Five including the watch pocket. I have carried a pocket knife for nearly fifty years and I prefer to use the watch pocket. Had been carrying a Buck 110 in the right rear for a couple of years, a bit heavy. Picked up a nice new, smaller knife in January, and some of my other brands of jeans it was too big for the pocket. Okay on the Levi 505's I usually wear, but I really like these Wranglers and the watch pocket is bigger. I'm 5'11" (I'm shrinking with age) and weigh 200 lbs. so I don't care for the Levi 550 baggy butt jeans. These are great.