How & where to wear a pocket watch?
In this day and age of T-shirts, tank-tops, singlets, jumpers, jeans, shorts, hoodies and Lord knows what else, there's not many places on a piece of clothing where a pocket watch can hide. Daily fashion has become increasingly casual since the 1950s & 60s to the point where the traditional home of the pocket watch, a waistcoat and its pocket, are almost never worn in public today (In fact in my time I've only ever seen one man on the street wearing a three-piece suit. Was a very nice blue pinstriped one).
So my question is, where or how do you wear your pocket watches if you take them out on the town with you as your timepiece for the day?
Obsessions over pens have caused me to want to own shirts with breast-pockets (usually just one, on the left side of the shirt), and that's where I clipped my pens and kept my mobile (cell) phone. Ever since I started using a pocket watch again (and I haven't done since I was about 14), I've taken up the habit of putting my watch in that same pocket and affixing the chain to a buttonhole in the same shirt.
Is this a safe place to keep watches? What do you do? I generally don't places my watches (or any other valuables) in my trouser-pockets. Enough lessons were learnt that when you sit down, stuff likes to go missing.
"Pipes are occasionally of extraordinary interest...nothing has more individuality save, perhaps, watches and bootlaces."
- Sherlock Holmes.
'The Yellow Face'.