Charlie Chaplin Modern Times Unisex Analog Water Resistant Novelty Gift Watch

3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • A lot has changed since Charlie Chaplin's heyday, but two things remain constant - people still feel like cogs in a giant machine and people still tell time. Both of those constants are playfully captured in our Charlie Chaplin Modern Times Watch. The watch features an iconic image of the Little Tramp stretched over a huge gear, wrenches in hand as he tightens some bolts. As the watch ticks, Charlie rides the gear around the watch once every minute.
  • FEATURES - A 33mm 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.
  • FROM THE UNEMPLOYED PHILOSOPHERS GUILD - Don't worry. We are employed, just not as philosophers. We're a small, Brooklyn based company specializing in gifts for the sophisticated gift giver. For whatever you need, we have presents of mind.
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Product Description



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.

  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003XJB4BY
  • Item model number: 649
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 8, 2012
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,988 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
    • Average Customer Review:
      3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

    Product Specifications

    Watch Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name The Unemployed Philosophers Guild
    Model number 649
    Part Number 649
    Item Shape Sherry
    Display Type Analog
    Case diameter 9.2 millimeters
    Band Material synthetic leather
    Band Color Black
    Dial color Grey
    Special features Manual
    Movement Japanese Quartz

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Top Customer Reviews

    By Flex on May 7, 2014
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    i love the UPG, i think they have some fantastic products, and i have purchased several of their watches. Unfortunately this one didn't meet the standard and i returned it: the reason behind it is that the hour hand is very hard to see because it hides almost completely behind the central gear.
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    Love Charlie Chaplin and am a BIG fan and collector. This is definitely NOT a vintage item or from his early days, and it's not an item that will fetch money 30 years from now because it's not made of anything real special. However, it is a very cool looking little watch, comes in a nice tin container, and is a nice addition to my collection for under $40.

    The watch it nice and Charlie is pretty well detailed, but again this is not a 1940's or 50's detailed item, this is a mass produced type and you can clearly see that. So if you are a true fan looking for a great original collectible, this may not be for you, but as a nice add on or a first piece to a collection it's perfect.
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    Great watch for a Charlie Chaplin fan.
    Charlie rotating around a gear like in Modern Times is a great gimmick. The red hour and minute hands don't jumo out at you but they are readable.
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    This watch works great. Feels good. Nice conversation piece.
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