The Watchmakers

by johannespunkt

At the age of 15, each child shall be fitted with precisely one watch. It shall have a certain number of hands from one to five, and numbers from nine to fifteen, and the hands shall move at certain speeds. The variables shall not be released into the public. The reasons why shall never be told. Great anxiety shall come forth from the watches. If a watch breaks, we shall do nothing about it but observe. Watch forgery shall flourish, and it shall be battled with more complex watchmaking, but never with legislation. We shall make them care about this.