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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
 
3.3

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

45%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (8)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Accurate (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (7)
    • Formal events (5)
    • Travel (4)
    • Work (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Beautiful 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...Read complete review

    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.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Watch is not as advertised

    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...Read complete review

    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.

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    5.0

    A new family keepsake!

    By Two Dogs

    from Draper, Utah

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Quality Construction
    • Stylish
    • Water Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Formal Events
      • Work

      Comments about Celtic Pocket Watch:

      This was an anniversary present for my husband. Being of Irish decent, it had a very special meaning. It now will be passed down to future generations. It has begun it's path as a family heirloom.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      WINDING IT CORRECTLY IS A PROBLEM FOR ME

      By FLACK

      from LONDON , ONTARIO CANADA

      About Me Modern

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Formal Events
          • Travel

          Comments about Celtic Pocket Watch:

          THE MOVEMENT OPERATED FOR ABOUT 4 HOURS AFTER WINDING IS THIS THE NORM?

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

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