One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pocket watch with a hinged cover in the middle of which a small opening or window allows one to read the approximate time.
- ‘We also stock a wide range of silver and gold antique pocket watches; these include hunters, half-hunters, open-faced and verges.’
- ‘I have been collecting gold pocket watches for many years; hunters and half-hunters together with alberts and half-alberts and associated fobs.’
- ‘It is a superb gold half-hunter with top quality 19 jewel Waltham Riverside movement in a heavy 18 carat Dennison case.’
- ‘I kinda like the look of the new 5296 with the sword hands and plain dial, but alas, no half-hunter case.’
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