Today’s youth, particularly texting teenagers and web savvy 20-somethings know that the time is posted everywhere; on radios, ovens, microwaves, banks, train stations, street corners and the ever important — cell phone.
All of this makes it difficult to make the case for the need of a traditional wristwatch let alone a time keeping device favored in the era of pocket watch-wearers.
Fortunately Oregonian Ron Lattner, a retired motorcyclist has made a hobby out of crafting custom Wooden Pocket Watches and incorporated designs that any motorcycle enthusiast can appreciate. He has hand-crafted designs which incorporate a V-Twin engine design, one for a Fallen Biker and several with military designs. His designs can be found HERE.
They are hand-turned from a variety of woods and match the kind of elegance, style and mood you might have in mind. There is something mystic about a hand-crafted and well-made pocket watch that plays to different crowd than the smartphone. It’s more than an accessory… it’s between an object of art, of value or giving from one generation to another.
Check out these classics.
Photo’s courtesy of Mr. Lattner.