• Google Glassholes: High-Tech Visionaries or Fashion Victims? Even though 2014 is poised to be the year of the wearable, everyone’s talking about the glassholes who wear them. That’s the writes-itself pejorative for the 10,000 or so people who’ve coughed up $1,500 to beta-test a pair of Glass, the awkwardly singular brand name Google has given its interactive spectacles, which lets wearers take photos, shoot video, get driving directions, and perform any num…
  • Time for Tuna: 'Sorry Charlie' Wristwatch I don't wear a wristwatch, but I do have a weak spot for tuna sandwiches, preferably on sourdough, with a squeeze of fresh Meyer lemon and a thick slice of tomato. Mmmm. So I guess might wear this timepiece, posted a few days ago on Show & Tell by silveruser, who wants to know the age and value of this charming advertising wristwatch. After some amateur sleuthing, here's what I found out.…
  • Don Levison on Cartier Tanks, Rolex Oysters, and Hamilton Venturas I got interested in pocket watches from working on mechanical things. I had an old car, and working on it gave me immediate satisfaction. It’s a thrill to fix something and get it to run. But I realized that keeping an old car in San Francisco wasn’t the most efficient thing to do, so I guess pockets watches became a substitute. From pocket watches I moved into wristwatches. Pocket watches are sti…
  • Jonathan Snellenburg Ticks off the History of Watches and Clocks I grew up outside of Philadelphia. I didn’t have any particular interest in clocks or watches as a kid; that came after I started working at Christie’s East, where I ran the Jewelry and Silver Departments. When I arrived, I found watches basically sitting on my desk, so I began studying them, cataloging them, and doing watch sales. I don’t collect watches myself; I have more than enough clocks …
  • Elgins, Patek Philippes, and Other Timeless Wristwatches I started with pocket watches as a child, watching old movies on television, watching the cowboys occasionally pull out an old pocket watch. I collected pocket watches until my grandfather gave me his old wristwatch when I was about 18. It was a real funny-looking, old thing, and I thought it was an interesting design, a little bit different. I wore it and was surprised at the amount of comments t…