Friday, October 13, 2006
The World's Coolest Watch Collection
J.J. Casalonga has fallen in love with strange watches. "Since the early days of watches, the display of the time is always the same: 2 or 3 hands turning in circle to tell the hour, minutes and seconds. I admit, it works. The reading is easy, quick, and straightforward. But when something works, there are always people who try to do something different. The idea behind this web page is not to find a better way of telling time, but rather to provide another way of telling the time. Here are some examples that Casalonga has compiled."
The most interesting story I've come across on time telling is the story of the man who developed a clock for navigation.
There is a book on it called "Longitude" sub-titled "The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time." It's by Dava Sobel.
There is also a one hour documentary on it on TV if you can catch it.