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This Timeless Turning

Tue May 26, 2009, 8:39 PM
This was Muad'Dib's achievement: He saw the subliminal reservoir of each individual as an unconscious bank of memories going back to the primal cell of our common genesis. Each of us, he said, can measure out his distance from that common origin. Seeing this and telling of it, he made the audacious leap of decision. Muad'Dib set himself the task of integrating genetic memory into ongoing evaluation. Thus did he break through Time's veils, making a single thing of the future and the past. That was Muad'Dib's creation embodied in his son and his daughter.

Testament of Arrakis by Harq al-Ada
Children of Dune

It hit me, a while ago : what is this fascination I had for watches ? But furthermore, where does this fascination comes from...

As far as my failing memory goes, my father always had and still have a thing for the timetellers : I can remember him polishing a pocket watch he had when I was young (I know he doesn't have it anymore, as this piece of legacy was passed to my daughter...)

I guess it was 13 years ago I bought a Swatch, designed after the great scifi nikon Fifth Element :… (13 years because I was produced in 1996). I loved that watch but I eventually lost it stupidly, never found it and it wasn't available anymore... somehow I never was able to overcome that lost and even made a vow that I would eventually buy another movie themed watch...

But my love for Swatch never died : whenever I had the chance to cross a shop where they sold them, I could lost myself for hours looking to the design, the originality, I even bought a pocket Musicall (melody by Candy Dulfer), one for my soulmate, even my daughter has the Powerpuff girls around her right wrist, such a copycat! Then, in 2001, the James Bond collection came out, and my vow was sealed with "The World Is Not Enough"...

As time passed (he always does and I get older with it...) I discovered the .beat, aka Internet Time designed in collaboration with MIT; at the time, I look at eBay and finally bought one -… - just out of curiosity... problem was with the strap : velcro over fabric, it started to stink, stinky feet! I went to a shop I know and I like for their professionnalism and great service, but they told me they didn't keep straps for old models, but they told me about a website I should check : that damn site is probably a case of misused work funds... and forget about my vow : the "Fifth Element" watch was available on the site... it was ordered the moment I laid eyes on it...

If for me it's my memory, for my father it's the eyes : sharing his love for this artcraft, i offered him, my hero, "The World Is Not Enough"... but since he cannot see the dials, it's of no use to him!


There is one watch that, if I ever come to possess, would cure me of the need to buy another one for as long as I own it :… But the possibility to own one is probably a case of switching to a parallel universe...

And you can get lost even here...

And why not there ?…

If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits eighty-eight miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious shit.
  • Mood: Alarmed
  • Listening to: 14GB of unsorted melodies
  • Reading: Mafalda
  • Watching: Terminator : Sarah Connor Chronicles
  • Playing: The Chronicles of Riddick : Escape from Butcher Ba
  • Drinking: Lemon Iced Tea

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markwasyl Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Many :thanks: for the :+devwatch:!

JohnnySegura3rd Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! :D
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:iconthxfavplz: I really appreciate it! :heart:
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kitamba Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
thanks for the fave
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Nice gallery
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