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A Pocket Watch For The People

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No, don’t worry, this isn’t some sort of communist sort of screed we’re endorsing here – just an intriguing new watch (of the pocket variety) from the minds over at People People.

While this is certainly a more familiar take on watch design than we saw yesterday, it’s a refreshing twist on what we would commonly call to mind for a pocket watch.  At first glance, this looks like any other pocket watch you might come across, albeit one with a bit of a Nordic (or, in this case, Swedish) aesthetic cleanliness to it.

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It’s when you get into the details of what they’re planning, here, that things really become interesting.  For starters, they plan to make the case out of a single piece of aluminum, with the face containing integrated markings helping to keep things clean.  Interestingly, they’re also hoping to protect that dial with a screw-in crystal, so you could clean (or customize) the dial fairly easily – or replace the lens easily.

Under that dial is where things could (potentially) get very interesting as well.  As People People is a design house, they’re taking a look at trying to design their own movement.  Given the complexities there, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them work with an existing movement and modify it to some extent; so long as pricing remains reasonable, though, I think either approach would work well.

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Sure, your pockets are probably full of all the various things you need to carry on a day to day basis (I know mine are), and it would seem the wrist is a natural place to put a watch.  However, with a design as beautiful as this one, I would certainly try to make space in the pockets to carry this watch.

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