This year for Valentine's Day I wanted to get my husband a new pocket watch. He had talked about it before and said that he would actually wear one quite often (he has 2 wrist watches he rotates wearing but a pocket watch is always a cool idea). I spent some time looking online and was surprised that there were so many watches to choose from. When he got home yesterday I told him I wanted to get his present online but wasn't sure which one he would like best. He agreed to pick it out himself, so we spent a few hours perusing Etsy
. At first we started looking at vintage watches and moved onto new ones. In the end David chose a new watch that he can have engraved.
Here are the other ones he was considering.
|This one has a glow in the dark face! Source|
|This one is encased in glass so you can see the inside workings. Source|
|This watch has a glass face but it also has a cool cover. Source|
|This is a nice watch because it looks antiqued and the case reminds us of wood. Source|
The watches at the very top of the page belonged to David's grandpa. They're still working but David doesn't want to wear them in case they get damaged, which is why he wants one of his own.
Pocket watches are a really classy accessory for men. It's masculine but it's also a really nice alternative to a watch that can be worn for fancier occasions. David is an environmental field technician so he is outside a lot and probably won't wear the watch then, but now he has another option for when we go to dinner or weddings.
David was set on getting a mechanical watch that doesn't run on battery but by winding it each day. And it had to have a cover so it wouldn't get damaged. He also wanted one that didn't have a lot of fancy details on the back (we saw a lot that had scrolly shapes and vines and stuff. A lot of them are too costumey). Our choices were limited but the selection was great. If you're looking for a pocket watch I highly suggest taking a peek on Etsy!
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