jooles34: (ConnorWaist)
[personal profile] jooles34
Greeting and salutations good people and welcome to Waistcoat Wednesday.

Today I bring you something a little different…though I admit contains a lot of the usual suspects!

Today I am taking the focus off the waistcoats and putting it onto the unsung star of the waistcoat, the pocket watch. I love pocket watches and it’s pretty much the only kind I wear these days since I got my new adored one.

I think a pocket watch just sets off the whole look perfectly and I really like it when someone takes the trouble to wear one. Waistcoats without pockets, or fake pockets upset me hugely as it leaves no place to wear the pocket watch. But happily a fob watch is just as happy popped into a pocket of a pair of jeans.

I’ve tried to include in these pics a couple of different ways of wearing pocket watches on waistcoats. Some have the chain linked across both front panels of the waistcoat; some have the chain doubled, so it goes from the watch to the button and back again; and some have it as a single chain going from the watch to the pocket. Personally, I either link the chain across both panels or just have a single chain.

***edit*** If anyone can let me know how to make the botton two pics a wee bit smaller so they are easier to see I'd happily take suggestions!

So then… pics…I hope you enjoy.

This has to be the start doesn’t it? The Doctor’s fob watch from the end of The Family of Blood.

And to follow, the Master’s fob watch from Utopia

If I stand with my hands on my hips it draws attention to my….pocket watch…

It’s Ben Miller. Sue me.

Oh, don’t even pretend to be surprised. Of course Connor Temple was going to turn up.

This was my first pocket watch, which sadly no longer works, but still looks pretty

This is a fab pic. This is the Doctor’s watch, as worn by Shannon, my watch – I mentioned I love it right? - in the middle and Jack’s watch as worn by [ profile] inthesestones

So the usual then. I’d love you to share pics of your pocket watches, any of you that have them, or any pics that you find of pretties with pocket watches.

Date: 2011-04-13 10:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
More awesome than a very awesome thing! I adore pocket watches -- I've got three, plus a couple that have been turned into necklaces.

Date: 2011-04-13 10:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I thought you might like this one!

May demand pics...

Date: 2011-04-13 11:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee! You bet!

I'll try to sort them out. Just realised I've got the Dr Who one as well, but not sure where it is. There's a steampunk one in my work bag and my Russian one is upstairs for special occasions *g*.

Date: 2011-04-13 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have the envy already...

Date: 2011-04-13 10:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very pretty pics!

I think pocket watches are awesome.
I only have this one, which I bought last year at the Sherlock Holmes museum. But I totally love it. <3<3

Edited Date: 2011-04-13 10:29 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-04-13 10:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh that is gorgous! I have the pocket watch envy. Lovely.

Date: 2011-04-13 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. Glad you like it!

Date: 2011-04-13 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's gorgeous!

*Iz jealous*


Date: 2011-04-13 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think so too. :D Thanks.

Date: 2011-04-13 11:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love pocket watches too!

Date: 2011-04-13 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There is something - excuse the pun - timeless about them. They are a perfect mix of functional and decorative.

Date: 2011-04-13 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do love pocket watches, we've got a couple that belonged to my great-grandparents and they're just so much more interesting to look at than a normal watch

I'll send you code for setting pic sizes and highlight the bits you need to change :)

Date: 2011-04-13 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They really are; they tend to have more character.

Thanks for code! I'll change them when I get it!

Date: 2011-04-13 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooh, pics look very nice :)

Date: 2011-04-13 02:39 pm (UTC)
fififolle: (Primeval - Connor  Yes! *squee!*)
From: [personal profile] fififolle
I love pocket watches, and wish I had one :) And a waistcoat *g*
It's the pretty inner workings that are so cool. Egyptian pillars ftw \o/

Date: 2011-04-13 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lol, I prob should, but I don't know what they are!

I chose both of mine specifically because you can see the inner workings, it's a look I really like.

When I first started looking for a pocket watch, one in the sort of style I wanted seemed hard to find, but they seem to be a bit more easy to find now.

Date: 2011-04-13 03:03 pm (UTC)
fififolle: (Warren Cup - Intellectual)
From: [personal profile] fififolle
That's from watching too much Antiques Roadshow *g*

Date: 2011-04-13 05:56 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-04-13 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

*ahem* Lovely pics! I have watch envy!

Date: 2011-04-13 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lol. Watch envy is a tough thing.

Date: 2011-04-13 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Cool watches :)

Date: 2011-04-13 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do actually have a lovely pocket watch (it's still packed away after Whitby Goth Weekend or I'd take a piccy) but in the meantime have a link to a corset that I want so much it's untrue. It *is* relevant!

Date: 2011-04-13 11:01 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-04-20 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, they are gorgeous, thanks for the link!


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