Pocket Watch

#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!
 
#5
Haven't you inherited one? How extraordinary.
 
#6
Queensman said:
Haven't you inherited one? How extraordinary.
G1098 on a bit of cam net string :D
 
#7
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!
 

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#8
I have a General Service Time Piece (GSTP) by CYMA found it in my Grandmother's house. Has lasted for years without a service, keeps time perfectly. You can pick up a nice one on ebay for less than £50. They are also exceptionally Ally as an old issue piece of kit.

This one is nice:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WW2-period-GS...66:2|39:1|72:1683|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50

and this one is mint but a little pricey:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1939-45-RARE-...66:2|39:1|72:1683|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50
 
#10
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
 
#11
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.
 
#12
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.
 

CountryGal

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#13
#15
bawbag said:
What's the correct way to wear a pocket watch in mess dress?
In your pocket.

msr
 
#17
MadPickleFarmer said:
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!
I can't remember being told that on my RE SNCO course, I can't say anybody has got excited about me wearing one.
 
#18
My wife bought me mine when my son was born, it has his birthday inscribed on the back
 

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