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A Post About Wristwatches

I read a fascinating article from GQ on a gang of smash-and-grab wristwatch thieves. It’s called The Time Bandits of Southern California and in it writer Amy Wallace details how law enforcement cracked the case of a series of wristwatch burglaries at high-end retailers in California. The thieves targeted expensive wristwatches so they had a greater chance of a high monetary return on the risks they were taking. The article lists a number of brands…

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Tick Tock – An Assortment of Clocks

In case it hasn’t become apparent yet, I’m using clocks as the visual theme for The Pragmatic Historian. What better way to illustrate the uses of history than through a practical tool that helps us mark time? When I decided on the clock theme, I ran around the house, looking for and gathering up clocks in order to properly photograph them. I was shocked, absolutely shocked with how many clocks I found: 28 of them!…

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