Book Reviews of Marking Time: Collecting Watches and Thinking about Time

Marking Time: Collecting Watches and Thinking about Time
Marking Time Collecting Watches and Thinking about Time
Author: Michael Korda
ISBN-13: 9780760735763
ISBN-10: 076073576X
Publication Date: 1/2004
Pages: 198
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Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books-Imports
Book Type: Hardcover
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Who first invented and made these tiny, coiled springs, thinner than the thinnest airmail paper, but durable enough to last for one or two centuries of use? Who managed, before the age of precision machine tools, to make these tiny, polished screws, each one perfect, half a dozen of them no bigger than a grain of rice? Who first imagined the tiny concentric circles, operating within the crowded case of a watch, that bring the date, the day of the week, and the month clicking into view...? We humans are never more God-like than in the machines we invent, and in the watch, we have created as close as we will ever come to our own tiny version of the Cosmos.--Michael Korda from MARKING TIME