in 1983. Made of copper and aluminium, it hasthree faces and measures 7 foot by 5. Designed by
Charles Anderson, it was manufactured
by the company responsible for
Fortnum and Mason‘s well known clock
in Piccadilly, London.
Watches are getting out of hand. They used to be all Roman numerals, which was good forthe Latin, at least, if only up to 12. Later, Arabic numberals were usurped by green blobs which glowed inthe dark, and then—forthe minimalist— no numbers at all. This was a real clue to style, for we are defined by design. 0r our choice oi it.
There is the Seiko (below left) for the gadget-happy. a sort of dillerential calculus torwrist, worn by high powered accountants. Orthe sub-aqua affair, good under pressure (against sharks for instance?). Not for the modernist. The enfant terrible, non-conformist Bohemian wouldn't wearone at all. Forhim, see civic clocks, opposite.
With digital watches, wrists everywhere started bleeping- always out of synch and especially at potently silent times—curtain-up in the theatre or during a particularly tragic speech being favourites. But it‘s really the
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