These are great gifts for men and women alike. We diligently researched pocket watches and worked directly with the manufacturer to come up with an open-faced, or “Lepine”-style, watch that looks authentic and is economically priced. The face design accurately copies original examples (you’ll notice the older Roman numeral “IIII” instead of the more modern “IV”), and the hands replicate the original “Beetle and Poker” style typical of the 18th century. We have a gold plated plain-bezel version that measures 1-13/16” (45mm) in diameter, and a slightly smaller nickel-plated engraved-bezel version (that’s popular with the ladies) that measures 1-9/16” (40mm) in diameter. A curb-style chain is included with each watch, as does a nice round tin box. These watches are unapologetically battery-operated and they have clear-plastic crystals. (which is why they are so economically priced). They are modern watches with a great, authentic 18th century look. Optional handmade gold-plated and German Silver link-style chains are available for a more accurate 18th century chain look (sold separately).
The style of our pocket watch was carefully researched for a period look. It has a modern quartz movement for accuracy and a plastic crystal face for durability. Our brass watch is 45mm (1-13/16 inches ) in size and includes a chain. Comes in a tin box.