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I know it's an anachronism, but I can't help but be curious about what it would be like to own a really nice, well made pocket watch. I wear a tweed vest (just as much for function as for fashion) to work most days, and I would love to find a pocket watch to boot.

I'm less interested in antiques as I am in something that is simple, affordable, and over built.

Any suggestions?

asked Jan 17 '12 at 10:36

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The sporting goods giant,"Cabela's", actually offers a VERY GOOD pocket watch. Two year battery life,water resistant to 150 feet,mineral glass crystal, and comes with a braided leather "chain". Simple. very easy to read face, and the silver finish is available in "chrome" or "sandblasted silver". It retails, from Cabela's for only $79.95! (cabelas.com)


answered Jan 20 '12 at 10:51

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I've got a Maratec Pilot's watch. It's a 56mm face, it's kinda huge. But it's got a solid crystal face. I've caught, snagged, smashed, dropped, and stepped on it and there isn't a single scratch on it.

It's pricey at $200, but it's about the best watch I've ever owned.

http://countycomm.com/maratacpilotlarge.html big size http://countycomm.com/maratacpilotmid.html Mid size


answered Jan 20 '12 at 12:27

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There are a lot of $20 and less pocket watches available. (I've seen them for as little as $7) A simple google search will bring many to the front. However a higher quality watch might suit you better. They run $100 or more though, so a cheap watch that works might be best if all you need is something that works and you are willing to replace it if you break it. The nicer watches can become heirlooms.


answered Jan 20 '12 at 13:53

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I was looking for a simple, unornamented watch, with an easy-to-read face. I picked up a Timex on eBay, and have been very happy with it.


answered Jan 27 '12 at 10:03

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There are simple, relatively cheap pocket watches like this one. You can also check the Swatch line.

They are not very traditional, though.


answered Apr 02 '12 at 08:11

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answered May 27 '14 at 05:35

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edited May 27 '14 at 05:35

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