December 23, 1988 |
President-elect George Bush told Americans to read his lips, but millions preferred to watch his watch. That's because now, more than ever, time talks in America. Watches are status symbols, ranking right up there with real estate and cars. (Bush, you may recall, took a ribbing during the campaign for his "preppie" multicolored watchbands.) Watches have been known to sway maitre d's in New York and seal a deal in Hollywood.