An engraved pocket watch is a wonderful gift for every occasion and is a particularly thoughtful gift during weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.
Personalised pocket watches for weddings are a traditional gift that many people opt to give to their groom, and to many people, an engraved pocket watch will never go out of fashion. For those that own an engraved pocket watch, they are a sentimental piece that will forever remind them of their special day, and Engraving Excellence offers a wide range of personalised pocket watches in an array of styles and colours to suit every personality!
Traditional Engraved Pocket Watches
Our most traditional engraved pocket watches are our silver and gold pocket watches. These quintessentially classic styles are a thoughtful gift that will be appreciated for years to come, and perfectly suit the style of any classy gentleman. Gold pocket watches are a gorgeous gift that signify luxury, and are an ideal personalised gift idea for traditionalists. Our selection of gold pocket watches comes in a wide range of styles, including with Arabic and Roman numerals, an open face, and in a luxurious mechanical style with a skeleton design.
Our silver pocket watches also come in a wide range of styles, including styles with both Roman or Arabic numerals and a mechanical skeleton design. Equally as impressive as our gold engraved pocket watch, and comes with a matching chain to ensure the watch is kept safe during usage.
Stylish Personalised Pocket Watches
Trendy engraved pocket watches are available on our site in a wide range of colours and styles, including minimalist black and trendy rose gold. Our stylish pocket watches are the perfect gift for fashionable ladies and gents, and those who love to have a little bit of flair.
High quality and durable, our stylish engraved pocket watches are a truly wonderful present to give at your wedding, and will certainly be something to cherish for years to come.
Pocket Watch Gift Boxes
All of our pocket watches can come with a gift box to make your gift a show-stopping statement piece, and we offer a range of gift boxes in different colours, and with different prints on the lid. Our printed lids come with a wide range of options for every member of your wedding party! From the groom to the bridesmaid, there is a print for every need.
Our printed lid boxes are hot foil printed with a metallic foil in silver, ensuring the print is striking and will remain beautiful for as long as the lid is in use.
Engraved Pocket Watches from Engraving Excellence
Engraving Excellence offers a wide range of engraved pocket watches to suit every personality, and our high quality range comes with free engraving and quick UK delivery. Our assorted collection of pocket watches come in many different colours and styles, and can come with an optional printed gift box. The print on our gift boxes is made from hot foil printing, and we offer both gold and silver foil. Our full range of wedding gift boxes come with a stunning silver print, and some of our range features luxurious gold foil printing.
The History of Pocket Watches
Engraved pocket watches have been a symbol of status for hundreds of years. The original pocket watches were larger than what we know today and were worn around the neck by both men and women. In the 17th century, it is believed that King Charles II of England introduced the trend of wearing the watch in the pocket, which resulted in a slimmer, smaller design. The chain of a pocket watch, once worn around the neck, shrunk and it was used to secure the watch to the wearer's vest. Sometime around 1610, glass began to be used for pocket watches to cover the dial. Until the second half of the 18th century, however, watches were largely considered to be a luxury item – advertisements for stolen watches and rewards for the recovery of them were common.
By the end of the 1700s, watches were becoming more readily available to the average person, with cheaper designs being produced primarily for sailors. Painted pocket watch faces also became popular around this time, with sailors often choosing to buy pocket watches with risqué artwork.
Engraved pocket watches with initials, family crests and other designs have been common for many years, and have been used as family heirlooms, often passed down from father to son for generations. These family heirlooms have high sentimental value, and serve as a reminder of years gone by.
In modern days, engraved pocket watches can still be heirlooms, but they can also be used to commemorate an event such as a wedding, birthday, or graduation. High quality engraved pocket watches make an excellent present for traditionalists and those who love a touch of luxury.