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How To Wear A Pocket Watch

One of the most common questions we receive from customers is asking different ways to wear a pocket watch. Whilst features may have been added or designs may have tweaked slightly over the past century, the way to wear a pocket watch has remained the same for hundreds of years.

The classic way to wear a pocket watch is at the end of a chain (called a fob) in your waistcoat pocket. The fob should pass through the buttonholes in the middle and terminate in a pocket on the other side, anchored by another object such as a cigar cutter. However, there are other types of pocket watch chains available to allow you to safely attach your timepiece to your clothing.

T-Bar Chains

The classic Albert T-Bar is best paired with a waistcoat or jacket. The buttonhole will hold the bar in place; allowing you to attach the pocket watch to the other end and store in the breast or side pocket.

Belt Loop

You can probably guess where a belt loop attaches to thanks to it’s name - it simply slides onto the belt or the top of trousers to allow you to securely place your watch within your pocket for a classic look.

Bolt Ring

Much the same as the classic belt loop, bolt ring chains attach to the trouser belt loop to store the watch in your pockets. However, they can also be attached to the buttonhole in your waistcoat.