How to Determine Pocket watch size
How to Determine Pocket Watch Size
In order to determine your watch size, one must take off the bezel
with the crystal. Some are srew off, some snap off, and some are
hinged. This must be done very carefully because the bezel and
crystal are fragile and some bend easily or are easily crossthreaded.
Under the dial, is a plate, and usually the actual plate determines the
size. Mostimes, though, you can just measure the dial and get an
approximate size. The size chart below, provided by www.pocketwatchsite.com covers most sizes.
Pocket Watch Size Chart
Men's pocket watches generally are size 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20, with 20 being the largest size. An 18 size watch has a dial plate approximately 1-3/4" across, where a 12 size is approximately 1-9/16".
The most common ladies sizes are 8, 6, 0 and 000, with 8 being the largest at approximately 1-7/16" across and an 0 size approximately 1-1/8".
Generally speaking there is approximately 1/16" difference between adjacent sizes.