocket watch has been an integral part of fashion over the decades.

Port Pickers have a selection of top quality pocket watches

The Port Pickers team have collected a superb variety of pocket watches, from vintage, antique, solid gold and sterling silver, the choice is yours. Read about them below, or better still, call into the warehouse and check them out for yourself.


A very nice example of a WW1 Military Pocket watch made by JW Benson circa 1910. The watch movement is inscribed with “H M the Queen”. On the inside of the case you will notice the watchmaker has dated the services of this watch and the dates are from over 100 years ago.

Jaeger LeCoultre GSTP Military Pocket Watch

The ultimate collectors piece. A 1943 Jaeger LeCoulter (GSTP) pocket watch with a 51.8mm case, movement cal. 467. These were entirely produced in house from 1939 through to 1945.

(GSTP) General Services Trade Pattern which indicates the watch was purchased by the British Government for the armed forces. The JLC is one of the most desirable pocket watches.

The brand was founded by Antoine LeCoultre in 1833 and has hundreds of inventions, over a thousand calibers to its name and has some of the most iconic watches made in the 21st century.

8 Day Amida Facon Pocket Watch

A Unique 8 Day Analog Mechanical Amida Facon Brass Cased top wind pocket watch. This watch has a main spring that can be wound to keep the watch ticking for 8 days before needing rewinding. A feature of these watches is that the flywheel is visible through the front dial. The overall design and ornate embossed engravings throughout sets the tone for luxury.