• 1860 SPECTACULAR 18k SOLID GOLD Courvoisier SWISS ENAMELED POCKET WATCH!

    RARE KEY WIND 13 JEWEL HUNTING CASE 18-karat Gold!
    $306.00
    13 bids
    $9.00 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 5:38PM PDT3d 5hMaterial: EnamelClosure: Full HunterStyle: Luxury
  • Beautiful Early Sold 18k Gold Keywind Pocket Watch

    Beautiful Early Sold 18k Gold Keywind Pocket Watch. Condition is Pre-owned. Beautiful condition 18k gold Im unsure of the maker i have included all names and number in pics including back side of dial and movemen ,good balance runs some but mainspring slips should be a easy fix
    $151.00
    21 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Today at 6:02PM PDT5h 49m
  • 18K YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND POCKET WATCH J. E. CALDWELL WITH NECKLACE

    18K YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND POCKET WATCH J. E. CALDWELL WITH NECKLACE. Condition is Pre-owned. Please see photos of actual watch being auctioned. If you have any questions, please ask before bidding. FREE SHIPPING INCLUDES SIGNATURE INSURANCE
    $271.00
    2 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending May 26 at 2:45PM PDT7d 2hMaterial: Solid GoldMovement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • EARLY 1900s AMERICAN WATCH COMPANY 18 K GOLD POCKET WATCH WEIGHS 65.5 GRAMS

    Joel Magee and Staff R/E fxtoys! Joel is also the new Disney expert on the hit TV SHOW PAWN STARS on the History Channel. THE CRYSTAL ON THE FRONT IS BROKEN BUT OTHERWISE THE WATCH IS GOOD, IT IS 18 K GOLD AND WEIGHS 65.5 GRAMS ON OUR GOLD SCALE.
    $157.50
    12 bids
    $10.45 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 9:34PM PDT2d 9hTop Rated Plus
  • Antique 18K Gold Tiffany & Co Hunting Case Pocket Watch 45.5g Great Vintage

    Antique 18K Gold Tiffany & Co Hunting Case Pocket Watch 45.5g Great Vintage. Condition is Pre-owned. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
    $1,500.00
    Brand: Tiffany & Co.
    $24.95 shipping
    Material: Solid Gold
    or Best Offer
    Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • New ListingAntique Late 1800's TIFFANY & CO NY 18k Gold Pocket Watch Low Serial # Running

    $999.99
    0 bids
    $11.40 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 5:01PM PDT6d 4hBrand: Tiffany & Co.Closure: Full HunterFeatures: 12-Hour Dial
  • E. Howard 18k Box Hinge Pocket Watch 18s

    Fantastic 18K Gold E Howard Box Hinge Hunting pocket watch ! This Civil War era watch is in Beautiful Condition, look at the pics, Super nice case. Unbelievable massive heavy Case ,202 GRAMS, yes the entire watch weighs an astounding202 Grams !
    $3,071.45
    29 bids
    $25.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 4:54PM PDT4h 41mBrand: E. Howard Watch Co
  • 18K Gold Longines Diamond Enamel Ladies Pocket Watch Minature

    Nice diamond crest on rear of case. Manufacturer: Longines ;. Dial condition: Excellent ?. Open Face or Hunter: Open face ;. Back case markings: 18k swiss hallmarks 1731217 ;. Jewel count: 17 ;. Hands: Stick ;.
    $143.50
    30 bids
    $6.45 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 10:58AM PDT1d 22hBrand: LonginesMaterial: Solid GoldFeatures: 12-Hour Dial
  • New Listing18k solid gold pocket watch antique repeater Caspar Kaufmann working

    18k solid gold pocket watch repeater, made by Caspar Kaufmann in Wien. pretty heavy and 50 mm wide. Condition is Pre-owned. Dial is made by silver and hand graved with textures. the case of pocket watch is made of 18k solid gold, with a hallmarks on the back case.
    $1,200.00
    Material: Solid Gold
    or Best Offer
    Features: Repeater
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  • New ListingRARE ELGIN Hunter Case fully working, 18k Solid Gold Pocket Watch 16s Grade 86

    RARE ELGIN Hunter Case fully working, 18k Solid Gold Pocket Watch 16s Grade 86. Condition is Seller refurbished. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
    $500.00
    0 bids
    $20.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 7:54AM PDT5d 19h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: ElginMaterial: Solid GoldClosure: Full Hunter
  • Original Ulyssse Nardin Locle Swiss Pocket Watch 18K 2" 77.3gms 

    Condition is Pre-owned.
    $1,000.00
    0 bids
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    Ending Friday at 1:05PM PDT5dBrand: Ulysse NardinFeatures: 12-Hour Dial
  • New ListingWALTHAM ~ 18k Gold ~ Antique ~ Key Wind & Set Pocket Watch ~ Circa 1865 ~ 15 Je

    Waltham, Mass ”. And also the best I can read “1865 F66s sajety pinion pat F.II.”. Serial # 517,697; circa 1865. Illinois Watch Co. (Quincy, IL) expert’s opinion: Heavy watch with lots of gold in this 18K key-wind and set watch.
    $1,900.00
    0 bids
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    Ending Thursday at 6:34PM PDT4d 6hBrand: Waltham
  • Antique 1850s Breitling Laederich 18K Gold Hunter Case Pocket Watch Enameled

    The second hand works, the minute hand works but the hour hand does not move, all of the cogs seem to be moving. Circa 1850. In wonderful condition.
    $102.50
    6 bids
    $29.29 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 1:19PM PDT2d 1hBrand: BreitlingMaterial: EnamelClosure: Full Hunter
  • RARE ANTIQUE 1800’s PATEK PHILLIPPE 18K GOLD POCKET WATCH W/ CASE & KEY WORKS

    UP FOR SALE. A VERY RARE ANTIQUE circa 1800’s PATEK PHILLIPPE & CO. 18K GOLD POCKET WATCH WITH ORIGINAL CASE & KEY. THE WATCH HAS A FEW VERY TINY DINGS IN THE GOLD CASE (see pics). THE ORIGINAL LEATHER CASE SHOWS A SMALL AMOU T OF WEAR CONSISTENT WITH ITS AGE, BUT STILL WORKS FINE (see pics). THE GOLD POCKET WATCH IS NO. 5460 AND ALSO STAMPED 18k (see pics). READS PATEK PHILLIPPE & CO.
    $1,695.00
    $9.95 shipping
  • ELGIN Box Hinge Hunter Case 18k Solid Gold Pocket Watch Black Dial 16s Grade 86

    ELGIN Box Hinge 18k SOLID GOLD POCKET WATCH. Manufacturer: Elgin. Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois. Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List. Barrel: Going. Grade: 86.
    $2,995.00
    0 bids
    $7.19 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 1:00PM PDT3dTop Rated PlusBrand: ElginMaterial: Solid GoldClosure: Full Hunter
  • 18K SOLID GOLD & PLATINUM ANTIQUE PATEK PHILIPPE POCKET WATCH CASE TIFFANY DIAL

    CASE: 18K /750 SOLID GOLD AND PLATINUM. ORIGINAL PATEK PHILIPPE POCKET WATCH CASE. 18K GOLD AND PLATINUM WAS ACID TESTED.
    $1,495.95
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    Ending Today at 7:32PM PDT7h 18m
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Patek Philippe
  • 1900 Swiss 18k Yellow Gold Cal18 15 Jewels Pocket Watch by Patek Philippe (Saz)

    The case is stamped "PPCo" enclosed within a rectangle, "18k/0.750". Made for Shreve Co. San Francisco by Patek Philippe & Co. Geneva, Switzerland. Produced in the early 1900s. Very fine and rare, keyless, manual wound 18k yellow gold pocket watch.
    $3,979.00
    0 bids
    $18.50 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 4:18PM PDT3d 4h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Patek PhilippeClosure: Open FaceFeatures: 12-Hour Dial
  • 18K SOLID GOLD CHAIN FOR POCKET WATCH! 19" LONG W/ T-BAR 58.1 GRAMS HALLMARKED!

    18K SOLID GOLD POCKET WATCH CHAIN. THIS CHAIN IS 19" LONG, FROM LOBSTER CLASP TO T-BAR., 3/16" WIDE. T-BAR IS 1-5/8" LONG. THE LOBSTER CLASP WORKS FINE. EACH LINK IS HALLMARKED FOR 18K GOLD, MADE IN ENGLAND.
    $2,295.00
    Top Rated Plus
    $12.00 shipping
    Material: Solid Gold
  • GORGEOUS ANTIQUE SOLID 18K YELLOW GOLD & ENAMEL 30mm LAPEL POCKET WATCH

    GORGEOUS ANTIQUE SOLID 18K YELLOW GOLD & ENAMEL 30mm LAPEL POCKET WATCH. Condition is Pre-owned. Shipped with USPS First Class Package.
    $799.99
    0 bids
    $3.70 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:00PM PDT6h 47mMaterial: Enamel
  • 18K Yellow gold Blue Enamel Portrait of draped lady Key Pocketwatch

    Antique 18K Yellow Gold Portrait of lady yellow draped. Original key included. Gold hand engraved floral center. Pictures say much more.
    $500.00
    0 bids
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    Ending Today at 4:46PM PDT4h 33m
    or Best Offer
    Material: EnamelFeatures: 12-Hour DialMovement: Mechanical (Key-winding)
  • 18K SOLID GOLD ANTIQUE PATEK PHILIPPE POCKET WATCH CASE

    CASE: 18K /750 SOLID GOLD. ORIGINAL PP.
    $995.95
    0 bids
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    Ending Today at 5:44PM PDT5h 31m
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Patek PhilippeMaterial: Solid Gold
  • New Listing Stunning Antique Ornate Rondine 18K Guilloche Enamel Pendant Pocket Watch Works

    Works Perfectly!
    $498.99
    0 bids
    $24.99 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 6:14PM PDT6d 6h
  • ELGIN MODEL 1, GRADE 94-8S, 11J POCKET WATCH IN 18K GOLD HUNTER CASE

    For your consideration is an 8S, 11J Elgin Model 1, Grade 94 Pocket Watch. Estimated production year is 1884. Watch is lever set and pendant wind. The Hunter Case is 18K Gold and weighs a total of about 81 grams.
    $1,500.00
    Brand: Elgin
    $12.00 shipping
    Closure: Full Hunter
    or Best Offer
    Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • New ListingHUGE PATEK PHILIPPE CHRONOMETRO GONDOLO - MASSIVE 56mm 18K GOLD POCKET WATCH

    Match CASE and MOVEMENT #142908 - Unique DIAL
    $565.00
    7 bids
    $35.00 shipping
    Ending May 28 at 1:19PM PDT9d 1hFrom BrazilBrand: Patek PhilippeMovement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • OMEGA - QUALITY Solid 18K Gold Antique Pocket Watch

    Dust cover is equally made of 18k gold. Mineral glass, original hands. Overall good condition.
    $475.00
    43 bids
    $39.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 1:02PM PDT6dFrom FranceBrand: OMEGAMaterial: Solid GoldFeatures: 12-Hour Dial
  • RUBY CYLINDER PARACHUTE - REPEATER REPEATING 18k Gold Antique Pocket Watch

    Note that the gongs has the square profile, and they goes to one side to make possible to hide pusher of repetition to avoid occasional starts. Repetition strikes as it should. As you can see, this watch is also equipped with temperature compensation and parachute anti-shock.
    $742.00
    18 bids
    $39.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 12:56PM PDT6dFrom FranceMaterial: Solid GoldFeatures: 12-Hour Dial
  • A. Lange 1-A Quality 18k Yellow Gold Hunter Pocket Watch c. 1900 (21898)

    Up for sale is a A. Lange 1-A Quality 18k Yellow Gold Hunter Pocket Watch c. 1900. Inventory no. 21898.
    $3,750.00
    Material: Solid Gold
    $51.79 shipping
    Closure: Full HunterMovement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • 18K SOLID GOLD 27.4 GRAMS ANTIQUE IWC POCKET WATCH CASE FOR CAL 73 , 74 ,77

    CASE: 18K /750 SOLID GOLD. 27.6 GRAMS OF SOLID 18 K GOLD.
    $995.95
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Today at 5:10PM PDT4h 57m
    or Best Offer
    Brand: IWCMaterial: Solid Gold
  • Vintage Bulova Accutron Ladies Watch 2301 13 Jewel 18K Gold Case—New Battery

    Very few “ladies” model Accutron watches were produced. This Accutron was recently serviced with a new battery 5/2019 and is in good working condition. The watch case and crystal have superficial scratches.
    $90.00
    0 bids
    $6.00 shipping
    Ending Thursday at 7:00PM PDT4d 6h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: AccutronMaterial: Gold PlatedFeatures: Swiss Movement
  • 18k solid gold Enamel Top Thomson profaze london pocket watch 25 new bond street

    18k solid gold Enamel Top Thomson profaze london pocket watch 25 new bond street. Condition is Pre-owned. Shipped with USPS First Class Package.
    $450.00
    0 bids
    $8.00 shipping
    Ending Monday at 2:14PM PDT1d 2h
    or Best Offer
    Material: Enamel
  • Antique 18K Yellow Gold Joseph French Key Wind Set Pocket Watch c1850 Liverpool

    This is a wonderful Antique 18 K Yellow Gold Key Wind and Key Set Pocket Watch that dates to circa 1850. The back of the watch has a floral and leaf design and has the 3 letter “EDS” engraved in the center.
    $1,100.00
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending May 27 at 12:40PM PDT8dClosure: Open FaceMovement: Mechanical (Key-winding)
  • Omega 18K Pocket Watch

    For sell is an Omega solid 18K gold pocket watch. The watch is in great vintage condition. I don’t know what year this watch was made or model # so please look at all the pictures to make your own determination. The watch is in running condition. This pocket watch is sold as is and I will not accept returns.
    $2,500.00
    Brand: OMEGA
    $10.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Rare 18k gold fusee pocket watch WORKING 51MM

    This pocket watch was taken to a reputable jeweler and he said he has never seen a fusee pocket watch of this size in such excellent working condition. The pocket watch case and inside dust cover is 18k gold.
    $1,999.95
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Friday at 7:36PM PDT5d 7h
    or Best Offer
    Closure: Open FaceMovement: Mechanical (Key-winding)
  • Pocket Watch Movement With Ornate 18k Gold Dial

    Pocket Watch Movement With ornate 18k Gold Dial . Condition is Pre-owned. Don’t know much about it bought in a huge watch lot of watches and movements dial was tested for 18k solid gold. Please ask all questions before bidding thanks and happy bidding.
    $149.99
    0 bids
    $4.53 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 4:24PM PDT2d 4h
  • fine 18k Charles Frodsham examined & adjusted quarter repeater

    The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking. the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. -- Albert Einstein (1955).
    $4,020.00
    0 bids
    $14.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 4:26PM PDT4h 12mTop Rated PlusClosure: Open FaceFeatures: RepeaterMovement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • Antique Haas Neveux & Co. 18k Gold Ladies Pocket Watch

    Works cover is marked Haas Neveux & Co.; Genive-Paris. case is marked H.N. & Co.; 18k; #04608.
    $300.00
    $7.99 shipping
  • Hamilton Masterpiece Pocket Watch 18k Yellow Gold Open Face

    Hamilton Masterpiece Pocket Watch. The case is marked inside with "Hamilton Watch Co., Lancaster, PA." Also marked“18k "581445.". This is an18k yellow gold open face pocket watch in great condition for its age.
    $2,400.00
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Thursday at 9:44AM PDT3d 21h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: HamiltonClosure: Open FaceMovement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • Watham 18k Gold Plated Stag Pocket Watch

    $247.00
    0 bids
    $7.85 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 5:19PM PDT2d 5h
    or Best Offer
    Material: Gold PlatedMovement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • VULCAIN 18K white and yellow gold pocket watch chronometer Not scrap?

    Vulcain pocket watch. 18k solid gold cased. should contain 38 grams of 18k gold. I have weighed the watch, and my scale showed 54.3 grams total. If the case and other gold parts are 70% of that, then the watch.
    $875.00
    0 bids
    $7.65 shipping
    Ending Friday at 4:30PM PDT5d 4hBrand: Vulcain
  • New ListingSIZE 6 LADIES 18K GOLD POCKETWATCH -ETCHED DESIGN HUNTER CASE

    BEAUTIFUL SIZE 6 LADIES 18K YELLOW GOLD POCKETWATCH WITH AN ETCHED HUNTER CASE -VERY PRETTY. THE BALANCE SEEMS TO BE WORKING WELL WITHOUT ANY ISSUES. I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER AS BEST I CAN. THE CASE HAS A COUPLE OF SMALL DINGS ON THE EDGES FROM USE (VERY MINOR DINGS AND ONLY NOTICEABLE IF YOU LOOK FROM THE SIDE).
    $672.99
    0 bids
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    Ending Thursday at 4:59PM PDT4d 4hMaterial: Solid GoldClosure: Full HunterFeatures: 12-Hour Dial
  • ANTIQUE 18K SOLID GOLD VIGCANTA SWISS POCKET WATCH (OPEN FACE NO GLASS) RUNNING

    I AM NOT TO BROKEN THE WATCH TO WEIGHT THE GOLD CASE ONLY. FANTASTIC RARE WATCH IN PERFECT WORKING CONDITION. CASE 18 KT SOLID GOLD, MARKED ON LID AND TESTED. THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF THIS WATCH IS 32.8 GRAMS.
    $399.99
    Closure: Open Face
    $10.00 shipping
    Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
    14 watching
  • 18K SOLID GOLD ANTIQUE 1927 PATEK PHILIPPE 18 J TRIPLE SIGNED GENEVA SEAL ,PAPER

    HANDS: ORIGINAL PATEK PHILIPPE GOLD HANDS. BUCKLE; 18K GOLD.
    $5,995.95
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    Ending Today at 5:34PM PDT5h 21m
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Patek PhilippeMaterial: Solid GoldMovement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • 18k POITEVAN ~ Paris ~ Perpetual calendar / moonphase PINK GOLD

    From 1900 the firm was owned by L. Gironde 1900-1935. N: 6743, 6744 (Paris).". Tardy’s Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français provides the following information: "POITEVIN. B. Paris. L. Gironde succ., 1900-35.
    $12,080.00
    0 bids
    $24.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 4:30PM PDT4h 17mTop Rated PlusClosure: Full HunterFeatures: Date Indicator
  • ANTIQUE 1900 CORONA 18K GOLD DIAMOND POCKET WATCH-HEAVY

    IN GREAT WORKING CONDITION-HEAVY
    $2,500.00
    0 bids
    $20.00 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 7:01PM PDT3d 6h
    or Best Offer
    Features: 12-Hour DialMovement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • large hunting case 18k quarter repeater chronograph pocket watch pocketwatch

    ebay doesn't let you revise your listing with pending offers, that's why i had to let them expire. large hunting case 18k quarter repeater chronograph pocket watch pocketwatch. Condition is Pre-owned. it does have two small dents the largest is on the edge towards the crown. also the tube near the crown is cracked. please see the new photos The weight of the complete watch is 125.5 grams. the diameter NOT including the slide is 53mm it was 4 seconds slow or last 24 hrs, chrono works perfect copy and paste youtube video below of it running it sounds wonderful https://youtu.be/J6O49dIoPfM
    $2,953.00
    Features: Repeater
    $14.35 shipping
    or Best Offer
    23 watching
  • 18K Enameled Highest Quality Antique Pocket Watch with 14K 43" Victorian chain

    A GOLD CLIP HOOK FOR HANGING THIS WATCH IS ON ONE END. A PERIOD KEY FOR WINDING IS IN THE WATCH BOX. Total weight of fancy 14k Victorian slide chain with seed pearls is 49.6 gr. THE ENTIRES WATCH IS PERFECT FROM EVERY ASPECT THAT INCLUDES FACE, GOLD CASE, AND CHAIN.
    $3,000.00
    0 bids
    $7.70 shipping
    Ending Thursday at 6:04PM PDT4d 5h
    or Best Offer
    Material: Solid GoldClosure: Full HunterFeatures: Includes Chain
  • Antique 1893 ELGIN "B.W.RAYMOND" 18k Gold Pocket Watch w/ Chain 18 Size, 15 J

    Pocket Watch with Gold Chain. B.W. Raymond. Manufacturer: Elgin. Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois. Variation: B.W. Raymond. Estimated Production Year: 1893. The case is stamped: 18k T&T (the 18K has a crown over it).
    $2,999.99
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    Ending Monday at 4:57PM PDT1d 4hBrand: ElginClosure: Full HunterFeatures: 12-Hour Dial
  • EARLY 1908 18K SOLID GOLD ANTIQUE PATEK PHILIPPE 18 JEWELS ARCHIVES PAPER RUNS

    SEE EXTRACT FROM. CASE: ORIGINAL PATEK PHILIPPE 18K SOLID GOLD #259689. SIGNED :PATEK PHILIPPE ,GENEVE,AJUSTED. DIAL: ORIGINAL WHITE PORCELAIN PATEK PHILIPPE DIAL (IT HAS FEW HAIR LINES SEE PHOTOS).
    $4,995.00
    0 bids
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    Ending Today at 5:48PM PDT5h 35m
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Patek PhilippeMaterial: Solid GoldMovement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)

Frequently Asked Questions About 18k Gold Pocket Watches

A stylish timepiece can perfectly complement an outfit, and only few accessories make as bold a statement as a beautiful18k gold pocket watch. Whether you prefer the self-winding variety or the intricacy of a skeletal gear case, keeping time with a handheld watch is an age-old tradition that conveys a sense of style and sophistication. eBay has a fine selection of pre-owned and new pocket watches at a wide price range.

What styles of 18k gold pocket watches are available?

Pocket watches come in all shapes and styles. From classic chronograph pendant watches to finely crafted ornamental timepieces, the selection of pocket watches spans the spectrum of luxury and taste. You may decide to go with an automatic watch or choose a manual model with silver gears, stems, and springs. Antique yellow gold watches may come with the original box.

How do you select an 18k gold pocket watch?

First of all, consider whether you want a solid gold watch or a gold-plated model. Depending on the type of pocket watch you choose, accessories may vary. The dials on some watches are engraved with handcrafted enamel artwork while others are encased in see-through crystal. Chronograph embellishments may be silver or diamond, and the gold may be white, rose, or yellow gold.

How do you care for your 18k gold pocket watch?

Automatic watches need to be stored in a self-winding case. Manual timepieces must be wound by hand and reset on a regular basis to ensure that they accurately keep time. It?s also important to note that:

  • Yellow gold watches should be cleaned by hand daily and stored in a cushioned case.
  • 18k gold pocket watches can be kept in good condition with minimal maintenance.
  • The dials of antique and pre-owned timepieces can be buffed and polished with a soft, clean cloth.
How do you set an 18k gold pocket watch?

Antique 18k gold pocket watches typically come with two types of internal gears. Kinetic energy or electricity can cause automatic watches to turn their gears and press against the inner spring. As the spring winds tighter, the dial on the face stays in motion with the energy stored in the coils of the spring. The gears of a manual watch are connected to a stem that must be wound by twisting a knob on the side of the dial.