Quiz the one hundred-and-seventy-third: Keeping time (Part three)

I was recently reading a collection of essays by Umberto Eco where he talks (complains, really) about how wristwatches have been replaced by cell phones. Why has this happened? “Technology had invented the wristwatch so human beings didn’t have to carry a pendulum clock around their neck or pull a pocket watch out of their waistcoat pocket every few minutes, and now my friend [with a phone] has to walk around, whatever he’s doing, with one hand perennially busy. Humanity is losing the use of one of its limbs . . . ”

But enough complaining from grumpy old men! Here’s a line-up of watches for you to examine in one of our more challenging quizzes.

See also: Quiz the twenty-seventh: Keeping time (Part one), Quiz the one hundred-and-twenty-fifth: Keeping time (Part two).

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24 thoughts on “Quiz the one hundred-and-seventy-third: Keeping time (Part three)

      1. Alex Good Post author

        Back in the day we all wore watches. They were big. Like daguerreotype big. Sometimes you went to the moving pictures just to see them.

  1. fragglerocking

    1) Thomas Crown Affair (Brosnan not McQueen)
    2) Mission Impossible 2
    3) Hot Fuzz
    5) Inland Empire)
    6) Knives Out
    7) Serenity
    10) Our Man Flint
    11) Narcopolis
    14) Minority Report
    15) Transporter 3
    16) Resident Evil
    17) Interstellar
    20) Kingsman The Secret Service
    21) Goldfinger
    23) Pulp Fiction
    24) Predestination
    25) Easy Rider.

    Reply
  2. Over-The-Shoulder

    Wow, Fraggle is too damn good. As a matter of fact, I know a guy who produced and worked on Narcopolis. Occasionally supplies me with hard-to-find movies. Quite the character…

    Reply

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