I’ve bought anachronistic items like the GEORGE pocket watch before. My intent: to be a “fedora” (a.k.a., a pretentious, attention-seeking ass). And then I found myself developing a deep appreciation for the sensibility of bygone accoutrements. And became even more annoying as a true believer zealously trying to convert others that the seemingly obsolete is, in fact, superior to the modern . . .
The Timex Easy Reader asks a question: do you remember your first watch? Not the first good one, nor the first one you bought. Your first ever timepiece. I was around seven years old. It was a little silver-colored case analog with a white dial and a black “genuine leather” band. A gift from my grandmother. It wasn’t heirloom quality, and almost certainly bought from a department store . . .