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Timeless Elegance of Pocket Watches

Did you know that not all watches are meant to be worn on your wrist? Pocket watches have long been a sophisticated and refined way to tell time. Despite the rise of wristwatches, pocket watches continue to captivate enthusiasts and collectors alike and have become worthy collectable pieces.

Here is some interesting information about pocket watches.

  1. Pocket watches have been around for more than five centuries, since 1510.

  2. In the early days of pocket watches, they were used to distinguish people of different socio-economic statuses.

  3. During the 19th century, they were the most common type of timepiece and were widely used by the general public.

  4. There are 5 types of pocket watches

○ Open-Face Pocket Watch

As straightforward as the name suggests, a pocket watch without a cover is just that.

○ Full Hunter Pocket Watch

This pocket watch has a cover and has to be opened before revealing the dial.

○ Half Hunter Pocket Watch

This pocket watch provides more convenience for the user. It still comes with a cover, but the cover has a cut-out that allows the wearer to see the hands on the dial.

○ Double Hunter Pocket Watch

A double hunter case pocket watch has both a front cover and a back cover that can reveal the watch's movements.

Double Half-Hunter Case Pocket Watch

○ Similar to the double hunter pocket watch, but with a cut-out revealing the hands on the dial, allowing more conveniences for the user when telling time.

5. Pocket watches have served as a medium for telling stories, imbuing meaning into this fine timepiece.

One fine example is the pocket watches made by Boegli. They incorporate melodies into their pocket watches, creating one of the smallest music boxes known to humankind.

The Boegli Special Edition BG.M.124 is a Swiss-made full hunter pocket watch that showcases the giant panda, in meticulous hand-painted detail.

Skilled artisans put together each individual element of the watch with great care and attention to detail. Did you know that the quality of assembly of the watches is tested twice through a rigorous three-level quality control process?

Boegli pocket watches are truly unique and special.

If you're searching for a unique and high-quality pocket watch to add to your collection, Boegli's pocket watches are worth considering. These watches are a testament to the enduring appeal of pocket watches and will impress both collectors and enthusiasts for years to come.


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