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Pocketwatch

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GQGuyWannaBe, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. GQGuyWannaBe

    GQGuyWannaBe Active Member

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    Link to the Pocketwatch Hello- found this neat pocketwatch, by Orvis. Just generally, what's your opinion? Just how would you wear a pocket watch nowadays? Any general comments? I'd really like to get it for my Christmas Eve outfit, but just today I ordered my Christmas present to the family... a home theater system... so unless I get a huge bonus, I'm not buying this before say Easter... [​IMG]
     


  2. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I'm a pocket watch fan. I generally don't like the feeling of a wrist watch. The traditional way obviously is to wear the pocket watch on your vest. Some will no doubt argue that is the only way. I see no problem with hooking the chain on your belt loop and sticking the watch in your pants pocket.
     


  3. GQGuyWannaBe

    GQGuyWannaBe Active Member

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    Neat idea, I hadn't thought of attaching it to a belt loop... So, in general they're still accepted? That whole wearing it with a vest thing sounds so 1800s/early 1900s to me... but I know that people still do it. Thanks for the input, I'll keep it in mind.
     


  4. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    That pocket watch you have the link to is awesome. You don't ever see anyone wearing them, so it would be a great piece to have.
     


  5. GQGuyWannaBe

    GQGuyWannaBe Active Member

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    Yea, I thought it was inexpensive (you know, comparatively) and it was a wind-up, which was unique in this day of battery operated devices. And I like the style element that is has, almost delicate, with the inner workings exposed...
     


  6. Boulevardier

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    I wear a pocketwatch because I don't like the look and feel of wristwatches.
    There are three places to sport a watch and chain---------in a vest pocket,in a trouser pocket and on your jacket lapel.Watch chains can be worn in a variety of different ways.
    Using a pocket watch will modify your behavior in subtle ways much like differing kinds of wallets change one's behavior.Personally I like the notion of gently and unhurriedly snagging a little orb from one's pocket and glancing at it.
    Go for it and have some fun with being a little creative and individualistic.
     


  7. freakseam

    freakseam Senior member

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    i alternate between wrist and pocket watches. there's nothing 'wrong' with attaching the chain to a loop and dropping the watch in one's pocket. if you are wearing a vest, though, i'd probably opt for the vest pocket. the watch you've linked to has a nice design, though i wish construction was of stainless steel. still, the price and that it's a mechanical with exposed features perhaps balances this off and makes for a low risk and fun expression.
     


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