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I don’t remember my expectation in starting the book beyond my own fascination with geared watches, but i’m pretty sure it had ...  Read More

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Then he covers the experiments with the calendar, the clock, etc.

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I didn't/couldn't stick with the details of watch-making (i have a hard time visualizing that kind of detail), but even that wa...  Read More

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Technology is making everything faster, and because we know that things will become faster in the future, it follows that nothi...  Read More

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If i quoted every one that i wanted to, this post would quickly move into the tl;dr range -- and into the copyright infringemen...  Read More

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Competitiveness


He spends a fair bit of time with watchmakers, evidently fascinated by this world, particularly the minute ways in which compan...  Read More

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British author simon garfield sure likes a challenge.

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  • This product had a total of 82 reviews as of our last analysis date on Jan 5 2021.
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Very interesting book, and not just about watches, but how time affects our entire lives A mustr read!.


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    How time drives us, and we drive time, through discussions of various technologies and events - some obvious (watches), some not so obvious (trains, cds, movies.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Some of it is historical, some the author's adventures while researching (including the event, a bike crash, that triggered the notion of the book).


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    People like me, for whom punctuality is a virtue of the first order, are continually dismayed and occasionally stressed by those for whom time is a relaxed, relative concept.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    If you’ve been in an accident, it often feels like everything is happening in slow motion.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Originally posted on tales to tide you overthis book is one man’s fixation on time through the ages, something that neither diminishes his interesting stories and bits of time-related histories, nor prevents the discovery of fascinating notes begging to be shared.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The precision placement of watch gears moves to the precise timing of an automobile assembly line and on to the obsession with time management.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Nor is perception neglected as the author explores the extended minute that occurs in an accident or at the last stretch of a race.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    They set the time by their clock tower, regardless of the times set for their neighbors.

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