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The History Of Presidential Watches

PostPosted: November 10th 2017, 4:57am
by spanky1

Re: The History Of Presidential Watches

PostPosted: November 10th 2017, 5:23am
by foghorn
That might be the first Hoodincky article I read to the end.

Thanks,good stuff.

Re: The History Of Presidential Watches

PostPosted: November 10th 2017, 8:36am
by JAS1125
I've read these Presidential watches articles before, but this one seemed more detailed.
Thanks for sharing!

Re: The History Of Presidential Watches

PostPosted: November 10th 2017, 2:18pm
by 3Flushes
The segment on Lincoln was great.

Apparently Dillon's "clear" memory about what he inscribed under the dial in 1861 was only about as good as his claim to his former remarkable eyesight in the NY Times story. It seems to me that the second inscription (1864) must have been added during a later servicing of the watch as a private joke of the watchmaker, apparently a confederate sympathizer given the JD reference.

Fun stuff.

Re: The History Of Presidential Watches

PostPosted: November 10th 2017, 9:28pm
by bedlam
Why the fuck would anyone care what watch a politician wore? I truly can't fathom that shit at all.

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Re: The History Of Presidential Watches

PostPosted: November 10th 2017, 9:46pm
by biglove
bedlam wrote:Why the fuck would anyone care what watch a politician wore? I truly can't fathom that shit at all.

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I think it is an appreciation of the Office of POTUS. Couldn’t care what the average politician wore but is different with our Presidents. After all, he is the most powerful man on the planet while in office.

Re: The History Of Presidential Watches

PostPosted: November 10th 2017, 9:55pm
by bedlam
biglove wrote:
bedlam wrote:Why the fuck would anyone care what watch a politician wore? I truly can't fathom that shit at all.

I think it is an appreciation of the Office of POTUS. Couldn’t care what the average politician wore but is different with our Presidents. After all, he is the most powerful man on the planet while in office.

Yanks do seem more beholden to their elected leader. For Aussies the PM title just means you are first amongst idiots. You have to earn respect by actually doing something worthy. The office/title doesn't count for much...and I certainly don't give a fuck what watch an office holder wore.

Re: The History Of Presidential Watches

PostPosted: November 10th 2017, 10:30pm
by Mark1
I don't really give a rats ass what any of these douchebags wear.

Re: The History Of Presidential Watches

PostPosted: November 10th 2017, 10:36pm
by conjurer
bedlam wrote:
biglove wrote:
bedlam wrote:Why the fuck would anyone care what watch a politician wore? I truly can't fathom that shit at all.

I think it is an appreciation of the Office of POTUS. Couldn’t care what the average politician wore but is different with our Presidents. After all, he is the most powerful man on the planet while in office.

Yanks do seem more beholden to their elected leader. For Aussies the PM title just means you are first amongst idiots. You have to earn respect by actually doing something worthy. The office/title doesn't count for much...and I certainly don't give a fuck what watch an office holder wore.


Goddamn it, Carl! We're WISs! We write Tolstoy novels about what watches second-rate fictional characters wear!!

Re: The History Of Presidential Watches

PostPosted: November 11th 2017, 12:34am
by bedlam
conjurer wrote:
bedlam wrote:
biglove wrote:
bedlam wrote:Why the fuck would anyone care what watch a politician wore? I truly can't fathom that shit at all.

I think it is an appreciation of the Office of POTUS. Couldn’t care what the average politician wore but is different with our Presidents. After all, he is the most powerful man on the planet while in office.

Yanks do seem more beholden to their elected leader. For Aussies the PM title just means you are first amongst idiots. You have to earn respect by actually doing something worthy. The office/title doesn't count for much...and I certainly don't give a fuck what watch an office holder wore.


Goddamn it, Carl! We're WISs! We write Tolstoy novels about what watches second-rate fictional characters wear!!

Don't get me started on that shit :scratch:

Re: The History Of Presidential Watches

PostPosted: November 11th 2017, 12:40am
by artman
I enjoyed that article very much.