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Interesting article on Mark Twain's involvement in watches

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Interesting article on Mark Twain's involvement in watches

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Post by jima » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:15 am

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/ ... 180972813/

Mark Twain’s Quest to Bring Affordable Watches to the Masses
At one time, he even invested in a watch company that launched a signature ‘Mark Twain’ pocket watch
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Post by watchpalooza » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:14 am

That is a really cool piece of history.
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Re: Interesting article on Mark Twain's involvement in watches

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Post by ManOnTime » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:13 am

Wonderful article!

It glosses over some of the histories of the transition from Ingersoll/Waterbury to Timex, but for the sake of brevity, understandable.

I, too, am a Waterbury.
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Post by jima » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:44 am

In an age of social media 'influencers' celebrity endorsements have a long history. I find the story of different product developments fascinating
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