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Pocket watch etiquette?

Discussion in 'Edwardian Fashion' started by The_One_And_Only, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. Hello, i understand that back then (and in modern times) that there's an etiquette for hats, you must take your hat off while talking to people, etc, i believe.

    What i would like to know, is was there an etiquette for pocket watches? everyone looks at their smartphones nowadays, oblivious to whats going on around them, was it the same for pocket watches? was it considered rude or anti-social to check the time while someone is talking to you? was there a specific way of using a pocket watch?

    I also wear a pocket watch and waistcoat, and when i check the time i do feel like i'm using it wrong, also, Edwardian fashion is cool and i think it should make a comeback.

    I will appreciate any light on this subject, if any.