A few nice smart watches images I found:
Image from page 149 of “Punch” (1841)
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Year: 1841 (1840s)
Authors: Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870 Mayhew, Henry, 1812-1887 Taylor, Tom, 1817-1880 Brooks, Shirley, 1816-1874 Burnand, F. C. (Francis Cowley), 1836-1917 Seaman, Owen, 1861-1936
Subjects: English wit and humor English wit and humor, Pictorial
Publisher: [London] : [Punch Publications Ltd., etc.]
Contributing Library: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
Digitizing Sponsor: The Institute of Museum and Library Services through an Indiana State Library LSTA Grant
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Text Appearing Before Image:
method requiring only one-third the timeusually requisite. Book-keeping, as practised in the Government, Banking, and MerchantsOffices; Shorthand, &c. For Terms, &c, apply to Mr. SMART, at the Institution, 97b,Quadrant, Regent Street (corner of Swallow Street). London, removed from No. 5, Piccadilly. *»* Caution. — No connexion with parties travelling in the Provinces assuming the name,copying the alvert sements, &c, of Mr. William Smart, whose only address is—97 b, Quadrant,Regent Street, London ESTABLISHED UPWARDS OF 25 YEARS.PRIVATE AND CARRIAGE ENTRANCE IN SWALLOW STREET. BENSONS WATCHES. Perfection of Mechanism.—Morning Post. GOLD 5 to 100 Gs.: SILVER 2 to 50 Gs. Send Two Stamps for Bensons Illustrated Pamphlet, descriptive ofevery construction of Watch now made, with their prices. Watches sent to all parts of the Kingdom free byPost, or to India and the Colonies for 5s. extra. 33 & 34, Ludgate Hill, and 46 & 47, Cornhill, London, E.C.Established 1749.
Text Appearing After Image:
T. IQNGSFORD & SONS OSWEGO PREPARED CORN, FOR PUDDINGS, CUSTARDS, BLANCMANGE CAKES, &c, Is the original Preparation of Indian Corn, Manufactured at Oswego, State of New York, United States.Was Honourably Mentioned at the Great Exhibition. Hyde Park; also received a Gold Medal at New Tork State Fair, 1851. Wholesale Agents: ROBINSON, BELLVILLE, & Co., London.
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Out of time Project 365(2) Day 306
Image by Keith Williamson
On my blog yesterday, I wrote about the people who had bought what they were told were new campervans at a knockdown price only to find that they had actually been scrapped and were not safe for the road.
That story made me think about the watch that Jemma brought me back from Hong Kong.
Buying it was an ordeal in itself: Jemma met up with the vendor who showed her a catalogue of the watches he had for sale. Once she had chosen the ones she wanted, he went away and came back minutes later with them.
They are of course fakes, ostensibly copies of the real thing; this one is a Breitling and cost her the equivalent of £40 – not cheap!
The first thing I noticed was the one or two rough edges on the bracelet but no worries, It worked and the second hand swept smoothly round Rolex fashion. Leaving aside its fake identity, it looked a smart watch.
The watch is self winding which is good until you take it off your wrist. It will run for a few hours but not overnight so each morning you have to reset it.
If that was the only issue, it would be liveable with. However, what is a pain in the butt is the fact that it now loses an hour each day!
Pamela asked "Can’t you just wear it for its looks?" Noooo – you wear a watch to tell the time and if it doesn’t do that then it is a waste of time (no pun intended).
Canon 5D Mk II with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens.