Too much time on my hands

Who will watch the watchers?

Michael calls for a revolution:

I think it’s time for a fashion breakthrough: who will be the first to wear his Rolex, his Breitling, his Cartier, and [someone’s] grandpa’s Patek Philippe all at once, over his left jacket sleeve? Generals wear more than one star, musicians have multiple hangers-on, the Budweiser wagon has more than one Clydesdale; why only one watch?

Meet Alberto S., the Crispus Attucks of the chronometer wars.

More prosaically, an armful of Swatches was an unlamented fashion of the mid-’80s. Contrary to their ads, I don’t recall anyone over 16 ever sporting this look.