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What are the 5 types of Pocket Watch?

Pocket watches are classified by their type of casing or display and they come in a variety of stunning designs. Here we outline the five differing styles of pocket watch.

What are the 5 different styles of Pocket Watch?

Open Face Pocket Watches

Why Open Face?

JEAN PIERRE OF SWITZERLAND 17 Jewel Sterling Silver Mechanical Open Face Pocket Watch
 
Open Face Pocket watches are aptly named as the face is naturally visible and deemed to be open€™.
 
They were traditionally worn as a pendant and historically they lost popularity as the watch faces were made from porcelein and were fragile and easily broken.
 
New styles of cases were created with watch protection in mind. 
 
These days the watch face is made from much sturdier material so open face pocket watches no  longer carry the same risks which has brought them right back into fashion.
 
Open Face pocket watches offer some stunning designs and some have whats known as a skeleton display that allows you to see the inner workings of the watch, making them a little work of art.
 
How do you wear it?
 
Ideally you would wear this pocket watch with a secure pocket watch chain fastened through a waistcoat, button hole or belt loop.

























 

 Why Full Hunter? 

Full Hunter Pocket Watches

 
It is believed that full hunter pocket watches originated in England were Fox hunters needed to have their watch protected due to the rigorous nature of the activity and also to be able to read the time with one hand whilst their other hand held the reins of their horse, which in this context, was the hunter.
 
The watch has a closed case on a spring that protects the watch from dust, dirt and damage.
 
Today, full hunter pocket watches come in a range of beautiful designs on the front case along with the flexibility to add engraving making them a personal timepiece and a perfect and stylish piece of memorabilia
 
How do you wear it?
 
Ideally you would wear this pocket watch using a a secure pocket watch chain fastened through a waistcoat, button hole or belt loop.
  wooford swiss full hunter pocket watch

 Half Hunter Pocket Watches

 

Why Half Hunter?


WOODFORD 17 Jewel Gold Plated Mechanical Half Hunter Pocket WatchThe difference between a half hunter pocket watch and a full hunter pocket watch is the addition of a viewing window on the front of the case allowing you to see the time without needing to open it.
 
This added a convenience to the watch blending the best of open face and full hunter.
 
The viewing window is surrounded by the markings of time offering two styles of watch face in one watch, one open, one closed.
 
Half Hunter pocket watches have become a popular addition to the wardrobe offering the styles and convenience of two other styles of watch. Half hunter watches are also referred to as demi hunter watches.
 
How do you wear it?
 
Ideally you would wear this pocket watch using a a secure pocket watch chain fastened through a waistcoat, button hole or belt loop.  

  Why Double Hunter?

 

Double Hunter Pocket Watches


Double hunter pocket watches have an openable case on the front and the back.
 
From the front it would look like a full hunter watch but a double hunter watch allows the reverse of the case to also be opened so you can appreciate the beauty of the clockwork and mechanics inside.  
 
With both cases fully open, the watch stands independently as an ornamental clock offering more flexibility than other styles.
 
The double hunter style of watch offers a true appreciation of craftsmanship and with its added versatility of becoming a stand alone clock it has grown in popularity over the years
 
How do you wear it?
 
Ideally you would wear this pocket watch using a secure pocket watch chain fastened through a waistcoat, button hole or belt loop.
WOODFORD Double Hunter Sterling Silver Mechanical Pocket Watch With Albert T-Bar Chain

Half Double Hunter Pocket Watches

 

And finally… Why Double Half Hunter?


RAPPORT Gents Gold Plated Double Half Hunter Skeleton Pocket Watch
Double half hunter pocket watches as you may have worked out by now, are watches that offer the great versatility of the double hunter where you can open both sides of the watch, yet the front now has a viewing window allowing you to see the time without needing to open it.
 
This is a combination of all the different styles of pocket watch and the most versatile of all. 
 
ouble half hunter pocket watches for reasons mentioned have become highly collectable timepieces that are fashionable and can be handed down the generations making them a perfect choice for special occasions.
 
How do you wear it?
 
Ideally you would wear this pocket watch using a a secure pocket watch chain fastened through a waistcoat, button hole or belt loop.

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