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Pocket Watch Etiquette

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cannon Fodder, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. Cannon Fodder

    Cannon Fodder IncGamers Member

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    Pocket Watch Etiquette

    I've always been a bit old-fashioned when it comes to dressing up. I'm the only 22 year old I know who proudly owns a 3 piece suit. I've always just figured that if I'm gonna look nice, I want to look classy as well. Nothing is classy like the old school. Anyways, I was recently gifted a very nice pocket watch, and I quite like it. Problem is, I'm not sure exactly how it is to be worn. I've tried to look into watch fobs and such, and given google-fu a shot, but they're popularity was decidedly pre-intarweb.

    So does anyone have the skinny on pocket watches? I'm mainly planning on wearing it with a 3 piece, so information pertaining to that would be great. Instructions on any fob I may need to buy/attach, and how it all goes together, will earn you two gold stars. Thanks all.
     
  2. Stompwampa

    Stompwampa IncGamers Member

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    umm...put it in your pocket? hence, a pocket watch...
     
  3. Freet

    Freet IncGamers Member

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    In the old days.....

    Anywho, here's what I dug up that might help

    Here:

    http://www.livingvictorian.com/askrenipm/askrenijuly00.html
     
  4. Merick

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    You going to get a top hat, powdered wig, and monocle too?
     
  5. rare

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    the Mr. Peanut look is really the "in" thing at this time of the year e.e

    No seriously, pocket watches are awesome, and, what is a 3 piece suit?
     
  6. Dondrei

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    I want one of those wigs with the ponytail and bow, and a tricorn hat like the Founding Fathers and other people around that era.
     
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    Old pocketwatches are great. I've got a few good ones from my grandfathers on both sides and they look really sharp.

    *orders his ranks of men to fire and dondrei dies under a hail of musketfire*
     
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    Jacket, vest, and slacks (pants).
     
  9. HAMC8112

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    Get a plexiglass pocketwatch and a Bossbat top hat and monocle, you'll be the coolest kid on the block for sure. :)
     
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    One can always go casual with a pocket watch. Remember that extra pocket on the right-hand side of your jeans? Look around, some manufacturers even put a little loop (for the chain) just above the extra pocket. :wink3:
     
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    Paradoxically, last year when my mobile phone died I replaced it in my pocket with a pocket watch.

    I always have my phone on vibrate but rarely answer it and mainly use it as a timepiece in case you're wondering.

    I liked it, but I didn't have a chain and dropped it, breaking the second hand. It still works though. Now that I have a new mobile the watch sits on my desk.
     
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    Curse you redcoats!
     
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    Don't worry Dondrei! The Calvary are coming. Literally.

    To be on topic: I have a nice pocket watch, but I learned the hard-way that you absolutely CAN NOT bend over when it is in your pocket. It falls out. (It stopped working for a couple hours then repaired itself. Sweet). But no bending over to tie your shoe, pick anything up, ETC.
     
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    When I carry my pocketwatch I keep it in the left pocket of my vest. All the old cowboys did the same. It made it so you could see what time it was as you were shooting the thievin' cur down
     
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    Man, you really crack me up sometimes, Smegster.
     
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    It's a rough job but somebody has to be the forum clown/perv/rabble rouser.
     
  17. Dondrei

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    You try too hard.
     
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    I really need to find a halloween costume that has a fedora, pocketwatch, and is cheap.
     

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