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October 16, 2006 5:06 AM   Subscribe

JJ Casalonga's Gallery of Odd Watches contains a number of rare and esoteric designs. Some are conventional but for being nearly transparent or made of wood, while others are truly bizarre and impractical. Is this what the timecube guy wears? Don't miss the Bolshevik counter-clockwise design.
posted by Rhomboid (12 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
An interesting collection.

The wooden watch reminded me of the first clocks made by John Harrison. One of which is stored at Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.
posted by elephantday at 5:44 AM on October 16, 2006


I like the PP Cobra. That's a cool little device, there. And it's called Cobra.
posted by bunglin jones at 6:39 AM on October 16, 2006


The migraine watch is cool, but I think I could do without the flaming orbit feature.
posted by crunchland at 6:45 AM on October 16, 2006


The watch fetishism of old rich men usually disgusts me, but for some reason I need to own that backward Bolshevik watch.
posted by afu at 6:58 AM on October 16, 2006 [1 favorite]


I don't see what's so impractical about the one linked to with the word 'impractical'. It would be hard to read in poor lighting, sure, but it actually looks like a nice, sleek design to me.
posted by noahpoah at 7:30 AM on October 16, 2006


Impractical watch tells me it is 5:10 Happy Hour! This watch however uses local colloquialisms to tell the time. Very practical unless you never learned to tell time that way.
posted by Gungho at 8:00 AM on October 16, 2006


Very neat link. Thanks. That is a pretty odd batch of watches.

There is a little overlap at the Watchismo online gallery. I've posted that link here before, but it seems like a good supplement.
posted by JBennett at 8:07 AM on October 16, 2006


Oh, and I had missed this. Watchismo has got a Blog!
posted by JBennett at 8:22 AM on October 16, 2006


Cool. :)
posted by Foosnark at 8:57 AM on October 16, 2006


From a recent New Yorker: “Now that we can tell time, I’d like to suggest that we begin imposing deadlines.”
posted by cenoxo at 11:21 AM on October 16, 2006


Very cool. I wsh I owned that wooden watch.
posted by kosher_jenny at 12:47 PM on October 16, 2006


[this is good]
posted by dhruva at 7:56 PM on October 16, 2006


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