What was the little pocket in jeans originally for?


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Darrin Kozey
November 05, 2019 9:13PM

It’s called the watch pocket, according to Levi Strauss & Co. It's been around as long as jeans have, and it was originally meant to protect the wearer's pocket watch. It's been given many informal names since, including the match pocket, the coin pocket, the condom pocket, and the ticket pocket.

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November 14, 2019 11:52AM
Gentlemens clothing often included a additional pocket for a timepiece.
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November 12, 2019 2:13PM
A chapstick pocket
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Robert.j Sullivan
November 12, 2019 9:55AM
The small pocket is actually called a watch pocket because it was originally intended as a safe place for men to store their pocket watches. It dates back to Levi's first ever pair of jeans, which hit the market in 1879.
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Wiki User
October 21, 2010 4:02PM

the coin pocket was originally for coins and loose change.