The Tender Trap

One thing you can be sure of when you visit George Town Grand Cayman – you ain’t tying up to no dock, baby. Grand Cayman doesn’t want to spoil its sea views with a bunch of cruise ship quays, and besides that they have a nice little industry and lots of employment in tendering passengers ...

Starting Over

I am a watch collector of sorts. Mostly I collect the old stuff – pocket watches made before World War I and wind-up wrist watches from the 1930s to the 1950s. I got started back in the 1950s myself when my grandfather gave me one of his old pocket watches. I still have it; it ...

Turning Back the Clock(s)

Well it’s done. Tomorrow we shall be on Eastern Standard Time here in the Valley so tonight we had to adjust about 20 timepieces in the house – not counting a bunch of wrist and pocket watches and self regulating units like cable boxes and computers. Most of them are easy – clock radios, coffee ...

A Timeless Classic

It was nice to get a comment from my old friend Rick Crotty earlier today, ¬†and in his honor I present the following photo: This is the watch in my collection that’s closest to my age so it’s rather a special one for me. I got it from eBay a few years ago and Shane ...