The Thousand Watch Project

Remember the pocket watch? With the advent of cell phones, wrist watches are dying a slow death. But it is difficult (if not impossible) to throw out your old wrist watch even if it is broken. Is that because when it was worn it was almost an integral part of the body? Does it represent an important moment in one’s life? The Boston architecture firm Moskow Linn’s goal was to create a 1000 watch commemorative collection of old, discarded wrist watches. Each watch will receive a ten word epitaph written by the owner and can be visited in their online gallery HERE. When complete, the collection will be donated to the Smithsonian Gallery in Washington DC as an illustrative display of this moment in time.

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