- a short chain, cord, or ribbon for securing a watch when worn on the person.
Origin of watch guard
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for watch guard
I have got a watch-guard too, you see, for fear of losing my watch.Deerbrook
Here, each of you wear one of these on your watch-guard to remind you.Eight Cousins
Louisa M. Alcott
Did you or did you not notice what kind of watch-guard Mr. Bellingham was wearing?The Vanishing Man
R. Austin Freeman
"I think you will," he answered, playing with his watch-guard.
Behold him in pepper-and-salt pantaloons, with his watch-guard round his neck.Our Mutual Friend