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The pocket watch was the most popular type of watch from their development in the 16th Century right up until after World War I when the wristwwatch became more common.
A hunter-case pocket watch is the kind with a spring-hinged circular metal lid or cover, which closes over the watch-dial and crystal, protecting them from dust, scratches and other damage or debris.
Watches of any quality will be jewelled. A jewel in a mechanical watch is a small, shaped piece of a hard mineral. Ruby and sapphire are most common, although diamond, garnet, and even glass are often seen. Starting in the early 20th century, synthetic jewels were almost always used. Before that time, low grade natural jewels which were unsuitable as gemstones were used. In either case, the jewels have virtually no monetary value.
Our pocket watches are made mainly in Scotland with a few being source from the rest of the UK. Making them a fantastic Scottish Gift.