A Guide to the Best Pocket Watch Brands
Pocket watches were hugely popular in the 17th and 18th centuries when they were initially introduced. In fact, most of the top brands of watches today, especially the ones that were founded in the era of pocket watches began with the manufacture of pocket watches. However, some manufacturers do not make them anymore and have switched to producing wristwatches to go with the times. Among the ones that remain, there are some that have pocket watches only as a minor business and others that produce only pocket watches.
One of the most popular watchmakers in the world, Tissot, established in Switzerland in 1853, continues its heritage of making pocket watches through a special collection called T-Pocket. Most of the collection is of the hunter-case type and is very reasonably priced for a brand with such a heritage. T-Pocket collection is comprised primarily of hand wound watches, which need winding to start working and then continue on a jeweled movement.
Popular Swiss watch brands today such as Hamilton, Breguet and Movado also have pocket watches in the market but they are rare and mostly used. While they are of huge antique value, it is rather undesirable to have one given the uncertainty in origin and functionality. Brenex is another popular brand that makes elegant pocket watches, both mechanical and quartz based. Coupled with Swiss mastery, Brenex pocket watches are ideal in most respects.
There are several Japanese and Chinese brands that claim to manufacture pocket watches but they are mere wristwatches on a chain instead of a strap. It is highly unadvisable to purchase a watch of such repute and be disappointed. On the other hand, if there is something that is pleasing to you, go for it despite its heritage, because the ultimate goal is your satisfaction.