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Pocket watches?

post #1 of 9
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I have two nice gold ones (I think..they are both inherited from grandparents) and am looking for a chain. Curious to know if anyone on this forum wears them. I have a watch that I wear around my neck, but unless I wear an open necked shirt, it's concealed.
post #2 of 9
I have a couple, but they don't get much use. One's unusual - it's a hexagonal cylinder a couple of inches long, you pull on each end to slide the case open and reveal the watch face. I'll edit in a picture when I've got a minute. To the actual point, though... I like them a lot, but these days, the pocket watch is like a novelty item, and, unfortunately, you have to treat it as such. If you wear one every day, you may become known as "That guy that wears the friggin' pocket watch every day". I tend to only wear a pocket watch if the rest of my clothing is quite understated - if I'm wearing a bold pinstripe suit, checked shirt, and dotted tie, I might give the watch a rest... If you're going to drop big bucks on some chains, bring in your vest(s) and jacket to test them out - if the chains aren't the right length, they can be very cumbersome (on trousers, probably doesn't matter so much)...
post #3 of 9
Yes I sometimes wear a pocket watch, chain, and fobs with a three piece. On the contrary to Nick M's concept I wear a pocket watch with the more bold of outfits. Sometimes I also don a gold monocle with a chain or silk ribbon attached to a button and then concealed in my shirt pocket to magnify certain things. All in all it depends on personal taste. By the way what type of pocket watches do you own, Thracozaag?
post #4 of 9
It's considered terribly gauche to some, but I've worn a pocket watch in my pants pocket, hooked through a belt loop, since I was in high school. I can't wear a regular wristwatch for prolonged periods, it irritates my wrist and gives me hives.
post #5 of 9
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All in all it depneds on personal taste. By the way what type of pocket watches do you own, Thracozaag?
I wish I knew;they're circa 1920's (I think), one is quite large, the other has a nice ceramic face (I think). As you can tell, I'm even more ignorant on this subject than my usual cluelessness. Davei: I just got sick of losing my wristwatches (took them off when I practice....you get the idea). I've had this adornment around my neck going on three years now *knock on wood*
post #6 of 9
Thracozaag: it interesting to see I'm not the only one to wear a watch around my neck. Although mine is just a Marc Ecko dog tag model, it's great for going out casually sporting a relaxed tee, or safari shirt type outfit. Must admit though, I'm still guilty of wearing a wrist watch or a bracelet at the same time, just because an empty wrist makes me fell very naked, almost pantsless... lol.
post #7 of 9
Do the watches have any names on the faces? Also one can open the backs by somtimes screwing them open or just flicking them open. Of course if you lose your watch whilst playing the piano you can always wear it outside directly on your shirt cuff a la Jean Cocteau or Giovanni Agnelli.
post #8 of 9
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Of course if you lose your watch whilst playing the piano you can always wear it outside directly on your shirt cuff a la Jean Cocteau or Giovanni Agnelli.
A watch is just too heavy to wear while playing (at least for me).
post #9 of 9
I have the same problem. I sometimes revert to attaching the watch to my belt. Not fashionable, but at least I don't lose it while playing (or conducting).
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