As you might have been able to tell, I'm developing a strong interest in pocketwatches. Why? Cause they are as pure as a watch can get.
To me, sometimes you could screw up a dial or movement or case but make up for it with an exquisite set of lugs. Other times, a case can destroy the sheer elegance of a case. Still other times, the dial has a disproportion with the watch's case. On the brighter side, lugs and a case can brighten up a dial or sometimes look great or not so great on a wrist; depending on who's wrist of course. .
You see, a wristwatch carries plenty of added quirks which could or could not be so great and surely they do test a watchmaker's creativity even further. .
A pocketwatch however, might not be as difficult to execute as a wristwatch (larger, heavier, more robust parts), but it is the purest form of watchmaking that exists and a very scarce one in today's time. You can develop all you want in a case that must still be a "pocket" sized case (any larger and it becomes quite silly tbh) and yet it all becomes about that dial. Perfect legibility, strong creativity, and above all tradition and purity.
Even among pocketwatches, there lies an elite. You don't just make a pocketwatch, you have to make sense. This is the world in the pocket of its great maker, George Daniels. This is the Space Traveller, a watch made with everything you would need if you went to space. .
I would like to hope that some day, it would make it there 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
Pic via @hodinkee
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