I Own a Pocket Watch

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    The title pretty much sums it up,

    but despite running the risk of being redundant: I own a pocket watch. Technically three actually, but as of now two of the said three are in transit. Though I am a male and teenager, I have many traits and ideologies characteristic of that of an old early nineteen-hundreds man...
    andrewphysics andrewphysics
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2015

    Love To Tell The Time

    I was given a gift of a pocket watch from my wife for Christmas. I always wanted one and she saved up her money for a great present. I used it constantly. Since that time my wife and I have divorced. Now comes along the second women in my life that I've ever said "I love you" to...
    DreamLost DreamLost
    31-35, M
    Jul 20, 2010

    Was Given One As A Gift Years Ago

    Years ago, right around the time of the fall of the Soviet Union, my parents bought me a pocket watch with a hammer and a sickle on the front. Not a political statement in the least, mind you, but just more of a curiosity. It was nothing rare and valuable, just a replica of...
    kiuz645 kiuz645
    31-35, M
    Jul 5, 2010

    It Was My Mother's

    My mother always claimed that she couldn't wear wrist watches because something about her body would make them stop.  So she had pocket watches instead, and when she died I got one of them.  I don't use it... I just keep it for sentimental value.
    pooge pooge
    41-45, F
    Sep 29, 2007

    My First Pocket Watch

    The idea of owning a pocket watch never really apealled to me until just the other day when I noticed an ad on line (craigslist) for a 10s Waltham, $75. It was made in 1918 and the the case showed a little brassing, but overall it seemed pretty decent, so I bought it...
    Diogenese Diogenese
    66-70
    Sep 20, 2012
More Stories