The Fob Watch

Mr Elton´s fob watch.

A gentleman must be able to tell what time it is. Therefore, a Regency gentleman should carry a watch – a pocket watch or fob watch. The watch is attached to a watch fob, which works like a handle so that the watch can easily be found in the pocket. At this time the watch was concealed in a hidden pocket in the waistband on the trousers or breeches. Remember I sewed a welt pocket into the black silk taffeta breeches? The fob, a chain or made of fabric would be visible, and adorned  with a weight of some sort – a perfect way to personalise the outfit and show one´s rank in society, As a clergyman Mr Elton carries a small cross in a black ribbon. Diamonds or glass beads? Perhaps a gift from his dear wife?

The Watch could look like this, if I had one.

The Watch could look like this, if I had one.

I had no time to find the actual watch so I am simulating it with the help of a key chain that was laying around in our cloak room. I simply attached the ribbon to it with a few stitches and voila!

Fake fob watch

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