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ECLECTICIST: Watches

Show Notes & Research

Introduction

Topic Overview

Off-topic

Talking Points

Glossary

Wrap Up

From the Show

Broadcast: 15th May, 2016

Last update: 19th May, 2016

Published: 19th May, 2016

Introduction

Topic Overview

A watch is a general term for a small, wearable clock. After centuries of admirably telling the time of day, they soon expanded into various other time based arenas such as informing its owner of the day of the week, the month, moon phases, an alarm and even a stopwatch. In the 1970s the humble watch jumped on the digital bandwagon and went stratospheric. The ‘clockface’ gone; instead an array of futuristic numbers that dance and sparkle and even more time-themed features. Soon; a calculator of all things. Through the 80s, 90s and 2000s, watches got better and better and just when we thought we had a fully developed understanding of ‘the watch’, BAM! The smartwatch happened. This is all well and good but let’s not forget: a watch is wearable that is to say, it can be clothing or jewelry. Not only can it tell you the time, it can tell you that the person wearing it has good taste or should be killed.

Off-topic

What we’re not talking about

Talking Points

Each bullet is a talking point. Sub-bullets are topics that may or may not be covered. Usage: Read the bullet and sub-bullets then talk about some or all sub-bullets.

Obama’s watch: Jorg Gray model 6500, http://www.barackswatch.com/

Omega Speedmaster, on the moon 1962

Chopard 210 karat, the most expensive new watch in the world at £18M.

James Bond’s watch in Spectre: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra James Bond Spectre Watch (£4,650)

Parmigiani: Bugatti 370 model

Geoffrey’s exact watch (model)

Ben’s watch (something like this)

Glossary

Terminology specific to the topic

Wrap Up

From the Show

Notes, corrections and further references

http://www.uniquewatchguide.com/

History of horology, Internet Archive

Textart.ru database of slogans

Open Source Watch

https://www.prestigetime.com