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Sisyphus Greek Mythology Unisex Analog Water Resistant Novelty Gift Watch

Main features:
- Why wear a watch that just tells you the time, when you can wear a watch that constantly reminds you of the futility of your very existence - and tells you the time. The Sisyphus Watch is an attractive timepiece with a special feature - Instead of a second hand, it has an eternally struggling Sisyphus pushing a mammoth boulder around the face of the watch. So forget about your Rolexes and Breitlings - this is the sort of watch that myths are made of.
- 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.

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.

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