#DidYouKnow: “The small pocket inside of the larger pocket of your jeans was originally designed to carry pocket watches.”
If you haven’t watched Jean-Claude Biver in #talkingwatches episode 7 yet, this is what you’re missing out on.
Inspired by the project @goldberger is working on, I have my on my “poor mans” 1518. Not a perpetual and steel instead of gold but a hell of a lot of watch for the money. Oh and this one belonged to the grandson of Henry Graves, jr. (at Prodigy Coffee)
Happy 4th of July. I am smashing a couple of team UK guys wearing the USA colors, best Independence day pic evar!
edit: a day late! damn you “que”
The Battle of Bannockburn
24 June 1314
Today is the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn where Robert the Bruce defeated Edward II on 24 June 1314. English forces had seized Stirling Castle, and when Scottish forces besieged the castle’s captors, English King Edward II assembled an army to relieve the besieged Englishmen. After two days of fighting, an outnumbered force led by Scottish King Robert I (the Bruce) defeated the English. A significant victory for the Scots, the Battle of Bannockburn effectively secured Scotland’s autonomy from England, though it took 14 years for England to formally recognize Scotland’s independence. The image above is the first depiction of the battle and is contained in the Scotichronicon, a 15th-century chronicle or legendary account by the Scottish historian Walter Bower.