Which do you prefer? I own several old wrist watches, but here recently I decided to buy a pocket watch. You see, I like old stuff, old ideals and old ways. I think that we have went backwards and lost some stuff that shouldn't have been lost. The pocket watch that I carry is a symbol to me saying that I prefer old ways. I still have a wrist watch for those jobs were reaching into your pocket to find the time or having a chain hanging on you is annoying.