Those of you that have looked around this Antique Pocket Watch site will know by now that I don't believe in wasting money - and neither should you - hence there is one source of supply for most of the things I need in my every-day dealings with pocket watches that I have come to rely on heavily and that is eBay.
Now if you are still a bit skeptical about using eBay perhaps you should read my guide about buying and selling from eBay. (There are a couple of free E-books you can download from that page too).
Most people asking for pocket watch accessories tend to ask for suppliers of pocket watch chains, fobs and also various parts and tools. There is a separate page I've written all about Pocket Watch Repair that includes links to suppliers of tools and books on repairing pocket watches.
Top of the list for most people however is being able to hang their beloved pocket watch from a good quality chain. Unfortunately there is a growing trend for supply of chains that includes poor quality imports from China & India that some people try to pass of as a quality pocket watch accessories. Before you buy a chain you should ask a few pointed questions: what exactly is the chain made of, & if it is described as "gold" what do they mean - solid gold, gold plated or just gold color?
You will know instantly if its solid - it will be substantially more expensive! Still, you do need to know what carat the chain is. Take a look here for a description of gold purity and hallmarks in general.
Polishing cloths are strangely hard to come by, so it is necessary to dig a little deeper to get truly good quality cloths that are suitable for use on antiques of any value. There are people selling so-called genuine Rolex or other famous name brand polishing cloths. They may well be genuine, but it is very hard to spot a fake from the real thing, so my advice would be to buy a good quality "microfiber" or "nanofiber" cloth without any branding.
Other accessories that many people ask for are (strangely), watch batteries and bands for wrist watches. This is supposed to be a site about pocket watches but where there's a demand - I'll oblige! So there are listings below for both bands and batteries.
Anyway, below are the links to some sellers of these articles. These links will take you directly to the eBay listing of your choice. So from now on your search for pocket watch accessories should be that little bit easier!
Today's U.S. Auctions of Sale Items on eBay.
Today's U.K. Auctions of Sale Items on eBay.
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