we are mercilessly, incessantly reminded by electronic gizmos shouting the correct time.
phones, tvs, cams, computing devices, autos, radio, tv, news journal building clocks, bank clocks; we cannot avoid knowing the exact time, except in casinos.
why do we need wristwatches, (especially $50,000 ones) or other personal timewear?
this casio keeps near perfect time.
i set it spring and fall.
it doesn't do dates, or play cheap sickening tacky midi tunes, or tell me whether 'tis night or day, or spout lunar or astrological phases, and is worthless for planting corn.
...doesn't glow in the dark.
right now, it is accurate to about 3 seconds.
it cost about $6 brand new from amazon..
a real band from the local pawn shop, installed for about $4, replacing the cardboard one, completed the purchase.
of course, i am missing the point.
watches aren't about time.
wristwatches are as obsolete and useless as our brains(everything is calculated for us) or little(st) toes.
(of toe rings or toepieces for time, i haven't yet heard )
what i really really really want is a faintly glowing rolex watch which wont calculate or display time.
perhaps a feminine model could calculate time, but never reveal it.
rolex could market the pieces, with impressive phony james earl jones voiceovers, as TIMELESS.