Buying the Perfect Pocket Watch: Types – Omichronous Watches
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Buying the Perfect Pocket Watch: Types

So you've decided to get a pocket watch. But now what? With many types of pocket watches, it can be hard to decide what kind of pocket watch to get! Don't worry, we've got you covered.

The Open Faced Pocket Watch

 This one explains itself. This kind of pocket watch has no cover, which makes it pretty easy to check to time. Just give it a glance and you're good. In modern times, they are becoming considerably more popular since the materials of pocket watches today are much more durable. In the 18th and 19th century, however, the face of pocket watches were often crafted from porcelain, which made it much more susceptible to damage.

Full Hunter Pocket Watches

The full hunter pocket watch design features an ornately engraved outer casing with initials or even a picture or photograph displayed on the inner.  

Unfortunately, this made it a little difficult to check the time. In order to see the time, the cover had to be removed. This led to the creation of the half hunter design.

Half Hunter Pocket Watches

This kind of pocket watch is highly similar to the full hunter pocket watch. This time, however, checking the time was no hassle. These pocket watches featured a cover that included either a crystal or a hole that would allow viewing the time without having to open the case.

Double Hunter Pocket Watch

The double hunter pocket watch is, more or less, the same as the hunter pocket watch. However, this particular design has a cover on both the back and the front. Why? In short, the back allows you to view the mechanical movements, as well as serve as a prop. Not bad at all. Unfortunately, like the hunter pocket watch, you have to remove the cover in order to check the time.

Double Half Hunter Pocket Watch

Like the half hunter pocket watch, this pocket watch has a crystal/hole in both the front and back. This lets you view the mechanical movements and the time without lifting the cover.

Which style do you like best? Leave us a comment below:)

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