Women’s pocket watches were made for two reasons. One was to tell time and the second to look good on a woman. Men had pockets to put their watches in. Women had theirs around their necks. This was so they could easily tell the time. Due to the fact that everyone out saw them, the watches had to be beautiful. More like a piece of jewelry. So different shapes and sizes emerged. They were also available in gold, silver or cheaper materials so they could be offered to everyone.
The movement inside was from different countries and some told moon phases etc. The pocket watch was here to stay for the time being. A number of jeweler’s took the insides of women’s pocket watches and came up with their own creations outside. There was a race to see who could come up with a better design. The one who had them outsold the others.