Vintage photo circa 1880-1900 woman wearing pocket watch on wrist?

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  1. musicguy

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    I was looking at a stereoview vintage photo that I own circa 1880-1900, I noticed that the woman
    was wearing pocket watch on wrist

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  2. Dave Chaplain

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    I'd put that style of outside wear dress (open neck, ankles showing, etc.) to be more 1910-1920 or thereabouts ...
     
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    Here's a somewhat earlier one.
     
  5. topspin

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    Ok so what is the story with these photos then... Are they modelling the watches or what?
     
  6. musicguy

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    I guess someone can post a vintage one, but this is the type you
    can buy today to make a pocket watch a wrist watch


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  7. Kevin Moodie

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    My image is from a cabinet card of a young couple. If you couldn't afford a new wrist watch, you made do with what you had. wesunion.jpg
     
  8. Dave Chaplain

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    It looks like the photographer, Henry Bown (and later his son), was in business in London from about 1870-1940 (some confusing data / detail about the start date) ... Henry also had at least one patent for a photographic process in 1892.
     
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    Looks like that's the perfect reason for owning a sidewinder!:coolsign:
     

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