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http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4298102.html

Mechanical wristwatches (as opposed to battery-powered ones) offer us what sci-fi writer William Gibson called the "tamogotchi experience": the sense that we are wearing and tending to a living thing that whirrs and ticks on our wrist. Throughout the years, these machines have kept the trains running on time and helped the Man in the Grey Flannel Suit make his two-martini lunch. Sadly, however, these gems are now frequently absent from our wrists thanks to those ubiquitous portable time-telling devices—laptops and cellphones. Watch expert John Biggs, who runs crunchgear.com and is the author of a forthcoming book about watches for Dial Press, offers an in-depth look at some of the most amazing watches from this century and beyond—including a hockey-puck-size watch that is one of the most complex mechanical devices ever made
 

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What do you know I dont have any of them:% very interesting article Marc thanks for bringing it to us. I do own 5 mechanical watches the oldest is about 65 tears old and still keeps time.
 

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I'm required to wear a smart phone and a digital pager 24/7 however I still use my wristwatch to tell time. 90% of the time it is an automatic/mechanical watch because I'm just fascinated with the intrinsic operation and ornate details that go into one of these fantastic timepieces.
 

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Thanks for the link. I'm not surprised that 1/3 of the world's most important timepieces come from the house of Patek Philippe!

Also, it's nice to see the Oyster Perpetual on the list . . . ONLY the most innovative case design in modern horology!
 
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