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Vintage erotic watches

Time to get naughty – the erotic watch

Boys will be boys. And back in the days LONG before the internet, it seems they got their naughty little kicks by constantly checking the time. The erotic watch is something I knew absolutely nothing about (and only discovered when researching a completely unrelated topic); but apparently, these titillating


Mechanical magic

Now here’s a thing – an extraordinary thing. The so-called Peacock Clock is an unbelievably elaborate 18th century automaton that once belonged to Empress Catherine the Great (who seems, by the way, to have acquired more than her fair share of covetable tchotchkes), and is housed in