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    Posted 8 years ago

    Bigsarge
    (139 items)

    I like Pocket watches but I haven't found any Antique ones I can afford.

    A pocket watch (or pocketwatch) is a watch that is made to be carried in a pocket, as opposed to a wristwatch, which is strapped to the wrist. They were the most common type of watch from their development in the 16th century until wristwatches became popular after World War I during which a transitional design, trench watches, were used by the military. Pocket watches generally have an attached chain to allow them to be secured to a waistcoat, lapel, or belt loop, and to prevent them from being dropped. Watches were also mounted on a short leather strap or fob, when a long chain would have been cumbersome or likely to catch on things. This fob could also provide a protective flap over their face and crystal. Women's watches were normally of this form, with a watch fob that was more decorative than protective. Chains were frequently decorated with a silver or enamel pendant, often carrying the arms of some club or society, which by association also became known as a fob. Ostensibly "practical" gadgets such as a watch winding key, vesta case or a cigar cutter also appeared on watch chains, although usually in an overly decorated style.

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    Comments

    1. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 8 years ago
      Wonderful post!
    2. Bigsarge Bigsarge, 8 years ago
      Thank you Virginia.
    3. pops52 pops52, 8 years ago
      Thanks for sharing Bigsarg!
    4. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Super post!
    5. Bigsarge Bigsarge, 8 years ago
      Thanks to all

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