Pocket watches

Discussion in 'The Good Life' started by gorgo2, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Anyone besides me carry one regularly or occasionally? My black Pocket Ben is with me more often than not lately, the Scotty will likely go to my daughter who is nuts about it.
  2. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I’ve always loved pocket watches when I was a kid. Even now I look at them. I don’t own any though.
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  3. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    Love them but don't really have the pockets. I made a pocket watch out of a wrist watch and sometimes keep it in the coat...
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  4. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Wrist watches bother my carpal tunnel syndrome, so I wear a pocket watch and have for years. Actually, my most commonly carried one is a belt watch - a pocket watch fitted into a belt holder so it clips on my belt and I can just lift the watch to read it instead of digging it out of a pocket. I also have a number of others including some nice old vintage ones.
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  5. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    I have a couple of them. They are more modern built watches, one square, with my name engraved on it. The other, a round one with just a simple stainless steel case, with plain black numbers.
    I wear the round one when I compete in cow boy action shooting matches.
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    20181103_204317.jpg i have an older pocket watch but it doesn t keep time well anymore.its cool but not rebuildable...
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  7. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    I will try to get a picture of them.
    I'd like to get a decent condition antique one day, being as I'm a newbie to the watch world, it is a bit confusing looking around and trying to pick a decent one with only a novice idea.
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  8. jason koonce

    jason koonce Well-Known Member

    I will get mine out and take some pics in a bit
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  9. Mr Two Bits

    Mr Two Bits Well-Known Member

    I’ve got one pocket watch, a 1913 Elgin that I rarely carry. It keeps great time and looks good for a 105 year old piece... I’ll get a photo up soon.
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  10. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    This is my watch I use when I compete in cowboy action shooting.
    Nothing fancy, got it from Walmart for like 8 bucks.
  11. steve207

    steve207 Well-Known Member

    I love pocket watches i never could stand a wrist watch i have a good one i wear on occasion to family gatherings
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  12. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    I think the pocket watch needs to make a serious comeback.
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  13. steve207

    steve207 Well-Known Member

    Yes i agree BigD
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  14. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    I've got two railroad Hamilton pocket watches. Both are restored and keep excellent time.
    Hamilton 992b Hamilton size 16 with a Montgomery dial, 1951
    Hamilton 940 Hamilton size 18, 1901
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