I think they're cool. I think if you like them get one.
I have a couple of them. Some for casual wear that I don't care if they get banged up and a nice one.
I've been wearing jeans for over 50 years (not the same jeans...:) ), and I never knew that was a watch pocket! I always thought it was a change pocket. Live and learn.
I love pocket watches, and I usually wear mine with a vest, in the cooler weather. But now that I know about the watch pocket in my jeans, I think I'll expand wearing it into the warm weather as well.
It could also be a lighter pocket.
Of all the accessories that I've ever worn, my pocket watch was what drew the most compliments.
I still wear one on my work blazer (Interior pocket, clipped to the button hole). Then when I go riding and throw the leather vest on I clip it to that.
It's more function then style for me. I can't wear wrist watches, always break them no matter how tough. Cell phone tells the time but I hate that thing and leave it on the dresser more often then not.
I wouldn't wear it if you want to be taken seriously in every day life. Some things are just too vintage that they cannot be adequately mixed into the modern gentleman's style. Unless your entire outfit is vintage, I would avoid them.
Nah. Conspicuously pretentious. A wristwatch will suffice.
Can't agree with you on that, Jack.
My grandfather was a master carpenter with enough rough callouses on his hands he could use them to sand rough wood to smoothness. A less pretentious man you will not find anywhere.
He wore a pocket watch he inherited from his father and I have inherited from him. I don't carry it because it no longer works and I don't care to spend a fortune getting it fixed. It's hanging on the wall in my study.
In your grandfather's day, it wasn't pretentious ... like fedoras, or wearing a three-piece suit to a baseball game.
These days, it is. Times change.