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Darkroom Timer Photographer Unisex Analog Water Resistant Novelty Gift Watch

by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild


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Product ID: 809857

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  • Remember darkrooms, developers, red lighting and chemical baths? Back before you could take pictures with your phone, you had to use a type of camera that required rolls of "film. " Light would be let through the lens of the camera and would coat the film, capturing an image that appeared on the other side of the lens. Then you'd have to go into a darkened room (called a "darkroom") to open up the film cartridge and mix it with chemicals to create a film negative.
  • Stick with us here. Then you would use equipment to shine light through the negative onto photographic paper, which was then put through a series of chemical baths. You would need to time these processes in order to properly develop a photograph, and to time them, you'd need a timer. One that looks a lot like this watch. Our watch brings it all back for photography enthusiasts. Glows in the dark.
  • FEATURES - A 38mm diameter face, vegan immitation leather band, and accurate Japanese quartz movement. The watch is water resistant (not water proof), and truly a delight. Battery included.
  • COMES IN TIN GIFT BOX - Our watches make a great present for the intellectual or philosophical person in your life who just wants to keep accurate time. They come boxed in a beautiful tin that doubles as a display case for when you're being futuristic and keeping time on your phone.
  • ONE YEAR WARRANTY - This attractive timepiece has a 1 year manufacturer warranty. If you purchase from The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, and experience any issues, please contact us and we'll send a replacement.
  • Brought to You by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild

    The origins of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild are shrouded in mystery. Some accounts trace the Guild's birth to
    Athens in the latter half of the 4th century BCE. Allegedly, several lesser philosophers grew weary of the endless
    Socratic dialogue endemic in their trade and turned to crafting household implements and playthings. (Hence the
    assertions that Socrates quaffed his hemlock poison from a Guild-designed chalice, though vigorous debate surrounds the
    question of whether it was a "disappearing" chalice.)

    Others argue that the UPG dates from the High Middle Ages, when the Philosophers Guild entered the world of commerce by
    selling bawdy pamphlets to pilgrims facing long lines for the restroom. Business boomed until 1211 when Pope Innocent
    III condemned the publications. Not surprisingly, this led to increased sales, even as half our membership was burned at
    the stake.

    More recently, revisionist historians have pinpointed the birth of the Guild to the time it was still cool to live in
    New York City's Lower East Side. Two brothers turned their inner creativity and love of paying rent towards fulfilling
    the people's needs for finger puppets, warm slippers, coffee cups, and cracking up at stuff.

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