Think of a pocket watch and one of two popular images come to mind. The first is of a distinguished –looking gentleman with his vest and the chain of the pocket watch spanning the girth of his waistcoat. The second is of a hypnotist as he has victim focus on the swinging pendulum of the watch. Next thing, the victim is squawking around like a chicken.
butterfly vintage inspired pocketwatch by Beadix shown above, spring garden pocketwatch by ninexmuse, shown right
But pocket watches are not just for gentlemen and stage magicians anymore. They are finding their way into feminine jewelry on long necklace chains in a nod to Steampunk culture.
These examples are a some recent discoveries on Etsy that feature the pocket watch as a very chic accessory; romantic and reminiscent of time gone by.