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    Interesting articles and whatnot from around the Internet

    Member Colin posted a link to a really great piece from npr in one of the iWatch threads and I thought it was too good to just leave there where people might not see it.
    Here, then, is a thread to keep random bits of horological writing from the wider Web that are worthy of sharing with the community.
    Here's the piece Colin posted, which manages to combine a semi-review of the iWatch with a potted history of the modern watch industry and a nicely personal account of the magic of mechanicals.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechcons...tested-by-time
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    Seiko's history is an interesting read. 115 pages so it's a quick evening read.
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    ^^^^that is interesting though just when it reached the period I was especially interested the historians didn't feel there was so much that concerned them

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    Excellent article. He makes some great points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    ...a thread to keep random bits of horological writing from the wider Web that are worthy of sharing with the community
    Videos too?

    History of Spring Drive

    (Yeah, I'm still debating between the Snowflake and the opaline AT with the date window border.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    Videos too?

    History of Spring Drive

    (Yeah, I'm still debating between the Snowflake and the opaline AT with the date window border.)
    Definitely videos when they're as great as that one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    Videos too?

    History of Spring Drive

    (Yeah, I'm still debating between the Snowflake and the opaline AT with the date window border.)
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    ^^^^that is interesting though just when it reached the period I was especially interested the historians didn't feel there was so much that concerned them
    Yeah, there's that. I'd love to see a focus on 1960's until now.

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    for those fascinated with digital watch, especially vintage ones -- this is a good reading:

    http://wornandwound.com/2015/04/09/c...al-revolution/

    also from the old place... a cheap watch that goes diving =)

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f74/can...e-1847322.html

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    BBC's article of "The most iconic timepieces of the last 100 years"

    http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/201...iconic-watches

    Does anyone agree or disagree with this? I'd say its fairly close to what I was thinking as well.

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