ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch

ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch


My Rating



  • Great Looking
  • Great Gift Idea
  • Seems to be Accurate
  • Stylish Looking
  • Comfortable


  • Poorly Written Instruction Manual

The ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch is a modern retake on a timeless classic with a unique and highly detailed design.

The hollow pattern outer case features a Dragon and Phoenix, whilst the reverse shows the inner workings with beautiful intricate detail.

All you need to do is wind up the watch and enjoy.

But is this watch any good? Is it good quality? Time to test it out!


The ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch comes packaged in an outer Brown leather look box which houses the watch and accessories in a foam lined interior. The outer box measures 10.0cm x 10.0cm x 2.5cm and weighs 120G.

ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch
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Once you open the ManChDa box you’ll find the following items: 1x Pocket Watch, 1x Watch Carry Chain, 1x Microfibre Cloth, 1x English User Guide.

ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch
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ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch.

The ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch is made from metal alloys and a plastic watch face cover.  The watch itself measures 6.0cm x 4.5cm x 1.7cm and weighs 50G.  You’ll see the top crown area is where you’ll need to wind up the watch and there’s a clip-on area, so you can use the supplied chain if you wish.

ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch
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On the reverse there’s a clear plastic viewing window which allows to see the inner workings of the pocket watch.

ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch
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The front metal case opens to display the time and shows the inner workings.  You get a classic colour scheme of Black and Gold too!

ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch
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Using the ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch.

To start using the pocket watch you’ll need to set the time and wind the watch up.  To do this you’ll need to pull out the crown (The twisty thing on the top) fully to set the time correctly.  Now, push the crown down fully.  This is how to set the time.  To wind the watch up you’ll need to twist the crown clockwise (No need to pull up the crown) around 25-30 times until you feel a slight resistance, this is where you should stop, or you could cause damage to the internal mechanism.  And, that’s it!

ManChDa recommends you wind the watch as around the same time every day and the morning being a preferred time as you’ll have enough power to last the whole day.

To open the case simply press down on the top of the crown to release the front and display the analogue watch face, press it together again to close.

You can use the supplied chain if you wish (Which measures 38.0cm) and clip one end to your pocket watch and the other end to your trouser loop area, like the image below.

ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch
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I found the pocket watch to be very comfortable to hold and use and fitted nice and snuggly into my hand.

ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch
The ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch in my hand – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

The time-keeping was also good too, I tried this pocket watch out for over a week and the time kept true and accurate.  Which to be honest shocked me as I was expecting some time to be lost over that period, but no it worked great!

Technical Specifications.

  • Brand: ManChDa
  • Model: Mechanical Pocket Watch
  • Model Code: HBH065EU
  • EAN: N/A
  • ASIN: B01JOI7UW4
  • Dial Window Material: Acrylic
  • Display Type: Analogue
  • Case Material: Metal Alloy
  • Bezel Material: Metal Alloy
  • Movement: Mechanical Hand wind
  • Compliance: CE


OK, so this is not going to be an everyday item, we all use other modern forms to tell the time.  But, this is a special item that can be used for those special moments.  It’s also a great gift for a person who loves watches and will be greatly appreciated by the recipient.  I quite like it overall, the time-keeping was excellent over the course of the week and the overall build quality feels high.

I also like the watch face itself with classic Roman Numerals which has the number 4 being labelled as IIII rather than IV.  A quick Google search later brings me to a non-definitive reason why.  Apparently, some watches/clocks display IIII rather than IV.  I guess it’s just easier to see IIII from many different angles over IV.

Getting back to the watch, I highly recommend it and would suggest you purchase one today.  Especially if you like me you’re interested in finding out how things work, you’ll find the clear viewing window a clear winner!

If you want the ManChDa Mechanical Pocket Watch for yourself, it’s available for purchase only on Amazon. The RRP for this product is £27.99.

Product sample provided by ManChDa in exchange for a detailed, unbiased review.

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