Wrist Watches

DC…and Burnt Out

About 4 hours into the DC Fountain Pen Supershow I burn out. The way I feel when I get there is like this: 1. Overwhelmed; 2. Confused; 3. Equilibrium; 4. Burn Out. There is so much to see, do, and talk about for one man to do. I’ve written a few posts about this show [...]

All Along the (Automatic) Watch Tower

Warning: No Writing Instrument Content at All. My father is an odd man and there is probably a good chance I got my share of odd via his genes. He’s a mixture of intelligence, illogic, and ill-advised activities. Every once in a while that man slips in a surprise and this is such a story. [...]

Humming Along: The Bulova Accutron

There is a fantasy sub-genre called “Transistorpunk” but it doesn’t seem to be that popular. Unlike the charming Vernian pseudo-Victorian creations of Steampunk artists I can’t find anything constructed of multi-color banded resistors or staid black and silver transistors popping out of stiff green circuit boards. That era, where being able to carry a radio [...]