Friday, May 6, 2011
Who wears a wristwatch anymore? — Matthew Battles, The Atlantic
I do! I love my laptop, iPad and iPhone — but I still wear a watch. If I'm working with a client, or taking a walk, or having coffee with someone, it's easier (and less disruptive) to look down at my wrist than to pull the iPhone out of my purse. So for those of you who are like me, here are some nice watches I've seen recently. All of these come in multiple colors, not just the ones shown here.
When it comes to clocks and watches, I like simple and elegant — and easy to read. And that's what you get from Uniform Wares watches, one of which is shown above. For those in the U.S., one place to find these watches is Horne. [via Better Living Through Design and Switched On Set]
When I last wrote about watches, someone mentioned the good old Timex watch, which has the Indiglo lighted-dial feature — very handy at night. Now you can get the Timex Originals — "classic Timex reissues spanning the 20th century" — with the same feature. [via Uncrate - the source for that quote, too]
Moving up in price, Plus Minus Zero has a lovely watch with a changeable band. You can purchase it through twentytwentyone or Japan Trend Shop.
And finally, just for fun, let me alert you to the Girard-Perregaux Opera Three watch - which has a "miniature carillon" composed of a keyboard and a drum and plays your choice of Mozart or Tchaikovsky. List price? $560,000, although you can get it for a mere $420,000. [via The Atlantic]
Watches - Because Some of Us Still Rely on Them to Keep Us on Track