I love clocks and watches, especially mechanical ones. For example, I have a gorgeous alarm clock in my bedroom; I bought it more than 20 years ago and I need to wind it up every morning, but it still works perfectly.
Or, even though I only wear it when I have an appointment for which I cannot be late, I also invested in a lovely, decent chronograph watch after my last swatch gave up the ghost. And even though it is obviously a men’s watch, I prefer its clear lines over any and all bling that usually comes with women’s watches. In fact, if they ever make this one in a size that looks less like a soup plate on my wrist, I will buy it immediately. (Waves to Switzerland…)
Anyway, back to Japan… The wall clock in my office died just before my vacation, so I needed to replace it. I did not really have a clear idea of what I wanted, but since my office has a rather eclectic style, I was pretty free in my choice. And then I found this:
Yes, okay, it is a plastic made-in-China thing running on batteries and automatic radio timer, but I just love the retro look. It reminds me of something, but I just cannot put my finger on it… Any ideas?