The Sophisticated Charm of A Pocket Watch
A pocket watch is a watch that is made so it can be carried in the pocket of a vest, jacket, or pants, as opposed to being worn on the wrist. They have been around for centuries and were actually one of the first “wearable” pieces of tech. Though wristwatches have become widely common for everyday use, pocket watches still hold the high level of charm and sophistication that they had when they first made their appearance. Adams Jewelers has a wide range of fine pocket watches that will fit any style and makes a perfect gift for any occasion.
Ever since it was developed in the 16th century to the time of the First World War, the pocket watch represented the most popular type of portable clock design and became an integral part of men’s fashion. The first ones to have sported these timepieces were thought to be businessmen of importance who needed to have a reliable sense of time to schedule out their days. This is why it became an item that is associated with the elite class for a long time. Then, they became widely popular with railroad workers because they helped prevent mishaps that are due to their lack of knowing the time. By this time, these portable watches became a staple in men’s fashion and were available in many different styles and price ranges.
Men from the working class to the elite sported the watch chained to their vest pocket because it served both function and style. The pocket watch can be made with common metals and basic faces that are priced to be sold in high quantities or they can be made from fine metals, like gold and silver, with highly detailed engravings, precious stones, and intricate faces that only a select number of people would be willing to splurge on. Whichever part of the price spectrum you decide to land on, these timepieces do not disappoint when it comes to charm, class, and timelessness. This is probably why many of these watches become heirloom pieces. Having the ability to be passed down from generation to generation without losing its soul allows the holder to be brought back to the time their grandfather, great-grandfather, or even great-great-grandfather once stood and reached into his vest pocket to check the time.
The pocket watch holds the unique ability to be dressed both up and down. It pairs greatly with a traditional three piece suit at formal events but can also seamlessly transition to go with a nice pair of trousers and button up as you take a stroll through town. Call or click today for more information on Adams Jewelers wide selection of these timeless timepieces.
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