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WATCH, police. To watch is, properly speaking, to stand sentry and attend guard during the night time: certain officers called watchmen are appointed in most of the United States, whose duty it is to arrest all persons who are violating the law, or breaking the peace. (q.v.) Vide 1 Bl. Com. 356; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 14, 20.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Summary: A Frogman team of Maritime Rescue Department went underwater to search for the wristwatch.
The passenger testified that he had just flown in back from Europe at 6.30am when he forgot his wristwatch.
It wasn't until 1904, when a French watchmaker, Louis Cartier started designing wristwatches for men.
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People who want to carry a multi-purpose gadget can find phones with the processing power of a small computer, but anyone who wants a wristwatch is more likely to buy a mechanical model.
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Japanese telecomms company NTT DoCoMo has announced that it has developed a wristwatch phone that uses the owner's finger as a conductor of sound.
When Seiko Epson becomes more independent of the Seiko group following its listing on the TSE, it may discontinue the commissioned production of wristwatches for Seiko, industry sources said.
Not really: The subjects often look away from the camera, stand off to one side, turn their backs, or, in one case, absent themselves entirely from a domestic interior the better to display, instead, a refrigerator, a wall clock in the form of a giant wristwatch, and a television covered with a prayer carpet.
Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the James Bond-style SPOT (Smart Personal Object Technology) wristwatch uses an FM network called DirectBand to provide a range of personalised information direct to your wrist.
The 18 carat gold automatic Patek Philippe wristwatch was given by Elizabeth Taylor (right) to her lover and two-time husband Richard Burton.
Special events include a long driving contest, a closest to the pin contest, and a closest to the pin shootout for a Baume et Mercier wristwatch. A hole-in-one on a par-3 hole will earn a two-year lease on a Ford Mustang convertible.