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    Default Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    Pocket watches used to be in style (long time ago...) but today it seems noone uses them.

    I still hold a pocket watch and prefer it over a wristwatch- I think it is pretty stylish. How come not many people today use one?

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    I guess in today's busy world there's no time to take the pocket watch out of the pocket, open it and look at the time. You lose a few seconds of time doing that compared to just looking at your wrist

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    Cell phones can do everything, they are going to kill so many electronics. Pocket watches, beepers, MP3 players, and my (least) favorite, game systems

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    yes, some people I know dont even wear a wristwatch. They just check the time on their cellphone all the time.

    Though Pocket watches do make very nice collectibles

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    I agree, they make a great collectible

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    Also a pocket watch is a very nice gift

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    I remember seeing a movie the other day taking place in the days where lots of people still wear pocket watches. It did look stylish, I remember the vest and the pocket watch with the gold chain hanging out of it

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    I actually wear a pocket watch

    The one worn by Edward Elric from Full Metal Alchemist (my favorite Anime series)

    This one:

    FMA State Alchemist Pocket Watch with Character Biography

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    According to wikipedia, pocket watches gained popularity durind the railroad times since schedule was very important for the railroads. The pocket watches started declining in popularity in World War I where officers would appreciate that a watch on the wrist is a lot more accessible then having to reach into the pocket in the battlefield:

    Pocket watch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    How do you wear a pocket watch, anyway? What is the "proper" way I think I've seen it being worn several ways

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    I think in the old times it would generally be worn in the vest pocket

    But now not many people wear vests either (another thing that has gond slightly out of fashion) so it is carried in pants pocket and clipped to belt.

    This site has some photos:
    Information On How To Wear A Pocket Watch - Pocket Watch Central

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    Maybe that's another reason people dont carry them anymore, they aren't sure of the proper ways to wear them

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    All it takes is some celebrities to start wearing them again to bring the fashion back

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    True, are there any celebrities known to use a pocket watch?

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    well i for one have a pocket watch and i even use it in my everyday job and life :-3

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    yeah.. John Dye from Tuched by an angel always used to wear one in his role as andrew xD

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    I do know a good pocket watch story If you're willing to hear it?

    vZt41.jpg

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    ok whats the story?

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    Christopher Walken Pulp Fiction hilarious pocket watch scene?

    Pulp Fiction Captain Koons Christopher Walken Scene - YouTube

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    Default Re: Why don't people use a Pocket Watch any more?

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiqueCollezione View Post
    Christopher Walken Pulp Fiction hilarious pocket watch scene?

    Pulp Fiction Captain Koons Christopher Walken Scene - YouTube
    .....one of the best scenes of this film!!!
    I personally prefer pocket watches. They are even more elegant than common watches. It would be great if some brands like Frederique Constant would make pocket watches, again. But I think wrist watches are more handy.

 

 




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