At steampunk clothing we are passionate about the uchronic novels written by such forerunners as Jules Verne or H.G. Wells. Our store offers various models of gusset watches: gold, silver and bronze color.
Some of them let the light pass through the case to admire the gears in action, the so-called skeleton watches. Others will have a more vintage look with darker colors to fit more easily into a period costume, or simply out of nostalgia.
The Steampunk trend is revaluing accessories such as pocket watches and gusset watches. Although creativity and originality are always sure values, the steampunk comes to seek the best of the Victorian era to sublimate it, to make it more original. Today's mechanics are more precise and safer, winding your watch by hand will be done only every two days.
We are going to see the different characteristics of pocket watches, also called pocket watches, in order to help you choose the best. This buying guide is perfectible but will be updated to better guide you towards the accessory of your dreams.
If you are looking for a classic style watch, a pocket watch with a free dial is a perfect choice. An open pocket watch does not have a cover on the front or back, which means that the dial and hands of the watch are immediately visible when you hold it. An open-dial pocket watch is therefore not only a functional and practical option in terms of timepieces, it also lends itself to an elegant, sophisticated and unadorned design - perfect for the modern man.
The flap pocket watch is another emblematic form of the pocket watch, which appeared just when gentlemen began to store their watches in their pockets. This pocket watch has a protective outer case, often decorated in its own style, which completely covers the watch face and requires an opening to read the time. The addition of an outer case provides additional protection for your watch, in addition to a greater design option; many watches have additional decorative elements such as case embellishment or engraved initials.
If you are looking to combine the protection of a pocket watch without the drawbacks of a full lid look no further than this type of pocket watch. Some are designed to be able to read the time in spite of the cover, and therefore offer protection on the front. They often have a very stylish openwork design and glass parts that allow light to illuminate the inside (especially on skeleton models). It is often nice to be able to read the time quickly without opening the case.
A double flap pocket watch has a lid on the front and back of the watch. This protects the watch dial while allowing the wearer to open the back of the pocket watch and see the fascinating mechanical movements inside. This type of watch is therefore often a skeleton type pocket watch. When the case is open on both sides, the pocket watch can also be lifted up by itself, making it an ideal decorative piece on a display in your living room or office .
A fusion of genres, the pocket watch in this style offers a case that opens at the front and back of the watch, as well as an observation window in the front case that allows the wearer to quickly read the time. These pocket watches are often highly crafted and offer elegant, often intricate designs, making them ideal for watch connoisseurs looking for a touch of luxury.
THE MECHANICAL POCKET WATCH.
A mechanical movement is the true traditional option when it comes to watches. Compared to more modern battery-powered watches, a mechanical pocket watch has a number of complex internal components that work together to power the movement of the watch. This means that a mechanical pocket watch requires manual winding to continue to operate. Due to the inclusion of detailed internal movements, mechanical pocket watches are ideal for skeleton or double lid models. There are automatic versions that, thanks to a rotor, restore the energy of the movements that the watch undergoes. This increases the autonomy tenfold and it is rare to have to wind a watch that is used on a daily basis.
Swiss watches are known for their high level of design and quality craftsmanship. There are a number of standards that a watch must meet to be considered "Swiss made". Most importantly, the technical development and packaging of the watch movement must take place in Switzerland. The heritage, luxury and distinction of a Swiss-made watch are incomparable, making a Swiss mechanical pocket watch the ideal choice for lovers of luxury watches. Luckily there are watches made with passion like the ones from Steampunk Clothing, we can assure you excellent quality at a reasonable price.
A quartz pocket watch is powered by an internal battery. This battery sends an electric current to a quartz crystal which then powers the movement, hence the name of the quartz movement. Such a watch can be identified by its ticking movement and the jerky movement of the hand. Unlike its mechanical counterparts, it does not need to be wound to maintain its precision. This makes a quartz pocket watch a fantastic choice for those who want to use their pocket watch on a more regular basis without keeping the charm of an old-fashioned watch.
Do not neglect the chain, it is very useful for daily use. Chains are a quick and easy way to secure your pocket watch during use. They consist of a two-sided chain: one end has a top buckle that slips over your belt or the top of your pants, while the other end provides a clip for your pocket watch. From there, it is stored in your pants pocket. Simple and practical; perfect for those looking to make an impression that is both discreet and sophisticated.
This is a slightly more versatile option, with multiple ways to position the chain securely for your watch. These pocket watch chains come with a ring, a spiral buckle or a small carabiner that can be attached to your pants for example. This allows you to store your pocket watch in the pockets of your jacket, vest or pants, depending on the overall look you want to achieve.
Albert T Bar chains are named after the T-shaped bar at one end of the chain. This bar can be easily passed through the buttonhole of any vest or jacket, providing a quick and easy way to attach and store your pocket watch. With this style, the gusseted watch chain hooks over the body, providing additional decorative details to your formal ensemble.