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    Any idea on how I can wear a pocket watch on my wrist?

    I've been looking into different ways to convert a pocket watch to a wrist watch but all the designs are either to big or to pricey. To be more clear I'm not talking about removing the movement and switching the case I'm just simply trying to find a way to wear an ordinary pocket watch but on my wrist. I know it sounds crazy what I'm trying to do but I want to know if anyone has any thoughts on this subject. Thanks

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    Re: Any idea on how I can wear a pocket watch on my wrist?

    Look here..

    My Designs of Watch Straps and Watch Bands for Great War Era Wristwatches

    Scroll down page to wristlets.. type of strap designed for wearing a pocket watch.. no idea where you might source one though..


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    Re: Any idea on how I can wear a pocket watch on my wrist?

    Quote Originally Posted by anzac1957 View Post
    Look here..

    My Designs of Watch Straps and Watch Bands for Great War Era Wristwatches

    Scroll down page to wristlets.. type of strap designed for wearing a pocket watch.. no idea where you might source one though..
    Thanks for the info I know what there called now. I just wish they'd make a smaller version of the Wristlet. It sucks when your into watches but you have small wrist!

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    Re: Any idea on how I can wear a pocket watch on my wrist?

    I've installed replacement lugs. I guess I could do an original installation.

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    Re: Any idea on how I can wear a pocket watch on my wrist?

    Bad idea, pocket watches, unless they are modern with ETA 6497/98 movements, are not shock protected. Give them a good whack and the balance arbor will break.

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    Re: Any idea on how I can wear a pocket watch on my wrist?

    Quote Originally Posted by matt1415 View Post
    Thanks for the info I know what there called now. I just wish they'd make a smaller version of the Wristlet. It sucks when your into watches but you have small wrist!
    Wristlets come in various forms and sizes both metal and leather. There was someone making them and a search on this forum should reveal them or just a general Internet search. Of the vintage ones some were made for ladies but the trick will be in finding something that fits both.

    As noted whether it's a sensible idea is quite another story and again dependant on the size of the watch.

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    Re: Any idea on how I can wear a pocket watch on my wrist?

    Have a look on the bay, look for watches from the Ukraine, they're all at it. No guarantees you'll ever get your's back though if you send it there!

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    Re: Any idea on how I can wear a pocket watch on my wrist?

    Here are a couple of 1917 adverts for p/w holders.




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    Re: Any idea on how I can wear a pocket watch on my wrist?

    You can find wristlets for sale on ebay. I have seen the listing before and i will try to look for it again. I mean you can find anything on ebay :)

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