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Mr. Jones’ Watches

November 12, 2010

We came across the brand and thought, wow you c an rick a watch on your wrist, and it doesn’t even have to tell time! STUPID! But then it’s like, wait, does anyone wear a watch to read the time? NO. Any idiot tries to tell you otherwise, it’s obvious they are lying, because they probably just checked their cell phone.

So… This brings us to the point. These are fresh, and really push concept art, and the packaging is really wonderfully crafted. We love it. Enjoy.

Some of our favorites…

Cyclopse

Cyclops dispenses with a conventional arrangement of hour, minute and second hands; instead a single hour marker passes around the coloured dial. Each hour is represented by a different coloured circle, the black hoop gradually passes over each circle to indicate the time.

Cyclops can be read with a relaxed kind of accuracy that offers a counterpoint to our hectic modern lives.

Specifications:
Case: Stainless steel
Strap: Stainless steel
Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Mechanism: Single jewel quartz mechanism
Waterproof: 5ATM
Guarantee: 12 months

The Last Laugh

“ Central to the way the design progressed was developing the theme of the on stage ‘death’ and the drive of performers to go to ever greater lengths to elicit laughs from a crowd. The skull references the‘tears of a clown’ concept, the widely held belief that comedians are essentially quite sad in nature and the rather pointless desire that many stand-ups have to have last laugh.”

Designed with comedian William Andrews, this watch forgoes the customary hour and minute hands, instead the time is displayed on a skull’s teeth. The eyes and the nose are mirrored and the overall impression is of a gleefully absurd memento mori – an object intended to remind us that life is brief.

This watch is available in an initial edition of 100 pieces, each watch is numbered on the caseback and comes with an insert card signed by William Andrews and Crispin Jones.

Each watch comes in a MJW presentation box with a specially commissioned artwork by Debbie Smyth. Inside the box you’ll find the guarantee card – every watch is guaranteed for 12 months from the date of purchase against any original manufacturing defect. Cyclops was orginally released in a limited edition form as part of our third series.

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