A mechanical watch is the original clock invented by Peter Henlein to anno 1500


Mechanical pocket watches: Timeless accessories of Grossuhren.de

The pocket watch stands for elegance, style-conscious being and individuality. She is valid as a status symbol, since it was left in former times to the nobility and rich citizens. In the today's time the mechanical pocket watch experiences her Renaissance. In the on-line shop of Grossuhren.de you find nice models of the elegant time knives for every taste. The mechanical pocket watches of regent have a clockwork which is drawn up mechanically by hand. They are gilt or chromium-plated, polished on bright lustre or provided with fine patterns or line engravings. An engraving field offers place for your name or your initials. The figure sheets have a diameter of approx. 50 mm and are marked with Roman or Latin figures.


  • watch brand: Regent, jump lid, hand lift
  • pattern, line engravings or bright lustre polish, minute scale
  • engraving field available, chromium-plated or gilt metal cases
  • diameter approx. 50 mm, Roman or Arabian figures
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The history of the mechanical pocket watch

The mechanical pocket watch has a long history. So-called bicycle watches were already developed in the high-level Middle Ages and were valid in the towns as a token from wealth and prosperity. After in the 15th century then also the watch spring was invented, the basic parties were laid for Peter Henlein's invention: The "Nuremberg egg" was the first pocket watch. From this time the watches became important style elements of the fashion. In the 17th century the balance spring by which the exactness and with it also increased the popularity of the mechanical pocket watch again was invented finally. From the clock carried first around the neck there originated the known pocket watch models and, finally, also the wristwatch. However, the watches, as you can buy them with Grossuhren.de, also take pleasure even today of as big popularity with style-conscious people who think highly of individuality and tradition.