Pocket Watch Holder

Alfred Richard Seebass (foundry)

1830-40

A pocket watch holder is an ingenious invention. During the nineteenth century, a pocket watch was worn during the day in a gentleman’s small vest pocket. At night, it was placed in a pocket watch holder, which could have been made of a variety of materials. In this way, the pocket watch was safe and secure. Together with its decorative holder, it also served as a small table or mantel clock for use by the entire family.