The first watchesthen more like portable clocksbegan to appear in the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century, after the invention of the spring-driven (rather than weight-driven) time- keeping device. In the second half of the 18th century in Europe, fashions in pocket watches changed dramatically toward a slimmer, less ornamented and more elegant style.
The classic design of the Museums 19th Century English is based on an original gold pocket watch (English, ca. 181530) with a secondary basket patterned dial and blue- steel hands. Quartz movement. Stainless steel, with 18K gold overlay. Water resistant case. Croco-embossed leather band. Imported. Case: 1 1/2” diam. Band: 9 5/8”L.
Stainless steel with 18K gold overlay Croco-embossed leather band Quartz movement Water resistant case Imported Band: 9 5/8”L , Case: 1 1/2” diam.