I'm new to this site, but noticed there are various posts on pocket watches. There seems to be some very knowledgeable people that visit this site. I have several antique watches, but would like to purchase a new mechanical watch. However, I'm having trouble finding a new watch manufacturer and defining what the movements are, quality, shock resistance, etc. I would like a pocket watch with a Swiss movement that's durable. I assume I would have to spend from $500 to $1,000 for a decent pocket watch. I've heard of the following manufacturers:
- Claude Pascal
- Jacques du Manoir
- Jean Marcel
- Jean Pierre of Switzerland
I've considered the following, but believe they have Chinese movements Also, I'm not sure if the watches are built to last. I've received various pocket watches as gifts that seem to be around $100, but have stopped working within a year.
Any guidance anyone can give me would be appreciated.