Jacob & Co. Oil Pump: Tacky?

Let me start with a simple statement: the Jacob & Co. Oil Pump watch is NOT the tackiest watch big money can buy. Richard Mille sells some hideously expensive (and plain hideous) day-glow and diamond encrusted timepieces.They make the Oil Pump seem like a two-hand Patek Philippe Calatrava. In fact, I’d place the Oil Pump into an entirely different category: kitsch. Wikipedia defines the term thus:

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Hermes Arceau: Need Want

My name is Robert Farago and I’m a watch addict. No surprise there; I’ve started a watch blog. And I’ve got to say it’s doing nothing to get the horological monkey off my back, and everything to make the little bastard bounce off the walls like Robin Williams during major coke binge. So anyway, a new feature debuts: Need Want of the Day. It’s that little guy on the left . . .

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