Classic open face gun metal finish pocket watch with ultra thin polished brass case suitable for engraving
Rich white railroad style dial with black 12 and red 24 hour markers
Precision Japanese analog quartz movement
Includes 15 inch silver-tone curb link chain with belt clip holder attachment
Arrives with deluxe draw string pouch and gift box, operating instructions and lifetime limited warranty card
This highly polished gun metal finish open face ultra thin pocket watch is the perfect addition to anyone's timepiece collection. Features include a bright white dial with an easy to read railroad style dial with black numbers, detailed 24 hour inner track and antique style hands. The precision Japanese quartz movement never needs winding so you will always be on time. Also included is a 14 inch deluxe curb link chain with belt clip attachment. This beautiful pocket watch will arrive in an attractive velour burgundy gift pouch then boxed in gift packaging that does not need wrapping. As always, operating instructions and our hassle free lifetime limited warranty are enclosed. It's Gotham time..
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I ordered this because it is a battery/quartz movement watch (my two previous wind-up pocket watches failed). After about two weeks, I am pleased with this watch. It is a bit on the thin side (OK with me) and lighter than most pocket watches. The only nit to pick is that the stem is difficult to grasp in order to pull it out to set the time, but this can be a good thing for something floating around my pocket.
The watch comes with a chain, but I don't use it, so have no info to offer on its quality. I use a soft round shoe lace with three of four knots as a fob/grip/locator.
Follow-up note Jan 2014. When I attempted to reset the watch for standard time this past fall, I was unable to pull out the stem (even with a pair of pliers). I removed the back, separated the works from the case and at that point the stem worked well. After reassembly, the stem worked correctly. I suspect that the stem became cocked after having been dropped on one occasion.
I am one of those people who cannot wear wrist watches and during my 37 year work career was not allowed to wear wrist watches on the work floor so instead I have always carried a pocket watch. A cheaper watch from a big box store lasted about a month so I wanted to spend a little more money for a better and more reliable watch which the Gotham Watch will provide. The face is easy to read, the watch is slender and if feels comfortable in my pocket. It carries a lifetime warranty. I am extremely pleased with this purchase.
That being said, I actually like the smaller size and thinner profile as compared with more traditional pocket watches. As other reviewers have mentioned, the face is very easy to read, with good sized numerals and a very good contrast. It's not what I would consider to be 'over built', but it looks and feels as though it will hold up fine with normal use. I'm guessing there isn't anything in the way of water resistance built into it (no mention in the instruction booklet, nor any markings on the back of the case). Same degree of quality for the chain provided. The gunmetal grey color to the case and chain is a nice touch... I only hope the finish doesn't rub off. Time will tell.
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