** Something to make you think note is at the end of this post. Stay tuned! **
| an Equinoctial Sundial with|
the Tower Bridge in London
|pocket watch with|
Peridot and Emerald accents
|bracelet-watch by Capt & Freundler|
à Genève in 1813
|Patek Philippe's wristwatch|
The classic wristwatch we see today is a sign of individual taste, culture, and nostalgia. Watches were not only crafted for telling time, but they have always been a symbol of something personal, a statement of who we are. The same goes with a lot of mantle clocks, like the one you see pictured to the right. Timepieces are often passed down from generation to generation, gifted as a rite of passage, and frequently become family heirlooms. In fact, I'm fairly certain you would find such an heirloom somewhere in your own family history.
|Bronze and Sevres porcelain|
clock and garniture set
Today, despite the invention of the cell phone and other electronic devices which provide the time, the wristwatch is still worn by more than half of the world's population. Of course, now, we also have electronic wristwatches which also allow us to make phone calls on them, or which track our steps, calories burned, and the depth of our sleep. Who remembers the show, Knight Rider, from the 1980's? I see these watches and immediately think KITT.
It will be amazing to see where the watch industry will take us next!
SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU THINK
I attended a business seminar where Connie Podesta was one of the keynote speakers. She spoke about personality shapes, but she also had an illustration about the value of time, and she brought up 5 volunteers who were aged 40+ onto the stage with her. Asked them to tell her the time, and all 5 of them looked at their wrists. Connie had a stopwatch and *timed* how long it took them to tell her the time. It was 0.83 seconds.
Next, she asked 5 volunteers from the 30 and under age group to come up on stage. She asked them the same question, and all 5 of them pulled out their smartphones. It took them 4.26 seconds.
Now, think about how YOU tell time, then multiply that by an estimate of how many times a day you check the time, and you'll realize how much time you WASTE....checking the time.
Things that make you ponder....
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN:
* Do you currently wear a watch on your wrist or own one? If so, is it one you selected or was it passed down to you?
* If you don't own or use a watch, why not? What do you use to tell the time? Is it for convenience or because you don't like wearing things on your wrists?
* What is 1 fascinating fact about today's post which caught your eye today?
Leave answers to these questions or any feedback on the post in the comments below. Don't forget to come back on the 9th of August for my next appearance.
Tiffany Amber Stockton has been crafting and embellishing stories since childhood, when she was accused of having a very active imagination and cited with talking entirely too much. Today, she has honed those childhood skills to become an author and speaker who has partnered with Nerium International in the anti-aging, health & wellness, and personal development industry, helping others become their best from the inside out.
She lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have one girl and one boy, and a Retriever mix named Roxie. She has sold twenty (21) books so far and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.