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Category: Watches...

  • the first watches were made in Germany and France after 1500, first measuring 4-5 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep; they were carried in the hand
  • the performance of the modern watch depends on the uniformity of the period of oscillation of the balance, i.e. the regularity of its movement
  • learning how to use your watch as a compass
  • synchronized watches and clocks
  • Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true. (S. Johnson)
  • Whoever considers morality the main objective of human existence, seems to me like a person who defines the purpose of a clock as not going wrong. The first objective for a clock, is, however, that it does run; not going wrong is an additional regulative function. If not a watch's greatest accomplishment were not going wrong, unwound watches might be the best. (Franz Grillparzer)
  • [I work until] beer o clock. (Stephen King)
  • Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you - you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside. (A. Solzhenitsyn)