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?
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 TotterTeeter TotterThe wonderful watch That runs on water"I still can remember the tune, but unfortunately can't find it on Youtube.
This thing has been stuck in the back of my head for years. I believe it went:"Teeter TotterTeeter TotterThe wonderful watch you'll watch for hoursJust for the fun of watching a watchAnd 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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