Pocket watches have gone out of favor in the last 100 years or so. When I see one I think of Sherlock Holmes or some character out of a Charles Dickens novel. Yet they are making a comeback in modern form thanks to the Swiss company Wenger, which has introduced a range of really cool Swiss Army Pocket Watches that have all the features you would expect on a modern watch with some of the charm of an old classic.
The most popular Wenger pocket watch is a travel alarm with an analogue face and a nifty clip. It has a dual time setting, which makes it really great for travellers and, obviously, it has an alarm. Now this is not your classic sliver watch on a chain but is a stylish and modern looking piece.
It is also pretty rugged as it has a rubber cover to protect it from drops and scratches and it comes with luminous hands so you can see it at night without a back light.
It is useful not just for travel but for any activity such as rock climbing or any job such as working with machinery where a normal wristwatch might get in the way.
The one complaint people make is that the alarm is not as loud as you might hope. Think of the volume of a normal wristwatch alarm and you get the picture, rather than one of those typical little fold-able bedside alarms.
Online you should be able to find one for about $170 or so and if you buy one in a store you would probably look to pay about twice as much.
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