Wow. So. Here’s an old pocket watch. It worked, until I got it in 1998. Illinois Watch company, circa 1890.
I would so love to make this work again... It’d probably take a heroic effort involving CT scans and serious prototyping to build a new spindle to wind it.
The history of timing is a contentious topic, and all the pictures are potatoes (iphone 4S).
Next post up will be some VW lapel pins from the 60s and 90s (hint: the ones from the 60s were better).