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Where to get a pocket watch?

I'm looking to get a pocket watch because I don't like to wear watches on my wrist. I'm looking for a trustworthy website or a retail store that will sell some really nice looking watches. Also, I'm wondering what are some top brands for pocket watches?

How much are you wanting to spend, and what's important to you?

You can get cheap quartz pocket watches, or sometimes even Chinese-made mechanicals, at Walmart and other similar stores. These are usually under $50, however they're pretty much throw-away watches that won't hold up for very long.

Past that, there aren't really too many other pocket watches in production until you get to the crazy price category of Patek-Phillippe and the like. Middle range Swiss manufacturers like Rolex and Omega don't make them. The couple of Patek-Phillippe pocket start at around $26,000 on up.

Personally, if I were in your situation, I'd look for an antique American pocket watch. Elgin, Waltham, Hamilton, Illinois, Ball and Hampden are good brands. If you want a good time keeper, railroad grade watches are superb-some of the best mechanical timekeepers ever built. The Elgin BW Raymond, Illinois Bunn Special, Hamilton 992, and Waltham Vanguard are legendary in this regard.

For that matter, any American pocket watch with at least 17 jewels will be great.

The best place to get one of these would be a local antique store or jewelry store. You should probably budget about $200 for a good one. Then, figure on spending another $150 or so for a competent watchmaker to service it.

Avoid pocket watches from Westclox, Ingraham, Yankee, Ingersoll, Waterbury, and New Haven. These are what are known as "dollar watches". They are cheaply made, don't keep good time, aren't very reliable, and impossible to repair. Also avoid New York Standard brand watches, as they're not very good and impossible to get parts for.

1913 Beautiful Vintage Hamilton 992 21Jewels 16 Size Railroad Pocket Watch
1913 Beautiful Vintage Hamilton 992 21Jewels 16 Size Railroad Pocket Watch
$595.00
Time Remaining: 6h 18m
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Freshly Serviced Vintage Antique Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch 992 50mm
Freshly Serviced Vintage Antique Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch 992 50mm
$449.95
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Vintage Hamilton 992B Railway Special 21J 16S Pocket Watch 1945
Vintage Hamilton 992B Railway Special 21J 16S Pocket Watch 1945
$250.00
Time Remaining: 12h 54m

Hamilton pocket watch 992b 21 jewels 10k Gold filled and Runs excellent
Hamilton pocket watch 992b 21 jewels 10k Gold filled and Runs excellent
$425.00
Time Remaining: 14h 24m

VINTAGE HAMILTON 992 RR 16S21J POCKET WATCH RATCHET WHEEL  SCREW PARTS STKC43
VINTAGE HAMILTON 992 RR 16S21J POCKET WATCH RATCHET WHEEL SCREW PARTS STKC43
$19.00
Time Remaining: 15h 20m

VINTAGE 16 SIZE HAMILTON 992B POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT FOR REPAIRS
VINTAGE 16 SIZE HAMILTON 992B POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT FOR REPAIRS
$185.00
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VINTAGE HAMILTON 992 RR 16S 21J POCKET WATCH ESCAPE WHEEL PARTS STK C 41
VINTAGE HAMILTON 992 RR 16S 21J POCKET WATCH ESCAPE WHEEL PARTS STK C 41
$28.00 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE HAMILTON 992 RR 16S 21J POCKET WATCH 4TH WHEEL PARTS STK C 42
VINTAGE HAMILTON 992 RR 16S 21J POCKET WATCH 4TH WHEEL PARTS STK C 42
$40.00
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HAMILTON 992 POCKET WATCH 16 SIZE DATES 1909 NICE MOVEMENT BEGINS  099
HAMILTON 992 POCKET WATCH 16 SIZE DATES 1909 NICE MOVEMENT BEGINS 099
$66.00 (8 Bids)
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HAMILTON 992 POCKET WATCH 16S 21J RR BARREL BRIDGE PART STK C 39
HAMILTON 992 POCKET WATCH 16S 21J RR BARREL BRIDGE PART STK C 39
$20.00
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HAMILTON 992B 21 JEWEL RAILWAY POCKET WATCH 10KT GOLD FILLED COLLECTABLE
HAMILTON 992B 21 JEWEL RAILWAY POCKET WATCH 10KT GOLD FILLED COLLECTABLE
$455.00
Time Remaining: 17h 21m
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HAMILTON 992B 21 JEWEL RAILWAY POCKET WATCH 10KT GOLD FILLED BAKELITE CASE BOX
HAMILTON 992B 21 JEWEL RAILWAY POCKET WATCH 10KT GOLD FILLED BAKELITE CASE BOX
$755.00
Time Remaining: 17h 48m
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Rare Antique HAMILTON Railway Special cal 992B 16s 21 Jewel Pocket Watch 992 B
Rare Antique HAMILTON Railway Special cal 992B 16s 21 Jewel Pocket Watch 992 B
$232.50 (27 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 38m

Vintage Hamilton 992 Railroad Pocket Watch 16s 21j c1928
Vintage Hamilton 992 Railroad Pocket Watch 16s 21j c1928
$162.50 (28 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 46m

Hamilton Railway Special 992 B Pocket Watch
Hamilton Railway Special 992 B Pocket Watch
$200.00
Time Remaining: 20h 8m

Hamilton 992 B Railway Special Pocket Watch
Hamilton 992 B Railway Special Pocket Watch
$200.00
Time Remaining: 20h 13m

21 Jewel Hamilton Model 992 E Railroad Pocket Watch w Bar Over Crown Case C1937
21 Jewel Hamilton Model 992 E Railroad Pocket Watch w Bar Over Crown Case C1937
$700.00
Time Remaining: 20h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $700.00

Hamilton 992 21 Jewel Gold Pocket Watch with Chain
Hamilton 992 21 Jewel Gold Pocket Watch with Chain
$799.99
Time Remaining: 20h 33m

Antique Hamilton 992B Size 16 21 Jewel RR Grade Gold Filled Pocket Watch NG49
Antique Hamilton 992B Size 16 21 Jewel RR Grade Gold Filled Pocket Watch NG49
$300.00
Time Remaining: 20h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00

Hamilton 992B Two Tone Size 16 21 Jewel RR Grade Base Metal Pocket Watch NG34
Hamilton 992B Two Tone Size 16 21 Jewel RR Grade Base Metal Pocket Watch NG34
$475.00
Time Remaining: 20h 45m
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Hamilton 992B Size 16 21 Jewel RR Grade Base Metal Pocket Watch w Chain NG39
Hamilton 992B Size 16 21 Jewel RR Grade Base Metal Pocket Watch w Chain NG39
$450.00
Time Remaining: 20h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00

WADSWORTH HAMILTON MODEL 2 BOC 992 Pocket Watch Case Bar Over Crown
WADSWORTH HAMILTON MODEL 2 BOC 992 Pocket Watch Case Bar Over Crown
$51.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 6m

HAMILTON 992 RR 16S 21J LEVER SET POCKET WATCH PORCELAIN DIAL PARTS C 45
HAMILTON 992 RR 16S 21J LEVER SET POCKET WATCH PORCELAIN DIAL PARTS C 45
$70.00
Time Remaining: 21h 44m

HAMILTON 992 RR 16S21J LEVER POCKET WATCH 10KGF CASESTEM  CROWN PARTS STKC44
HAMILTON 992 RR 16S21J LEVER POCKET WATCH 10KGF CASESTEM CROWN PARTS STKC44
$55.00
Time Remaining: 22h 14m

POCKET WATCH HANDS LOT 16s HAMILTON 992B 992 BLACK STEEL HANDS SET OF 3
POCKET WATCH HANDS LOT 16s HAMILTON 992B 992 BLACK STEEL HANDS SET OF 3
$16.51 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h 28m

HAMILTON 992 RAILWAY SPECIAL 21 JEWELS GOLD FILLED 16 Size Pocket Watch c1929
HAMILTON 992 RAILWAY SPECIAL 21 JEWELS GOLD FILLED 16 Size Pocket Watch c1929
$199.00
Time Remaining: 23h 33m

RARE HAMILTON RAILWAY SPECIAL 16s 992B POCKET WATCH MONTGOMERY DIAL MINT
RARE HAMILTON RAILWAY SPECIAL 16s 992B POCKET WATCH MONTGOMERY DIAL MINT
$72.71 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h 51m

POCKET WATCH CASE LOT 16s HAMILTON 992B SER 15 STEEL LOOKS AMAIZNG
POCKET WATCH CASE LOT 16s HAMILTON 992B SER 15 STEEL LOOKS AMAIZNG
$76.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 4m

POCKET WATCH DIAL LOT 16s HAMILTON 992B 992 DS DIAL LOOKS WONDERFUL
POCKET WATCH DIAL LOT 16s HAMILTON 992B 992 DS DIAL LOOKS WONDERFUL
$15.09 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 42m

1935 hamilton 992 Railway Pocket Watch Serviced Working Amazing Quality
1935 hamilton 992 Railway Pocket Watch Serviced Working Amazing Quality
$400.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $600.00

HAMILTON 992B 16sz 21 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch For PARTS or REPAIR
HAMILTON 992B 16sz 21 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch For PARTS or REPAIR
$102.50 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 45m

Hamilton Watch Co USA 992 B from 1942 16 Size 21 Jewel Pocket Watch Lever set
Hamilton Watch Co USA 992 B from 1942 16 Size 21 Jewel Pocket Watch Lever set
$299.99
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 11m

1947 Hamilton Railroad Grade 10K GF 21 Jewels 992B Pocket Watch C226104 Works
1947 Hamilton Railroad Grade 10K GF 21 Jewels 992B Pocket Watch C226104 Works
$679.99
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $679.99

Antique 1923 Hamilton Grade 992 16 Size 21 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch Set Lever
Antique 1923 Hamilton Grade 992 16 Size 21 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch Set Lever
$32.50
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 39m
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HAMILTON 992B 950B TWO CASE SCREWS RAILROAD POCKET WATCH PARTS
HAMILTON 992B 950B TWO CASE SCREWS RAILROAD POCKET WATCH PARTS
$24.00
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 58m
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16 Size Hamilton 10K Gold Filled Model A Railroad Pocket Watch Case 992b 950b
16 Size Hamilton 10K Gold Filled Model A Railroad Pocket Watch Case 992b 950b
$107.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $139.10

Hamilton 992 Pocket Watch Hands Parts
Hamilton 992 Pocket Watch Hands Parts
$19.95
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 47m
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1942 Hamilton 992B Pocket Watch 16s 21j Rail Road grade 10k Gold filled case
1942 Hamilton 992B Pocket Watch 16s 21j Rail Road grade 10k Gold filled case
$350.00
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 40m

Hamilton 992 Pocket Watch
Hamilton 992 Pocket Watch
$66.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 38m

 Choo Choo Train 992E 21j 16sz Hamilton Pocket Watch ELINVAR RR 1 STAR
Choo Choo Train 992E 21j 16sz Hamilton Pocket Watch ELINVAR RR 1 STAR
$475.00
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 33m
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VINTAGE 16S HAMILTON 21J POCKET WATCH GRADE 992B PORCELAIN BOX CAR NUMBERS DIAL
VINTAGE 16S HAMILTON 21J POCKET WATCH GRADE 992B PORCELAIN BOX CAR NUMBERS DIAL
$320.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 4m
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Hamilton 992b 21j Pocket Watch with Wadsworth 10k Gold Filled Case
Hamilton 992b 21j Pocket Watch with Wadsworth 10k Gold Filled Case
$97.89 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 1m

Hamilton Pocket Watch 992B 16s 21j part escape wheel 705
Hamilton Pocket Watch 992B 16s 21j part escape wheel 705
$35.00
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 40m
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HAMILTON 992B 950B 21J 16S LOWER JEWEL ASSEMBLY BALANCE COCK POCKET WATCH PARTS
HAMILTON 992B 950B 21J 16S LOWER JEWEL ASSEMBLY BALANCE COCK POCKET WATCH PARTS
$24.99
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 6m
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VINTAGE HAMILTON 992 21 JEWELS POCKET WATCH CIRCA 1930S WORKS
VINTAGE HAMILTON 992 21 JEWELS POCKET WATCH CIRCA 1930S WORKS
$46.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 9m

Hamilton Railway Special 21 Jewel Pocket Watch 992B Nice
Hamilton Railway Special 21 Jewel Pocket Watch 992B Nice
$224.00
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 49m
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Antique Hamilton 992 Size 16 21 Jewel RR Grade Pocket Watch AS IS NG50
Antique Hamilton 992 Size 16 21 Jewel RR Grade Pocket Watch AS IS NG50
$400.00
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 40m
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Hamilton 992B Railway special 16s 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch Made 1958
Hamilton 992B Railway special 16s 21 jewel Rail Road pocket watch Made 1958
$202.50 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 3m

Hamilton 992 16s 21 jewels Rail Road pocket watch Runs great Made 1917
Hamilton 992 16s 21 jewels Rail Road pocket watch Runs great Made 1917
$108.06 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 3m

Antique HAMILTON 992B ARMY 21 Jewel Pocket Watch works nice
Antique HAMILTON 992B ARMY 21 Jewel Pocket Watch works nice
$152.50 (57 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 25m

1968 Hamilton 992B Railway Special 16s 21 Jewels Open Face Pocket Watch
1968 Hamilton 992B Railway Special 16s 21 Jewels Open Face Pocket Watch
$165.00 (29 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 3m

Vintage 1919 Hamilton 992 Railroad Pocket Watch 21 Jewels Double Roller 10K GF
Vintage 1919 Hamilton 992 Railroad Pocket Watch 21 Jewels Double Roller 10K GF
$119.00
Time Remaining: 3d 57m

Hamilton 992 railroad pocket watch
Hamilton 992 railroad pocket watch
$200.00
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $260.00

Hamilton 992 21j Railroad pocket watch
Hamilton 992 21j Railroad pocket watch
$315.00
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $315.00

EARLY VINTAGE 16 SIZE HAMILTON 992 SWING OUT POCKET WATCH 4 FOOTED DIAL
EARLY VINTAGE 16 SIZE HAMILTON 992 SWING OUT POCKET WATCH 4 FOOTED DIAL
$320.00
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 22m
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Hamilton 992B Pocket Watch Movement 16s 21j RUNS No Reserve 099 start
Hamilton 992B Pocket Watch Movement 16s 21j RUNS No Reserve 099 start
$48.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 45m

HAMILTON POCKET WATCH 992E
HAMILTON POCKET WATCH 992E
$450.00
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 33m

 Hamilton 21 Jewel 992B Railway Special Vintage Pocket Watch LEVER SET
Hamilton 21 Jewel 992B Railway Special Vintage Pocket Watch LEVER SET
$399.99
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 57m
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16 Size 21 Jewels Hamilton 992b Railroad Pocket Watch Movement Running
16 Size 21 Jewels Hamilton 992b Railroad Pocket Watch Movement Running
$27.99 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 47m

16 Size 21 Jewels Hamilton 992e Railroad Pocket Watch Movement Running
16 Size 21 Jewels Hamilton 992e Railroad Pocket Watch Movement Running
$122.50 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 58m

HAMILTON 992E 21 JEWEL POCKET WATCH VERY RARE 14KT WHITE GF HAMILTON CASE
HAMILTON 992E 21 JEWEL POCKET WATCH VERY RARE 14KT WHITE GF HAMILTON CASE
$950.00
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 21m
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Hamilton Watch Co 992B 10k 21 Jewels Adj Temp and 6 Positions Pocket Watch
Hamilton Watch Co 992B 10k 21 Jewels Adj Temp and 6 Positions Pocket Watch
$550.00
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 58m
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1920s HAMILTON RAILROAD 992 POCKET WATCH 16S 21J 10k Gold Filled Double Roller
1920s HAMILTON RAILROAD 992 POCKET WATCH 16S 21J 10k Gold Filled Double Roller
$525.00
Time Remaining: 3d 18h 16m
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3 Hamilton 992B Pocket Watches  Railway Special
3 Hamilton 992B Pocket Watches Railway Special
$950.00
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00

Vintage Hamilton 992 Railroad Pocket Watch
Vintage Hamilton 992 Railroad Pocket Watch
$249.99
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 9m

RAILROAD 16s 1947 21j 992B HAMILTION RAILROAD POCKET WATCH BEAUTIFUL MINTY CONDI
RAILROAD 16s 1947 21j 992B HAMILTION RAILROAD POCKET WATCH BEAUTIFUL MINTY CONDI
$127.50 (43 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 9m

NICE 1910 HAMILTON 21j 992 RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MODEL 1 BEAUTIUFL CASE
NICE 1910 HAMILTON 21j 992 RAILROAD POCKET WATCH MODEL 1 BEAUTIUFL CASE
$67.00 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 13m

Hamilton Pocket Watch c1908 16s 21 jewels Grade 992 Swing out GF Case
Hamilton Pocket Watch c1908 16s 21 jewels Grade 992 Swing out GF Case
$225.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 4m

21j Hamilton 992B Pocket Watch
21j Hamilton 992B Pocket Watch
$26.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 18m

1920 Hamilton model 992 21 J adj 5 pos 16 size pocket watch
1920 Hamilton model 992 21 J adj 5 pos 16 size pocket watch
$160.00
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 53m

Hamilton 16 Size 992B Steel Pocket Watch Screws 38F
Hamilton 16 Size 992B Steel Pocket Watch Screws 38F
$7.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 18m

Hamilton 16 Size 992 RAILROAD Pocket Watch Case 15F
Hamilton 16 Size 992 RAILROAD Pocket Watch Case 15F
$15.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 47m

Vintage Hamilton Railroad Grade Pocket Watch 992 1913 For Parts Or Repair
Vintage Hamilton Railroad Grade Pocket Watch 992 1913 For Parts Or Repair
$41.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 3m

RARE VINTAGE ANTIQUE HAMILTON RAILWAY 992 B OPEN FACED POCKET WATCH
RARE VINTAGE ANTIQUE HAMILTON RAILWAY 992 B OPEN FACED POCKET WATCH
$374.99
Time Remaining: 4d 30m

Hamilton 16 Size 992B Pocket Watch Mvt 34F
Hamilton 16 Size 992B Pocket Watch Mvt 34F
$16.03 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 45m

Hamilton 992 RAILROAD Montgomery 16 Size Pocket Watch Dial 14F
Hamilton 992 RAILROAD Montgomery 16 Size Pocket Watch Dial 14F
$9.99
Time Remaining: 4d 50m