Seven Pocket Watches That Will Make You Forget Wristwatches (And Wonder Why They’ve Gotten So Pricey) From The Antiquorum ‘Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces’ Auction

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The lion’s share of attention from collectors goes to wristwatches – this despite the fact that the wristwatch has existed for only a fraction of the time watches as a whole have existed. It’s not hard to understand why – pocket watches demand care in handling that wristwatches don’t; they tend to look, in general, more alike than not; and moreover, carrying one generally means wearing a waistcoat. The much lower demand, though, means that for a fraction of the cost of a collectible wristwatch, you can get something that represents an almost unbelievable amount of real horological content, and if that’s what you’re looking for, pocket watches are the only way to go.

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