Smartphones are the pocket watches of today, second only to our prized wristwatches for relaying the time. For centuries, however, pocket watches reigned supreme as timekeepers for civilian, military, business and scientific use. If you’re wondering if there’s still a place for pocket watches in the 21st century, check out our in-depth article (short answer, YES). Modern pocket watches tend to be very expensive, luxury pieces made in limited quantities like Omega’s 125th Anniversary Pocket Watch or the Piaget Altiplano 60th Anniversary Pocket Watch, but brands like Tissot and Hamilton are keeping the past alive for the rest of us. Hamilton’s new Railroad Pocket Watch is an excellent example… More here.
This may seem like a gimmick, but the history, beautiful design and sheer elegance of quietly carrying it with a smartwatch on your wrist has some appeal. A lovely product.