In which G.M. Norton invites you to take the time to win a pocket watch.
It seems I can't help giving things away at the moment. It was only a week ago that I ran a competition to win a cravat, courtesy of my chums at Cravat Club.
Now, I'm offering you lucky readers the chance to take ownership of your very own pocket watch.
It's not just any pocket watch, I hasten to add. It's a pocket watch that comes complete with a reassuringly heavy stand, so that it niftily doubles up as a desk clock. It sells for £85 so is not to be sniffed at.
As you can see, it is a chrome timepiece and open-faced. Apparently, the people at Museum Selection say that it is based on late 19th century design. If you are a bit of an expert on the subject of watches (Mastermind contestants are known to frequent this periodical), then perhaps you could speak up in the comments section.
The chrome pocket watch also comes with a rather long chain.
I am fascinated by pocket watches at the moment and plan to bore you silly with all manner of bunkum on the subject.
In the meantime, please enjoy this infographic about the evolution of the pocket watch. I must say, it contains some rather interesting facts. I realise it's quite difficult to make out the smaller writing so I have taken the liberty of helping you out on that front. Simply click on the infographic and a larger version will open up before your very eyes.
|Infographic supplied with thanks from Museum Selection|
HOW TO ENTER
To win the pocket watch, complete this sentence in the comments section below - "I want to win the pocket watch because..."
You may also enter using Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, again, completing the aforementioned sentence and sending it for my attention. Pretty simple, what?
The competition ends at midnight on Friday 7th November 2014. The winner will be picked out at random by my eight year old daughter. Please do not attempt to bribe her with sweets.
Protagonist of 'Norton of Morton'