A pocket watch is a timepiece with a decorative cover that is designed to be carried in a person’s pocket. It is typically attached to a watch chain and placed inside the pocket, and can be suspended from the belt on either side of the body. The pocket watch was popular as daily wear from just before World War I through the 1960s, and was once the primary timetelling device for those who could afford them. However, with the advent of new technologies such as smartphones and smartwatches, this trend has decreased significantly. If you’re still wearing your pocket watch as an accessory, here are some tips on how to wear it properly and flaunt it with style.
Why pocket watches?
In a world of smartphones and Instagram, it can be tough to see the appeal of a traditional pocket watch. Nevertheless, pocket watches are still a popular accessory among those who appreciate vintage items.
If you own a pocket watch and want to wear it as a fashionable accessory, there are a few ways to make sure you’re wearing it properly. The first thing you need to do is attach the chain to your belt on either side of your body. Most people prefer wearing their pocket watch on the left side, but if that doesn’t work for you, wear it on whichever side is most comfortable.
Next, place the watch inside your right or left front pant’s pocket. If you have two pockets in your pants, wear your watch in one of them so it’s easy to take out and put back in again. This will also help keep the chain from getting caught on anything while you’re walking around. The last step is putting the decorative cover over the face of the watch so it stays safe and secure while being worn.
Now that we’ve covered how to wear a pocket watch with style (and how not to), here are six more reasons why this antique piece should be considered as part of an outfit:
The right size
Your pocket watch should be proportional to your body size. A large person would typically wear a larger watch, while a smaller person would wear a smaller watch.
This is because wristwatches are more popular than pocket watches nowadays. Smaller people may not want to draw so much attention to their wrists by wearing too big of a watch, and bigger people may be self-conscious about their hands.
The best way to figure out the right size for you is to try it on in person at a store or order one online with the right measurements. If you’re ordering one online, make sure that there’s enough space between the pocket and where the chain meets the body of the watch, otherwise it will hang awkwardly off your body.
The right type
Keep the watch face out of direct sunlight to avoid its surface from becoming foggy or discolored. It’s best to try and wear a pocket watch in a location where it will be protected from moisture, such as under your jacket.
A stainless steel watch will be more durable than an 18-karat gold casing because stainless steel is less likely to scratch. If you’re interested in a more modern style with a leather strap, it’s best to go for a synthetic leather that is less likely to cause skin irritation.
The right material
The right material for your pocket watch is the first step to making sure it looks good. An 18 karat gold or platinum watch, for example, will look much better than a stainless steel or brass one. There are many different
materials that you can choose from. It all depends on your personal preference and budget. However, if you do want to go with stainless steel or brass, make sure that the design has a lot of detail as those materials tend to be more plain in appearance.
How to wear it?
The first step to wearing a pocket watch is finding the best place to put it on your body. There are three possible places:
- The side of your belt, which will only work with a long-sleeved shirt or jacket and allows you to keep both hands free, but may be inconvenient if you need to use the other hand. 2. Suspended from a waistcoat with a free end clipped to one’s belt, which is more convenient if one needs both hands, but makes it difficult for the wearer to sit down as the pocket watch can fall out. 3. Suspended from an inside-waistband holster made specifically for pocket watches that also lets them hang out of the way when sitting down and keeps them safe from dirt and scratches.
Once you’ve found where you want to wear your pocket watch, make sure it’s properly secured with either a chain or cord (or both!). If you’re not wearing either of those accessories, make sure that your watch isn’t tucked too tightly into your pocket – this could cause it to snag on things!
We hope you’ve learned a thing or two about how to wear your pocket watch. Not only is it a fashion statement, it also serves as a reminder of simpler times.
So next time you’re in the market for a pocket watch, be sure to know what you want and you’ll be able to find the perfect one for you and your fashion sense.