Pocket watches

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  1. LGOberean

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    I posted a while ago in johnny k’s thread “When do you throw away your picks?

    I commented in part about keeping my picks in my “pick pocket,” the small pocket on the right side of a pair of Levi’s originally designed for pocket watches. It made me think, “Has anyone else here carried a pocket watch before, and used that watch pocket?”

    I never liked wearing a wristwatch, probably because of guitar playing. I tried them in my teens, but whether the wristband was metal or leather, it didn’t matter; I just didn’t like wearing a wristwatch. So when I was about 18-19, I got a pocket watch, and I kept a pocket watch for several years. I’ve worn blue jeans all my life, so I made use of that watch pocket myself.
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    I haven't owned a pocket watch in decades; my cell phone is my timepiece. But I had one back in the day. Anyone else?
     
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  2. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

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    I tried having a pocket watch but, it didn't work very well.
    They kept getting broken.
    Never used that pocket for Picke either.
    Couldn't get to them fast enough during a performance.
     
  3. Peregrino69

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    Likewise. Wrist watches are always either too loose or too tight :p I'm not a luddist by any measure, but I prefer an actual timepiece to digging out my phone.

    I've noticed some funny patterns regarding timepieces. Your pal checks the time on the phone, immediately when he puts it away you ask what time it is. Almost invariably he will check again. Wristwatchers behave the same way, but they additionally keep checking the time just about continuously. I've never seen that happen with someone who uses a pocket watch :)
     
  4. P Thought

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    Yup. And I'd carry one now before I'd wear a wristwatch. Cellphones and car clocks (that actually work) have pretty well overcome the need for either kind, though.
     
  5. charlie chitlin

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    I'm in.
    Pocket watch guy for 40 years.
    Goes in the pocket with the picks.
    I don't like wristwatches and don't want to pull out my phone to check the time.
     
  6. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    That was a pocket watch pocket in Levis?

    If you kept a pocket watch in it how the **** did you sit down? Or did I wear my jeans too tight?
     
  7. Dennyf

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    I used to carry a pocket watch. I once read that a wristwatch is always there, too convenient, you're always catching glimpses of it. It's a constant reminder of time slipping away, of your next appointment, of somewhere you have to be. A pocket watch is only there for when you actually want to know the time.

    I gave up the pocket watch when I started carrying a cell phone. Serves the same function as a timepiece.
     
  8. Papa Joe

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    Yes I carried a pocket watch for many years..Never could accept any thing on my wrist or fingers..
    My jeans have the watch pocket..Good place to carry change as well as picks..
     
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    Its Time to get a new pocket watch .
     
  10. 985plowboy

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    I bought one in junior high.
    It's still around here somewhere.
    Cheap. Had to wind it everyday. Heard it ticking on my nightstand all night.
    Mid high school I bought a cheap casio digital wrist watch.
    Now I look at my phone.

    My youngest carries my old pocket watch sometimes. He is currently in junior high.
    Go figure. 1547938337020721729590.jpg
     
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    • I carried my father's pocket watch for many years. He got a gold Hamilton pocket watch when he graduated from LSU in 1934. When it needed repair I ended up giving it to my niece who had it fixed (but never carried it).
    Mark
     
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    Yep

    My brother refurbishes them, but they’re a little too expensive for everyday knocking around
     
  13. stratoman1

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    My phone is my pocket watch. I can't stand any kind of jewelry hanging on me.
     
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    I carried a pocket watch for a long time. I now use my phone. I never liked a wrist watch. I still have my pocket watch.
     
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    I have a B.W. Raymond that belonged to my great grandfather. I wore it for years. In my Levi’s watch pocket or in my vest pocket

    It wouldn’t be conducive with my current lifestyle. Very seldom do I wear Levis or vests.

    I love a pocket watch
     
  16. FenderLover

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    Back in the day, they couldn't sell wrist watches because men wouldn't wear 'bracelets'. Watch manufacturers had to get actors and sports figures to be seen wearing wrist watches before they caught on. The rest was history. Now they are unpopular for new reasons.
     
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    I have two watches that are on leather fobs that clip to a belt loop. Both need batteries, so I don't wear them much anymore, especially since I got a cell phone. But really, clocks are everywhere. It's hard to not know what time it is.
     
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    I always wanted one and found one for $5 at a thrift store. It works great. These aren't the best pictures, but gives an idea. I did a bunch of research on it and I think it's from around 1910 or so, maybe earlier. Made by the Illinois Watch Company under the Washington Watch Company label to be sold by Montgomery Wards. I love that it still works and exists.
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    I have a B.W Raymond from the 1880s. It quit running and has been in the shop for months.
     
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    I have my grandfather's Hamilton, but I keep it locked up.
     
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