Craig Duling

A Successful CEO & Horologist

In his capacity as its president and chief executive officer, Craig Duling leads Heritage Management Services, Inc., a business and property management firm based in San Francisco. His responsibilities include overseeing and mentoring senior executives as well as formulating and implementing the business’ strategic plan. Before accepting his current position, Craig Duling served as an engineer with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, California. While there, he worked on projects sponsored by the United States Armed Forces.

When not working, Craig Duling enjoys coin collecting, a hobby he has pursued since childhood. He belongs to the American Numismatic Association and owns very rare American coins. Besides coins, he collects pocket watches as a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.

A family man, Mr. Duling vacations with his wife and two children each summer in Hawaii, where he likes to surf. He also enjoys playing baseball with his children.

For nearly three decades, Craig Duling has led San Francisco's Heritage Management Services, Inc., as president and chief executive officer.

Types of Pocket Watches

Craig Duling is a former engineer and chief executive officer that holds a degree from San Jose State University. Currently, Craig Duling is an antiquarian horologist and manages www.heritagepocketwatch.com, a website that provides insights and information on rate timepieces.


Pocket watches are a type of timepiece that often feature a chain that can be secured to a pocket, coat, or belt. Popular prior to World War I, pocket watches come in several types that include the following:

1. Open Case – Also known as an open face watch, the open case watch has no case cover over the crystal. This type of watch is more common in modern times, as watches have become more durable.

2.Full Hunter – A type of watch that includes an outer casing, which was often ornamental, that completely covers the face of the watch.

3.Half Hunter – Although this type of watch features an outer case, a circular shaped viewing window was built in that allows the hands of the watch to be seen.

4.Double Hunter – A variation of the full hunter watch, the double hunter features an outer casing on both the front and back of the watch.

5.Double Half Hunter – A type of watch that combines the double and half hunter watch types. In addition to two outer casings on the front and back, the double half hunter has an opening on the front case that allows the watch hands to be viewed.