Pocket Watch

Discussion in 'Seniors' started by saintpants!, May 9, 2009.

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  1. Hi all,

    Im asking for some help here!
    Im looking for a pocket watch to wear with my Mess Dress however i have no idea what sort of pocket watch to get and where i would get a decent one from without having to mortgage my mum out!!!

    Cheers in advance!
  2. millions of them on ebay.
  3. A good Hunter should see you right.
  4. Haven't you inherited one? How extraordinary.
  5. G1098 on a bit of cam net string :D
  6. I heard that you had to be a WO2 or above to be able to wear one?
    Its in my Corp Memorandum (RE), or so the Comd Wing said on my SNCO Course!
  7. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

  8. I'm waiting for the opportunity to wear my Great Uncles pocket watch that he wore on his mess dress, possibly.
  9. I have a beauty made by John Dent 1878 one small problem inscribed Property of their Lordships of the Admiralty,my grandad nicked while serving as a navigator in the RN before WW1
  10. I wear my grandad's. It doesnot work but the hole made by the German bullet is a good talking point when I pull it out at dinners.
  11. On the night of the mess function:

    1.Go the bathroom on your floor of the mess.

    2.Remove plug from bath (with chain).

    3.Attach chain to waistcoat with a sneeky FFD safety pin and tuck plug into waistcoat pocket.

    4.After the function, replace.

    Point to note: Do not get so drunk that you forget its not a real watch and attempt to give someone the time when asked.
  12. CountryGal

    CountryGal LE Book Reviewer

  13. What's the correct way to wear a pocket watch in mess dress?
  14. msr

    msr LE

    In your pocket.