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    New York Times Article on Baselworld

    Alex Williams, who I believe generally covers fashion for the New York Times, wrote this piece. If you wondered how a non-WIS, "fashionista" views Baselworld and the world of fine watches generally, wonder no more.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/st...an-region&_r=0

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    Interesting article. Thanks for the link, Kronos.

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    That was an interesting perspective.

    I liked the quote by Jack Forster at the end.

    “Guys like machines,” he said, then elaborated: “We like machines because we can relate to them kinesthetically. There’s something about force being transmitted through gears that we can relate to on a physical level. With watches, we feel that there is something in some inexplicable way alive about them, in a way that electronics are not.”

    And that’s the problem with any battery-powered time keeper, be it quartz watch or smartwatch: “The minute you put it on your wrist,” Mr. Forster said, “it starts to die.”

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    And that’s the problem with any battery-powered time keeper, be it quartz watch or smartwatch: “The minute you put it on your wrist,” Mr. Forster said, “it starts to die.”
    Most excellent.
    "Either He's Dead, Or My Watch Has Stopped....."
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