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Pocket Watches – Timeless and Refined Elegance

Nov 6th 2015 at 1:17 AM

Though modern wrist watches are becoming popular, there are people who still prefer getting stylish pocket watches. They show time just how the wrist watches do. The main difference between the two is that wristwatches are tied on the wrist while pocket timepieces have straps, so you can hang them by your pant pockets. Their simple complexity and refined elegance make them more attractive. You might have seen in those classic movies that there is always a man who whenever asked for time pulls out a pocket watch. It was initially considered to be a symbol of luxury and elegance, but with changing fashion trends, people started wearing wrist watches. But today, there are people who still love pocket watches. And, if you’re thinking about what accessories will give your outfit a dramatic touch, then you might want to give pocket watches a chance.

Pocket watches are usually round in design and come with chains attached to them. Though these are designed to be strapped on the pant pockets, you can opt for a pendant style watch, if you want to wear them around your neck. Apart from round designs, you can find pocket timepieces in various styles, shapes, designs and sizes. They are further classified based on their face display types which include open-face design, full-hunter case, double-hunter and double-half hunter.

  • Open-face design, as the name implies, will not have a cover. A pocket watch that has an open face design makes it easy to tell the time.

  • Full-hunter case – Pocket watches under this style come with a cover and a lid that close the face of the watch. A spring with circular lid protects the crystal of the timepiece from any damage.

  • Double-hunter design is similar to that of full-hunter ones, but the difference is that the lid opens on the back as well.

  • A combination of both double-hunter and half-hunter is the double-half hunter design. This design lets you view the dial of the timepiece without having to open the lid.

There are two types of movements that come in these timepieces which include quartz and mechanical. If you want something that’s more modern, then opt for one that runs on a battery which is known as quartz movement. On the other hand, mechanical ones will require you to wind them to make them work. Whether you’re buying a pocket watch for yourself or want to gift it to someone, you will find one that suits your personality and lifestyle.


With the advent of various online shopping portals, you can now buy pocket watches online, sitting in the comfort of your home. You can choose from brands like Fastrack, Junso, Kairos, Kerro, Q&Q, Skmei, and Taksun.

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