Wednesday Hump Day Fun Fact # 40 !!!

Posted by Daubin Barshtak on January 22, 2014.

(Watch pictured is currently in stock)

Pocket watches and waistcoat pockets are a male sartorial coupling that dates back to the 17th century. The foppish British monarch King Charles II popularized the wearing of waistcoats among the fashion-conscious classes in the 1670s, and the gentleman’s watch - the tablet PC of its day, although several magnitudes more expensive - developed into to the flat circular timepiece on a chain that would fit neatly inside the waistcoat pocket. The pocket watch-waistcoat combo continued for over 200 years and was still fairly widely evident well into the first half of the 20th century. More recently pocket watch popularity has had somewhat of a resurgence. Premium timepiece brands such as Panerai, Parmigiani, and Vacheron Constantin have released current pocket watch models.

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