A year or so ago I bought a grab bag at auction that had a few beat-up old watches in it. I cleaned them and put batteries in some with the idea that I’d try to re-sell them on eBay, and I did sell a couple.
Setting a watch is something most people do without paying a lot of attention, and when I went to set one of those watches, something was wrong and I kept not being able to set it. When I focused on the problem, I realized that the watch had a “6” on the dial in the 9-o’clock position. The watch has been ticking away in a drawer until this evening when I pulled it out to set it for standard time. Then the monumental significance of this watch hit me.
This is what this watch will look like on election day:
OK, this one has me rattled. The photograph above was taken months ago when I was trying to sell the watch on eBay (no takers). This morning I looked at the watch to see the “666” but it didn’t say that; it said “667”! Not only did it skip “666” but now the date is stuck on 7 and cannot be changed, neither with the one-click stem setting for setting the calendar or by running the hands past midnight.