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Watch This Space :: Sparkys Award Winner ::

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    With the growing popularity of digital technology, could the wristwatch be a disappearing item? Or do they still make some people tick?

    Could the watch be seeing a timely demise? With the growing popularity of digital technology, could the wristwatch be a disappearing item? Around the globe, the practicalities of wristwatches are being made redundant by other sources of information, such as mobile phones and computers. However, they still serve certain purposes for certain professions, and their ‘look’ is still loved by many.

    People can see the time wherever they look - in their car, outside shops, on their oven, and most of all on their phones. In Watch This Space, presenter Caitlin Sneddon talks to watchmakers who are adamant their trade is remaining strong through digital prominence and financially challenging times. The programme also looks at the importance of the image associated with different watches, and how that image has changed throughout the years. For many professionals, their watch is part of their livelihood too, and the programme will be speaking to some of those who have a special attachment to their wrist-pieces.

    A re-edit of 'Watch This Space', for the Charles Parker Prize (

    This feature was awarded ‘Best Radio Documentary’ at the Sparkys Awards in July 2013.
    I was also nominated for ‘Best Radio Producer’ with this programme:

    Produced by Caitlin Sneddon.

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