The Next Rotation - The Universe of Fenris Fox
05 December 2006
 
Photographs: The Second Ticker

Pocket watch #2, as promised.

Does anyone notice the odd thing about the dial of the watch (shown in the first photo)?

If you don't see it.. look at the Roman numeral for 4 o'clock - it's shown as "IIII," rather than "IV," which I would normally expect. I don't know if this is an error, or if there actually was another historical/stylistic way of writing the Roman numeral IV.

[Before posting this, I did some checking with the Closest-to-Omniscient-Force We Have On the Physical Plane - better known as Google (the only True Omniscient Force wasn't available to answer my questions in English =xoD ). Apparently, my young age/inexperience with antiquities shows through in the comment above - but, with this being a stream-of-thought blog, I will leave it.

In any case, this page talks about "IIII" and "IV" on clocks and watches. Apparently, both are acceptable - it depends on if the clock is truly classical in design, or if it makes some allowances for modernization. Basically, the IV is modern - the Romans didn't use it.]

These photos really don't do justice to it - it has a sense of depth which a 2D photo cannot capture. This is especially the case when the watch is closed, since its case is windowed.

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Obverse [front], cover opened; leather holster in picture.
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[The watch was wound, running, set properly, and keeping good time when the first photo was taken. I'll give you that it was PM, and that this is the Pacific Time Zone. See if you figure out when that was... =;o) =xoD

Nothing emphasizes the freezing of time photography does, than taking a photo of a clock or watch face.]

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Obverse, cover closed.
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[If you look closely at the second photo, you can see that the first one was actually taken after this - it was an afterthought, since this one was taken sometime between 9:05 and 9:10.]

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Reverse.
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