Man and His Watch, A: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them
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Awesome. . . . Contains dozens of beautifully photographed watches. The real joy, though, is found in the stories that unfold about each one."
A mechanical watch consumes no power and possesses no energy except that which you bestow upon it by winding it or simply moving. And in return it becomes your most trusted companion, allowing you to navigate the glorious pathway that is life with unfailing precision. With A Man and His Watch, Matt Hranek brings to life the ineffable bond we make with the amazing machine with a heartbeat that lives on our wrist. And I can't think of a better person to chronicle this."
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I really wanted to create a new watch device-a tough watch and a digital watch. The ideas came from existing products and things: a car tire, a caterpillar’s body. I asked myself what kind of design was needed, and what kind of basic function it should have. These were early considerations, but the starting point was to make a tough watch.
A grand testimony to the idea that, rather than just telling the time, a watch can serve as a marker of a particular moment or memory. . . . Sumptuously photographed." Anyone with the financial means can buy many watches. But a true collector is consumed by passion for storytelling, artisanship, history and value.” This book, naturally, is about remarkable watches. But it's really about why objects have meaning--who made them and why. Together it's a collective history about what we inherit, what we pass on, and the stories we tell that become more important over time."A wonderful meditation not just on watches, but on how men use them to better understand their fathers, their families, and ultimately their own place in the world."
Great watches not only tell time--they also tell stories. Matt Hranek has assembled a wonderful collection of stories and images representing a diverse and fascinating group of horological devotees."
As I explained to them, if you wash the watch in enough clear water, the dye will come out of the plastic and it will be white again.