Men’s Pocket Watches are a traditional choice. Elegant and refined, they represent an era when a gentleman wore his watch on a chain safely tucked into the pocket of his waistcoat.
WWII brought with it the increasing need for timekeepers to be seen quickly. A strap was therefore added and the wristwatch was born. Therefore the pocket watch is the forerunner to the watches of today. Consequently, some might see pocket watches as obsolete. On the contrary, modern pocket watches are made to high specifications and are an elegant reminder of a simpler time.
A pocket watch can have a full, opaque cover over the dial (referred to as a full hunter), or it might have a clear viewing window in the cover (referred to as a half hunter) to allow you to see the time without opening the cover. If front and back covers are present and both are opaque with no windows, the watch is a double hunter. If both covers have a viewing window, it is called a double half hunter. Finally, an open face pocket watch has no cover at all.
Wearing a pocket watch and chain is an iconic style statement. With the resurgence in popularity of the waistcoat, pocket watches have become sought after once again. They are also purchased as heirloom pieces and make a wonderful wedding gift for a Groom or Best Man. Whether you choose a simple or ornate pocket watch, our handpicked selection are from the UK’s finest Independent Retailers. Shop today and support an inspiring independent business.
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RAPPORT - Half Hunter Gold Plated Quartz Pocket Watch PW80
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