What do Martin Luther King, JFK, the Dalai Lama, Meryl Streep and Neil Armstrong have in common? They notoriously spent some of the most important moments in their life with a watch made in Bienne around their wrist. Like millions of people over the past century and beyond, special moments in their life, and most moments in their day, were marked by a special object telling time, from Bienne to the world
I usually don’t write watch reviews on this blog for a number of reasons. The main one is that Made in Bienne is first and foremost about what’s “behind the watch”: the people, the places, the history. Today though, I’m making an exception. As somewhat of a tribute to Hodinkee’s acclaimed A Week on the Wrist series, I’ll tell you what it’s been like spending a week with the Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch in the pocket.