Friday, September 11, 2015

What Watch Would Historical Figures Have Worn?

Imagine for a moment that you're H.G. Wells, Ben Franklin, or Florence Nightingale. You've got some free time on your hands, a bag full of cash, and a handy time machine. (Maybe only H.G. Wells has a time machine, but it's our story and we can imagine anything we want.)

You've finished dinner and want to give your time machine a spin. If you're a famous historical figure, or anyone for that matter, certainly your first order of business when arriving a century or more in the future is to go watch shopping.

But what watch to buy?  I thought about this and came up with a list of watches that some historical figures would want to have on their wrists when they return back to their own time.

Charles Darwin
Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Geneva

Bram Stoker

Florence Nightingale

John Paul Jones

Richard Trevithick*


Ferdinand Magellan

H.G. Wells

Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Ben Franklin

Jules Verne

Emily Dickinson

Isaac Newton

Nikola Tesla

*Who is Richard Trevithick? Google to the rescue

Photos are all from their respective manufacturers. 

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