Wind up

By Thomas Macauley on

All my clocks and watches and timers need batteries

The only portable clock I have is this Westclox Scepter, made in USA.  It was my pick of Dad’s downtown SF purchases around 1973 (or was Westclox/General Time a C&L client). I could not stand the loud tic-tic-tic when young but the idea of a pocket watch seemed so mature. It was never reliably able to adjust its time – the stem would come out (I have to disassemble it to set it now).  I kept it for along time in its plastic box with its molded black plastic liner.

This clock is back in action now my working food-service clock: a clock I don’t need to wear on the wrist or fish from a side pocket.


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