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Pocket Watches and the Men in My Life

Pocket Watches and the Men in My Life

I love pocket watches

My grandad was often to be seen (I kid you not) with a holey jumper and a tea cosy on his head off fishing. But very occasionally he could be seen in a suit with a waistcoat looking dapper

I saw my grandad almost every day of my childhood because my granny lived in a bed in their living room and was very poorly and we helped take care of her day today.

My grandad was a brilliant man forced to leave school at 12 and work for tip’s and food to save his family having to feed him. They were extremely poor. He was so smart, bright, quick and really knowledgeable. He was the funniest person I have ever met and he loved me to pieces.

Hew as the hardest worker ever and bought his home and moved his own little family right out of poverty, such a n inspiration.

He used to call me Becky blue eyes and I used to go there after school each day. He taught me about flowers, family responsibility and kindness and by example he taught me patience and how to care gently.

I adored him. When I first started work he began to get frail and I wanted to treat him. he’d never had a pocket watch but he was EXACTLY the kind of man who should have a pocket watch. he was a true gentleman even in his gardening scruffs. I bought him a second-hand waistcoat and the very best silver pocket watch I could afford.

Oh he loved that watch so much and when confined to a chair as he became less mobile he would check the time and smile.

Grandad is in heaven now and his watch is wrapped with care and pout away in my son’s treasure box for when he is older. Such a wonderful grandad, is full of wisdom and fun and love. I was so lucky to have him in my life.

I think it’s time now my husband had a pocket watch too. Such a lovely timepiece and piece of jewellery and so timeless. Maybe a little waistcoat and watch for fathers day from the kids?

Definitely the sign of a true gent.


I am loving this pocket watch from The Watch Hut it is truly lovely. It is a Woodford Gents Pocket Watch made of steel in silver and it’s water-resistant and is mechanical. It will definitely last the distance and is great value for just under £50. It also comes in a lovely presentation box.


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