1. Thinking Out Loud - What Do Watches Represent?

    What are these objects that keep track of time? Why do we like them, and what do they represent to us? I like to think about my motivations, and I like to ponder the underlying meanings behind things that influence me in life.

    Humans are metaphorical animals. Because we evolved this thing called language, we developed brains that organize reality into symbolic structures. We think in proxies, in models, and we habitually create metaphors to substitute an object, symbol or sign for an ...

    Updated Sep 14, 2015 at 07:26 AM by skywatch

  2. Citizen Astrodea - Review & Tips for setting a rare and unusual watch

    I figured I would start my first IWL blog here with an article I wrote back in 2011, reviewing a watch I had searched for and finally found at a good price back at the time. I still have the watch in 2015, and stupid though it may sound, sometimes I have to go back and re-read this article to remember how to calibrate the star chart. So, let's put it here on IWL, just in case anyone finds one of these and needs a reminder. All ...

    Updated Sep 4, 2015 at 09:28 PM by skywatch

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