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February 22, 2020

A man who wears one watch always knows what time it is; a man with two is never sure

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Reader Pamela Barnes commented as follows yesterday:

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She was referring to footage in this video, a screen grab from which appears below.

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At first glance it does appear as if I'm wearing two watches — but take a closer look.

The square "watch" — featured in the picture that leads this post — turns out to be a conceptual piece by Berlin (Germany)-based artist Ina Seifart which I fell in love with at first sight decades ago and bought.

As I recall, she called it the "Timeless Watch."

From time to time, when I'm wearing it without any other wrist candy, someone will ask me if I have the time, and I'll flash it.

Expressions vary, but they're always amusing — at least to me.

But then, I'm easily amused.

It just occurred to me that anyone who loves this piece as much as I do would be someone I'd get along with great.

Alas, I've yet to meet that person (I mean one who loves the inherent conceptual genius of it as much as me).

Turns out the artist is still making them: here's one in gold

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that appears on her website.

February 22, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


Comments

JOE! I love it! Too Cool!

Posted by: Pamela Barnes | Feb 24, 2020 1:24:59 PM

I have a watch that only has 'now' written on it.

Posted by: Jo | Feb 22, 2020 1:39:24 PM

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