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Celtic Pocket Watch

$85.00

Price: $85.00

Item#:1074849

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From the 16th century until WWII when the wristwatch became popular, pocket watches were a common part of the well-dressed man's attire. This mechanical steel alloy pocket watch features a Celtic knot etched into the pewter-finished case. A clear face lets you observe the winding mechanism inside. With chain and T-bar. Made in Scotland.

2" diam. 2 1/2"H including stem. Manual mechanical watch. No Battery Needed. Not Quartz. Plated with Palladium Nickel and can be engraved. Wind watch once daily to keep precision time.

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Celtic Pocket Watch
 
3.1

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (3)

44%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (7)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Accurate (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (6)
    • Formal events (3)
    • Travel (3)
    • Work (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4), Yes (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    1.0

    Only tells the correct time twice a day.

    By Computer Nerd

    from Racine, Wisconsin

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Fell Apart
      • Inaccurate
      • Quit Working In 2 Wks

      Best Uses

        Comments about Celtic Pocket Watch:

        I bought three of these watches as Christmas gifts. So far two of them have quit working entirely. The back of one of the watches fell out repeatedly. The outside appearance is good, but they are junk inside. I'll never buy anything from NatGeo again. Comparable quality watches sell elsewhere for a third the price. If you want a truely good pocket watch then plan on spending a lot more. Don't buy this one, it's junk.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        3.0

        Is not as described in catalog.

        By Hymie

        from Eastern Iowa

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Not Water Resistant

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Celtic Pocket Watch:

        Is not as advertised in catalog. Size was supposed to be 2.5 in. In diameter and self winding which it is not either. Disapointed.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointed

        By James

        from New Jersey

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Celtic Pocket Watch:

            The crystal face (or better yet, plastic) popped out the second day of use. Was not matched correctly. Sent it back for replacement as it is truly beautiful only to be re-embursed the amount because they no longer carry the watch. Oh well! My only disappointment with NG.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Beautiful timepiece

            By The Queen

            from California

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Quality Construction
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Work

              Comments about Celtic Pocket Watch:

              My husband is a steampunk author. This beautiful timepiece will compliment his Victorian outfit.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              First Rate Mechanical Pocket Watch

              By Toad Knows

              from NWO

              About Me Athletic, Modern, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Can Stand Upright
              • Case Opens Front
              • Case Opens Rear
              • Celtic Knots on case
              • Comfortable
              • Easy to read
              • Nice Grip In Hand
              • NO BATTERY TO REPLACE
              • Quality Construction
              • Quiet operation
              • Skelatal Construction
              • Stylish
              • Water Resistant

              Cons

              • NOne

              Best Uses

              • Camping
              • Daily Use
              • Fishing
              • Formal Events
              • Hiking
              • Travel
              • Walkaboughts
              • Work

              Comments about Celtic Pocket Watch:

              This Is A Mechanical Watch; there are no self winding references in the users/instruction manual.This time piece does an outstanding job doing what it was designed to do...keep accurate time. The Celtic Pocket Watch is a classic example of form and function. No day/date to distract from the watch face; no battery to fail and leave you in a learch. A brief note on use; yes you need to wind it and no you don't want to over wind it...what to do...I wind my watch about the same time each day; about 5am; and thats it until the following morning; and you don't have to crank it down tight-when you feel the spring tighting up that's it. Finding that wind spot varies from watch to watch so if you should wind the mechanism up to where it won't turn the watch is very forgiving...just don't crank it down real tight. Cheaper pocket watches are out there, and more and much more expensive pocket watches are out there; The Celtic Pocket Watch is competively priced and seems to be very well made. A great watch that can be well appreciated for what it is and equally well appreciated for what it is not.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Just What I Was Looking For!

              By dry-docked sailor till next season

              from Skokie, IL

              About Me Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Quality Construction
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Formal Events
              • Travel
              • Work

              Comments about Celtic Pocket Watch:

              I only like pocket watches and was looking for one with a Celtic design. This pocket watch is just what I was looking for. I like to open the back of the watch to see it working. Right now with the weather being cold outside I am not as active as I am in warmer weather so I have to wind the watch every other day. Hopefully with the warm weather the self winding will work better. The only con I have is that the watch is more bulky then it appears in the picture.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Watch is not as advertised

              By Watchman

              from Port Angeles, WA

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Quality Construction
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Formal Events

                Comments about Celtic Pocket Watch:

                I requested this pocket watch as a gift because the write-up in National Geographic said that that the watch was uniquely self-winding, using a small internal weight that responded to movement and kept the gears moving. The watch is beautiful and very good quality, but it is NOT uniquely self-winding. It is the same manual wind as my other pocket watch. Therefore I have returned it. I am disappointed because it is beautiful and I wanted to support NG, but the actual characteristics of the watch were misrepresented in the advertisement.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Beautiful Watch!

                By Paper Tigger1

                from Northeast, USA

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Quality Construction
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Celtic Pocket Watch:

                  I bought this beautiful pocket watch for my older teen son. He has wanted one for a long time and this one met both our standards. He wanted a watch in which you could see the works, that had a snap down cover and that had the insides of the cover burnished in a pattern. I wanted something nice looking that was sturdy enough for him to carry every day. We both got what we wanted. The cover design is suitable for both men and women, the watch feels very solid in your hand, I find the works facinating to watch and if you open the front and back covers, the watch will stand in an upright position.

                  The only unfortunate detail was that the front cover of the watch did not open properly. I called the number listed on my receipt and National Geographic was absolutely great about the whole thing. I am very pleased not only with the watch but also with the service.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good watch if you're lively enough

                  By Mobydick

                  from Hot Springs, AR

                  About Me Practical

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Quality Construction
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Celtic Pocket Watch:

                    I like the watch but it often runs down. Perhaps I'm just not lively enough at 77 to keep it wound.

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