Pocket watches have been used to keep the time since the 16th century, and have long been associated with class and style. While wrist watches have become the most popular time pieces today, women’s pocket and fob watches remain a classic alternative. In our store, you’ll discover a range of beautiful women’s pocket and fob watches.
How do you wear a women's pocket watch?
A pocket watch for a man was traditionally attached to a chain and worn inside his pocket. However, since women’s clothing didn’t come with pockets until the mid- to late-1800s, a woman’s pocket watch was made to be worn on the outside of clothing, usually as a pendant on a neck chain. As a result, women’s pocket watches are frequently considered both a functional time accessory and a lovely piece of jewellery.
Nowadays, there are two distinct styles of women’s pocket watches: those that hang on a necklace, and those that sit on the outside of clothing and have a decorative fob chain.
How to choose a women’s pocket watch
Your choice of pocket watch design and style should be based on personal taste. If you’re giving a pocket or fob watch as a gift, consider buying one that can be engraved with a personalized message to make it extra special.
If you are worried about the watch-face knocking against things and getting damaged, look for a pocket watch with a hinged front – called a hunters closure – that snaps shut to cover the entire watch-face. You can also buy pocket watches with a half hunters closure, which leaves part of the watch-face exposed so that its owner can see the time without having to open the closure, or a double hunters closure which encases the entire watch, and opens at the top to reveal the watch-face.
Looking for more female watches? Check out our Watches store.