Avalon Mechanical Skeleton Pocket Watch
By James Grahame
I've been shopping for a pocket watch lately, and there's an amazing selection to choose from. It seems that people have abandoned their wristwatches in favor of cell phones and stylish pocket timepieces.
While I'll probably end up choosing an inexpensive quartz mechanism because they're accurate and don't require constant winding, this simple $59.95 Avalon Skeleton caught my eye. It measures 51 mm in diameter and incorporates a Chinese 17 jewel mechanical movement. It also includes an exhibition case back so you can watch it run and comes with a 14 inch chain to ensure it doesn't get left behind.