Bill and His Watch With No Hands

Bill was notoriously idiosyncratic for, among other things, wearing a watch with no hands.  Occasionally, in the middle of someone’s garrulous verbalizing or perhaps during a tedious or boring task, he might glance at his watch and announce something like “Time’s up!” or “Okay, time to go!”, usually with only his close friends the wiser.  I have been searching for some documentary evidence; so far, this extreme crop from a photograph made on a  Death Valley outing as Bill was adjusting his 8×10 view camera is the only record of the watch I have found so far.  But I’m still on the lookout as I search my archives.

Bill Wertz in Death Valley (1976)