Hello everyone, today we’re taking a look at the 10 best modern pocket watches currently available. This is a selection of some of the most popular pocket watches to suit all budgets be it an affordable pocket watch or a luxury pocket watch.
There are many popular brands on show, some you may have heard of and perhaps some you wouldn’t have. Make sure you check out the Woodford pocket watches in the list too, they’re some of my favourites.
The first watch in today’s list of the best pocket watches is this beautiful edition from Rotary. Rotary has a nice selection of modern pocket watches available. This model has a stunning exhibition design with the mechanical automatic movement on show. If you’re looking for a contemporary pocket watch then this 47mm one is well worth considering.
2. Rotary Skeleton Pocket Watch MP00713/01Click here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES on Amazon Or Watch Shop This is another one of Rotary’s best men’s pocket watches. This is a colour variation of the first model, it has a PVD gold plated finish on top of the stainless steel casing. It’s one of the best selling contemporary pocket watches and for good reason to be fair. This skeleton dial design is very popular and along with the exhibition caseback you can really make the most of watching the automatic mechanical movement at work. 3. Sekonda Quartz Pocket WatchClick here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES on Amazon If you’re looking for a more affordable pocket watch, then perhaps this edition from Sekonda is more suitable for you. It’s a no thrills cheap pocket watch that runs on a quartz movement and has a fairly basic dial design with slim hands and numerals. The casing is actually pretty nice though in my opinion, a good amount of detailing. 4. Stuhrling Original Special Reserve Mechanical Pocket WatchClick here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES on Amazon Here we have another beautiful modern pocket watch this time from Stuhrling. I’ve always been a fan of Stuhrling’s affordable watches so it’s quite nice to see they have a great collection of good quality pocket watches available too. This model features an exposed skeleton dial design with an exhibition caseback. It’s powered by a mechanical movement and uses Stuhrling’s popular Krysterna crystal glass. This pocket watch also comes with a 12″ chain including a belt clip. 5. Limit Centenary Collection Affordable Pocket Watch 5892.9Click here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES on Amazon Or Watch Shop Another popular option for those of you looking for the best cheap pocket watches for men is this handy edition from Limit’s Centenary collection. This an affordable but fairly basic option, it’s a quartz pocket watch with a clean white dial with traditional looking black hands. 6. Mondaine Swiss Railways Pocket Watch A660.30349.16SBBClick here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES on Amazon Or Watch Shop Mondaine are a brand I’ve featured a few times in the past. It’s nice to see they’ve created their own Swiss made pocket watch for us all to admire. The Mondaine Savonette II pocket watch is made of stainless steel set around a white dial white bold black baton hour markers. Like the popular Mondaine watches these re-create the design of the classic Swiss railway clocks. It runs on a Swiss quartz movement making it extremely accurate and reliable. A great example of modern pocket watches for men. 7. Stuhrling Original Montres De Poche Vintage Pocket WatchClick here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES on Amazon Next up we have another popular modern pocket watch from Stuhrling this time in a PVD gold finish. I love this exposed mechanical movement on the dial that’s protected by the Krysterna crystal glass. This pocket watch also has an exhibition caseback and 12″ chain including a belt clip which are both good features to have. 8. Danish Design Quartz Pocket WatchClick here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES on Amazon Another great example of a brilliant contemporary pocket watch is this model from Danish Design. It has a simple minimalist design and runs on a reliable and accurate quartz movement. This model also comes with a chain so you can clip it on. 9. Royal London Pocket Skeleton Mechanical Watch 90002-03Click here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES on Watch Shop Another beautiful option for those of you out there looking for PVD plated gold pocket watches is this model from Royal London. It has a high shine finish and all in all just an incredible luxury looking design. I love this skeleton dial design and exhibition caseback, the whole thing works beautifully. As I’m sure you can tell this model runs on a mechanical movement.
10. Royal London Half Hunter Pocket Mechanical Watch
Royal London are another top brand for modern pocket watches. This is an absolutely stunning mechanical pocket watch that features plenty of nice detailing throughout. I really like the exhibition design with the movement on show. It runs on a jewelled mechanical movement and has a Half Hunter pocket watch style.
11. Woodford Pocket Watch Full Hunter Skeleton Mechanical Watch
This is a very attractive looking Woodford pocket watch that’s a popular best seller. It’s a Woodford Full Hunter Skeleton pocket watch with a stainless steel case and is powered by a mechanical movement. Woodford pocket watches are a very popular brand known for their popular timepieces.
If you’re looking for luxury pocket watches then perhaps this edition from Tissot will interest you. It’s a Swiss made pocket watch featuring an ETA 6498 mechanical movement, it has a sapphire crystal glass and comes in a full hunter pocket watch style. Take a look at the detailing on the casing too, it’s beautiful.
This is another beautiful Woodford pocket watch with a very interesting dial design. I love all the detailing found on the dial, and the exposed mechanical movement on show looks great. Definitely one of the best pocket watch brands in my opinion.
14. Bernex Swiss Made Pocket Watch Rose Gold Plate Full Hunter
Last but definitely not least is this luxury pocket watch From Bernex. This is a very expensive pocket watch that’s Swiss made and has a very traditional look. The casing is rose gold plated with a full hunter pocket watch design. The movement is a Swiss made mechanical 17 jewel Unitas 6498, very good indeed.
I hope you enjoyed taking a look through these 14 best modern pocket watches for men. Perhaps you found the next ideal modern pocket watch for you, let me know what your favourite was in the comments section below. If you think there’s a popular pocket watch that deserves to make this list, then by all means have your say below.