While pocket watches were invented in 16th century England, it was not until the late 17th century that they became more common and accurate. The watches were incredibly big and were generally worn around the neck because of their girth. It is rumored that the famous painting of Henry VIII was not a medallion around his neck, but a pocket watch. A modern take on the original, this pocket watchâs inside face watch shows the skeleton, so you can watch its movements. The watchâs classic design features brushed chrome plating, making it a great keepsake to pass on to future generations.