Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What are the advantages of ordering from The Pocket Watch Guy?
You can order with confidence; we stand behind our product with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. All pocket watches are cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy and warrantied for one year from date of purchase or repair. The Pocket Watch Guy does his best to offer the finest timepieces at affordable prices. I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing than working with wonderful Vintage and Antique Pocket Watches, an incredible scientific invention on par with the smartphone of today.
What does your complete service entail?
Every Vintage and Antique Pocket Watch we sell has been cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy. This means we have fully disassembled, cleaned all parts in an ultrasonic bath, then inspected for metal fatigue or damage, and reassembled and adjusted for accuracy.
What kind of pocket watches do you sell?
We specialize in Railroad and Investment Grade pocket watches manufactured by the American Pocket Watch companies. With our collection of pocket watches, we also carry display stands, chains, fobs, and necklaces for the lady’s pendant watches. We want you to be able wear and appreciate your fine timepieces upon arrival.
I have never had a pocket watch, where do I start?
There are a few different ways to get the flavor of a fine pocket watch. One way is to pick a manufacturer. Elgin, Waltham, Illinois, and Hamilton are all excellent pocket watch companies. The degree of craftsmanship that went into these fine pocket watches cannot be replicated today at any reasonable cost. Please be forewarned: pocket watch collecting can be habit-forming, if not addicting!
How accurate can I expect my pocket watch to be?
Pocket watch technology predates the “Atomic Clock” era of accurate timekeeping. Pocket watches are not as accurate as some modern watches. Please note many of today’s most expensive “Perpetual Movement” wrist watches will not keep as accurate time as an antique pocket watch.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm Pacific Time at 310 486.0572.
Jeff – The Pocket Watch Guy
9039 Alcott St. Suite 1 Los Angeles, CA. 90035