Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's always time to be cool

As an adult, I waffle between choosing the Six Million Dollar Man watch or the Cookie Monster. Basically the person I'd like to be and the one that I'm actually like.


wurwolf said...

Holy smokes.... these watches are epic in their awesomeness. I have been wanting a more grown-up version of watches like these for ages. In this age of stainless steel watch bands, there's just something so comforting about a watch with an interchangeable face and a band made out of wide leather, isn't there?

Dancin' Homer said...

These remind me of the one watch I had as a kid. It was called the Teeter Totter watch. The face part of the watch was so thick, it was like wearing a pillbox on your wrist. You like wide straps, Wurwolf? This thing's strap was huge. The best I could do at finding an image is to search "Teeter Totter Watch" on Ebay, where there are currently 3 for sale at ridiculous prices.

While Googling the item, I came across a Wiki page for the inventor, which contained the following info:

"Bruce A.Kock was well known for creating the financially successful Teeter Totter Watch. This unique watch, a children's toy capable of keeping accurate time, is the only watch with traditional moving parts ever produced entirely of plastic."

I never knew that it held such distinction in the watch world!

I think it was filled with water too. Unless I'm having a manufactured flashback I believe the commercial jingle even said:
"Teeter Totter
Teeter Totter
The wonderful watch
That runs on water"

I still can remember the tune, but unfortunately can't find it on Youtube.

Anonymous said...

This thing has been stuck in the back of my head for years. I believe it went:
"Teeter Totter
Teeter Totter
The wonderful watch you'll watch for hours
Just for the fun of watching a watch
And it keeps time too!"

Didn't have one then. Bought one a few years ago at a flea market. I had the Hot Wheels watch on the right in the picture. It still keeps good time.


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