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A Box of Wonders in Your Pocket

Your modern quartz wristwatch rolls off the assembly lines in China or Taiwan or Japan or maybe the Philippines by the thousands, mass-produced in tremendous quantity and at comparatively little cost. It has relatively few moving parts, will probably never receive more service than the occasional new battery or band, and if at some point it stops working… repair? Nobody repairs watches anymore, except the high-end prestige “chronographs” from Switzerland; go buy a new watch.

A vintage pocket watch, on the other hand, is a bit more complicated…
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Published in: Geekiness, General, History | on May 11th, 2009 | Comments Off on A Box of Wonders in Your Pocket