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Silly question: Watch by dibbenm on 20 July 2005 4:48am
This is a silly question, and I haven't found the answer (it may be hidden amongst earlier postings... One thing that is in amost every picture of the MP is his watch. I'm sure he doesn't care less (or maybe he does), but does anybody know what watch it is? There - said it was a silly question, but it's been bugging me (on and off - not all the time!) for years and years. cheers - Mark
Re: Silly question: Watch by Ken Dunn on 20 July 2005 11:43pm
I haven't a clue but I know that some of the 'Travels' team sometimes read this site and perhaps they could provide you with the details. I would expect it is a robust reliable accurate type and a watch specialist could probably add to the following types that I would expect are possible types: Rolex, Seiko, Accurist, Timex and Sekonda. John Cleese once advertised Accurist and it may be a long shot that Michael uses the same.
Re: Silly question: Watch by dibbenm on 21 July 2005 1:28am
Thanks Ken - I hope they do and then I can be put out of my mysery! I had my suspicions it might be a Rotary, given the gold slim case, being analogue and the leather strap. Then again it might just be one of those ones you get out of the back of a Sunday Magazine.
Half of me says this is such an anal question, but the other half of me is fascinated secretly (or, now, not so secretly!): A watch can tell you quite a bit about a person... For example, I wear an Oris automatic because I love automatic watches - a testimony to the skills of the watchmaker and environmentally friendly coz there's no battery - and it was the best one I could afford. I have always associated different times of the day with different feelings, giving me a sense of the 'geography' of the day. 11am is very diferent from 4pm. I enjoy that very simple pleasure. And, as an insomniac, the non-digital tick often puts me to sleep. My wife, on the other hand, wears a plastic thing from the local discount jewellers, and then only when she has to. She used to work nights and hates having her day regulated by the incumberance of time!
So it would be interesting to get the view of himself, for somebody who spends so much of his err, time, travelling, having to watch the - time - catching trains and planes and boats and turn up to functions on... time. cheers - Mark
Re: Silly question: Watch by peripatetically on 21 July 2005 2:56pm
It may also be the one his wife, Helen , gave him and which a tribesman wanted in one of his travel series. The maker? I can't remember if he ever mentioned that.
Re: Silly question: Watch by Louise on 21 July 2005 8:06pm
Sorry I can`t answer your question Mark. But I do like your grand phrase "the MP", lol.


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