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Edwardian • Ladies Fob-Watch

Seen as old fashioned after the Great War

Generally the Edwardian lady did not have pockets and her fob watch conseqently hung loosely from a pin brooch attached to her blouse or jacket.

True wristwatches were available from continental Europe but were extremely expensive.
Some young women imitated wristwatches by buying leather wriststraps which encased their fob watches.
Ladies wristwatches begin to appear in photographs at the end of or just after the Great War when soldiers returned from the continent.
By the 1920s ladies wristwatches although still not cheap, became commonplace.

• date about 1914