Cigar cutter watch fob

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A cigar cutter watch fob is a decorative and utilitarian pendant that is attached to the opposite side of a chain as a pocket watch.wikipedia
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A cigar cutter watch fob is a decorative and utilitarian pendant that is attached to the opposite side of a chain as a pocket watch. Pocket watches were the most common type of portable timepiece from their invention in the 1500s right up until the advent of the wristwatch after World War I.
Ostensibly practical gadgets such as a watch winding key, vesta case, or a cigar cutter also appeared on watch chains, although usually in an overly decorated style.

Cigar cutter

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The watch fob version of the cigar cutter falls into similar categories as those of the larger handheld or countertop cigar cutter s.
Fairholt also describes a variation on the cigar cutter watch fob:

Cigar

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It is used to cleanly cut the end of a cigar so it burns evenly.

World War I

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Pocket watches were the most common type of portable timepiece from their invention in the 1500s right up until the advent of the wristwatch after World War I.

Fob

Both men’s and women’s watches were commonly attached to decorative fob s. However, because women were discouraged from smoking in public, it was primarily men who wore the cigar cutter variety.