We’ve reviewed the best steampunk pocket watches of 2020 and created this best of list. Each watch has been selected based on faithfulness to steampunk style & ingenuity. For our list of traditional steampunk watches see this post.
What is a “Steampunk” Pocket Watch?
Steampunk style is all about creativity and technology with a victorian era flare. Simple skeleton watches are not enough. Real steampunk pocket watches should look works of 1800s art with advanced mechanical technology.
We’ve hand selected these pocket watches so you can get straight to the best steampunk accessories on the internet.
Best Steampunk Pocket Watches Under $30
These pocket watches are perfect for the budget steampunker. While the price is low, the design of these watches still stand out as classy and creative.
This watch is for the Steampunk royalty among us. The hour dial looks like a crown and middle shows the gears. There are some gaps which appear to allow you to see through the whole watch. The front of the pocket watch is ornate with a rustic gold color.
The watch has a magnifying cover, and because of the ornate edging of the cover, opening the watch transforms it to a more sleek feel. This makes it look elegant and classy, perfect for a high class airship event!
This pocket watch hits on one of the coolest and grungiest steampunk mascots, the Steampunk Octopus. The outside has the classic ornate detail we expect from steampunk and the watch looks rustic, like an actual old watch from the victorian era. It looks like it is brass with a slight patina.
Opened watch gives a nautical feel. Unlike the outside which is more ornate, the inside appears more basic and simple. However, the contrast between the simple inside and the ornate feel still around the edges makes the dial, “pop” and appear to be a well-restored vintage pocket watch.
This steampunk pocket watch contrasts black, silver and glowing green to give it a very mysterious feel. This is a mechanical pocket watch so the watch is hand wound. This is gives it a cool vintage feel but the time keeping is not as accurate as some other watches.
However, while the time keeping functionality is not perfect, this watch just looks too cool to leave out. And for the price it is a great low-cost accessory to your next steampunk event.
We’ve titled this pocket watch the, “Black Pocket Attack” because it has an aggressive yet classy appeal. The watch can be engraved to include a name or a message. The blue dials pop from the black color which is dominant throughout the rest of the watch.
The inside of the watch is ornate and both the front and the back of the watch open up. The back reveals additional engraving and gears. It’s hard to deny how cool this watch is.
The front shows the blue and gold gears which really pop. This is another pocket watch begging to be opened and is a great conversation piece for your next steampunk convention!
Best Women’s Steampunk Pocket Watches
Steampunk pocket cat is a sassy, creative, and definitely classy feline! The watch definitely stands out with a minimalist yet complex feel.
The watch has a very unique feel and is available for a very low price.
This steampunk pocket watch is colored bright gold which gives it a royal feel. The stars in the middle of the watch (toward the left on the inside) also give it a retro feel.
Inside (Black Version)
The watch comes in gold or black. Since photos of the gold inside were unavailable we’ve included the black version here. In this version, the gold color and the stars pop.
This watch is just class. The minimalist outside contrasts with the engraved gears on the inside.
The front of the watch is simple, but the inside can be engraved with custom images and designs. See more on the link below.
This steampunk pocket watch has an Irish or Celtic feel. The creative design has what appears to be a type of clover on the front with gears visible through the middle.
Best Men’s Steampunk Pocket Watches
This steampunk pocket watch is pure class. With an engraved initial of your choice on the front and hard brass look, this is truly a man’s-man’s pocket watch. If you are getting ready for an airship battle or simply taking your girl out to a steampunk ball, this is the perfect pocket watch for you.
This steampunk watch includes a woodgrain around the middle with visible gears in the center. This gives it a masculine steampunk look (in our opinion anyway).
The back of the watch exposes gears with interesting blue and gold colors.
This watch is an homage to the creativity of steampunk. It’s not only creative but it’s creativity and style go hand in hand. The silver theme on the outside is repeated in the gears on the inside. And the ornate engraving on the back is hard to match.
The front of the watch looks a bit more simple but maintains a pretty cool look for the steampunk guy in your life.