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Pocket Watch - Decline in Popularity
... Pocket watches are not common in modern times, having been superseded by wristwatches ... Up until the start of the 20th century, though, the pocket watch was predominant and the wristwatch was considered feminine and unmanly ... In men's fashions, pocket watches began to be superseded by wristwatches around the time of World War I, when officers in the field began to appreciate that a watch worn on the wrist was more easily ...
Pocket Watch
... A pocket watch (or pocketwatch) is a watch that is made to be carried in a pocket, as opposed to a wristwatch, which is strapped to the wrist ... until wristwatches became popular after World War I during which a transitional design, trench watches, were used by the military ... Pocket watches generally have an attached chain to allow them to be secured to a waistcoat, lapel, or belt loop, and to prevent them from being dropped ...
History Of Timekeeping Devices - Modern Devices - Clocks - Wristwatches
... As pocket watches were unsuitable, Louis Cartier created the Santos wristwatch, the first man's wristwatch and the first designed for practical use ... found them to be more convenient than pocket watches in battle ... Also, because the pocket watch was mainly a middle class item, the enlisted men usually owned wristwatches, which they brought with them ...

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