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    How to...Wear a Pocket Watch

    All too often, the theme on this board is "how old/rare/expensive is this watch?" / "how much is it worth?"

    But occasionally, I've also seen threads with people asking how to wear a pocket watch. And it's for folks like these that I decided to create this thread.

    Okay, not entirely for those people. I recently came into possession of a pair of waistcoats; one which I purchased myself, and one which belonged to my brother (who is currently abroad, never wears a waistcoat and wouldn't miss its presence even if he was here). I thought to myself of what a joy it was that I was finally able to wear my pocket watches the "good, old-fashioned way".

    So anyway, I invite people to post tips, tricks, hints and important little details relating to correctly or creatively wearing one's antique or vintage pocket watches with the endless variety of chains with which they have been endowed. I may add more to this post later on.

    Oh, and to finish it off; this is me and what I wore, before I headed off to work this morning:

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    Re: How to...Wear a Pocket Watch

    Nice pic....and thanks for taking the effort to post it
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    What a dapper gent.
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    Re: How to...Wear a Pocket Watch

    Good post Shangas! It might please you to know that I have forced myself to leave the wristwatch at home and wear a pocketwatch the last few weeks. This week: Two Hamilton, two Waltham and one New York Standard.
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    Lookin sharp, Shangas

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    Re: How to...Wear a Pocket Watch

    Thanks guys.

    I will post other photos soon, to show other ways I wear a pocket-watch, to give people some ideas. Or you folks can do it too :) And show off your chains!
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    Re: How to...Wear a Pocket Watch

    Shangas, haven't I seen your face on thefedodalonge?
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    Re: How to...Wear a Pocket Watch

    Australia is a bloody weird country with upside-down weather. When it's hot up top, it's freezing down here. So I dressed accordingly. Wearing your watch in the breast-pocket of your suitcoat or overcoat (in my case), and putting the Albert chain or watch-fob through the lapel-buttonhole, is another acceptable and (most importantly) SAFE way of wearing a pocket watch.



    Yes, I know my middle waistcoat button is undone. I forgot to do it up after I removed my watch.

    EDIT - Hey Dragon, Yes, I also frequent FedoraLounge.com.
    "Pipes are occasionally of extraordinary interest...nothing has more individuality save, perhaps, watches and bootlaces."

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    Re: How to...Wear a Pocket Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Shangas View Post
    EDIT - Hey Dragon, Yes, I also frequent FedoraLounge.com.

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    Re: How to...Wear a Pocket Watch

    Oh thank heavens! For a moment, I thought it was a bad thing.
    "Pipes are occasionally of extraordinary interest...nothing has more individuality save, perhaps, watches and bootlaces."

    - Sherlock Holmes.

    'The Yellow Face'.

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