Painted Pocket WatchesBy Mark Chervenka
Painted Pocket Watches
New keywind pocket watches with painted cases were previously known decorated with a head and shoulders portrait of Tsar Nicholas II. The decoration on this new watch is a wooden sailing ship in a storm tossed sea.
Pocket watches with both decorations have a keywind mechanical 18-jewel movement. Cases are sold in two styles, open and closed face. The watches are advertised as handpainted. If true, no two watches will be exactly alike. This new watch is retailed for around $125. The Tzar Nicholas watch sold for $150.