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- Jan 29, 2010
- South Gippsland, Australia
- Real Name
- Ray, not Oz
Its based on a preexisting Valbray design. Here is what the non leica version looks like.As a bit of a collector of Watches - nothing fancy, I have a bit of penchant for Japanese Seikos and other cheapish stuff - I have to say that thing is hideous. It looks like it was designed by a committee
Back in the day I had a job which was rough on wrist watches so I carried a pocket watch. Reach in pocket, flip the cover, read the time, close the cover, replace in pocket....Even then.. I still have my phone. ...
Moto 360 looks nice... only one I would consider if I just had to have a smartwatch now (i don't). The other android watches all remind me of calculator watches of the past... a bit too geeky. I'm hoping a technology company collaborates with a watch maker to deliver something truly stunning in both the technical and esthetics.I have 10 watches... We eiko, invicta, tw steel, gshock. Love them but I'm hoping some nice android watches are coming soon like the moto 360.
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agentlossing;647717...mechanical pocket watch. I don't want one with a battery. Unfortunately said:Nope, they're still made and readily available.
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My gold (plated) pocket watch is, unfortunately, battery powered as is my el-cheapo pot-metal-keeps-time-like-a-calendar pocket watch that my grandkids gave me when they were little. My mechanical watches bit the dust long ago, like my meerschaum pipes .
I keep 'em out of sentimental value but don't really have a use for them anymore. My wristwatch, being solar powered, sits on an open shelf facing the door wall in the bedroom and only gets moved when it gets dusted .
The wristwatch was much more convenient when I was working, attending meetings (yeeuch!), etc., but the pocket watch had much more panache and when one wanted to know the time one really wanted to know. There was no heedless glancing at one's wrist; with a pocket watch one had to consciously take the time to ummmm...check the time.
Maybe instead of a flip phone that also tells the time someone will come out with a pocket watch that can also make phone calls .