|Pocket watch 1897 Sears Catalog|
|Pocket watches 1897 Sears Catalog|
Now I'm back and ready to tackle the issue of time. I wasn't sure where I was going to go with this week's Sepia Saturday theme, but when I was looking through all my vintage photographs I kept noticing that in many of the photos of men you can see the chains connected to the pocket watches. It was a little frustrating because I really wanted to see a pocket watch but not in one single photo out of dozens did I see one. According to Wikipedia "a pocket watch is a watch that is made to be carried in a pocket." Wow, I would have never figured that out on my own! They were the most common type of watch from their development in the 16th century until wristwatches became popular after WWI. Pocket watches generally have an attached chain to allow them to be secured to a waistcoat, lapel or belt loop and to prevent them from being dropped (Wikipedia).
Please take a look at the photographs below and you will see what I mean about just seeing the chain - you will have to use your imagination to visualize the watch. Hopefully, the photos from the Sears Catalog will give you an idea.
|Cabinet Card Late 1880's Medina, |
NY Man (unidentified)
|Summer 1866 Philadelphia Man - CDV|
(Blue Playing Card Rev Stamp on back)
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