Simply put, the fob is a handle with which to pull your watch from your pocket. !8th c gents and commoners used the simple ribbon style, and the watch was simply tucked into a pocket. As fashion evolved, chains replaced ribbons, and all manner of seals and fripperies were added to the required watch key. See our watch keys in the hardware section, to give a truly wound-up look to even the most modern of pocket watches. All our fobs and chains include a key, a seal-like bit of bling, and extra loops for you to add your own trinkets & treasures, such as a pen-knife for trimming your quills with. Even without a watch on the other end, these accessories will give you the look of the time you desire to portray!