The (Not So) Complete Story Of Rock And Roll And Watches

The (Not So) Complete Story Of Rock And Roll And Watches

Postby Racer-X » April 5th 2018, 10:28pm

by Jan Lidmaňský "The mechanical watch works just like a metronome, with its isochronic balance maintaining a steady rhythm and the delicate tick-tock of its pallet jewels providing a rhythmic beat to our oft-frantic lives. If we ramp up the power and swap the metronome for a drum kit and a few electric guitars we have rock and roll! But which watches do rock-and-roll icons wear?"

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Re: The (Not So) Complete Story Of Rock And Roll And Watches

Postby TemerityB » April 6th 2018, 11:58am

Couple of other things that people noted:

In 2007, there was a Rolling Stone cover with Keith Richards and Johnny Depp - and on that cover, Richards was actually wearing a Stauer watch. Can't remember if it was that goofy "guitar" watch that Croton later copied, but it was definitely a Stauer, since music blogs filled up with the question: WTF is Keith Richards doing wearing a $200 watch? Which was heartening, since even they realize that Stauer is Sunday supplement shit.

Apparently, Raymond Weil has a hit on its hands with the rock-themed watches. They followed up the original Beatles watch, with an Abbey Road-themed one (tiny Beatles are "crossing the road" on the lower part of the dial). In December, they followed that up with a watch paying homage to David Bowie; the pic is my own bad shot from beneath the glass at Macy's.

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