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    How the Great War made wristwatches happen

    Interesting article on BoingBoing:

    How WWI made wristwatches happen


    "Accurately answering the question “What time is it?” has been a human obsession for millennia – but it’s only been since World War I that you’re likely to turn your wrist to do so."

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    Cheers M- a good read.
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    bookmarked for later reading, but yeah man, cheers for that.

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    Good read. Thanks for that.

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    Good read


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    Moved to central.

    We wouldn't be having this exchange without that war, right? Thank God for it then, eh?!
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    Pocket watches are cool too!
    These were the norm before WWI but too cumbersome for officers to wear in the trenches.

    Some officers never switched to wristwatches. Churchill fought as a Major in Flanders after the fiasco at Gallipoli (whether you believe he was to blame for this or not). He always carried his Bregeut pocket watch which he called The Turnip due to its size.


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    Very informative. Goes to show you that unintended consequences can be positive no matter the situation.
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