Short Fuse

£ 195

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An explosive limited edition watch

Designed for us by Adriana Dincu, Short Fuse is both disarming and provocative: a devil sits astride an open matchbox with a stick of dynamite in hand.

Two flaming matches circle the fuse on the dynamite, all the while threatening to ignite...

How to read the time

The two lit matches indicate the time:

  • The position of the larger flame shows you the hour.
  • The position of the smaller flame shows you the minute.

Adriana explains her inspiration

"I created a series of comics called 'Hysterical Bitches' seeking to explore female rage.

One of the first sequences I drew was a match being struck that I named 'Short Fuse'.

This comic was placed in the beginning to set the tone for the rest of the project: with the match struck, the anger was released and I was free to go crazy in my work.

I think the term 'Short Fuse' in and of itself has a time component: you hear short fuse, you can't help but think just how long until it explodes?

For me it also reflects on the practice of people counting to ten when they get angry in order to calm down.

I'd like to think that with this watch you would actually count up to a moment of crazy, cathartic anger, the kind that instantly makes you feel vindicated and weightless."

Limited edition

This watch is available exclusively from Mr Jones Watches in a numbered edition of 200 pieces, when you purchase, you will be assigned a number at random.

Purchases are strictly limited to one per person/address for this limited edition watch.

We don’t think it’s fair for people to buy to resell them at a higher price, so please don’t do this or we will be forced to block your orders.

Adriana Dincu portrait

Adriana Dincu is a London based, Romanian born illustrator.

Her inspiration comes from diverse sources, principally books, things she deems pretty and the complicated feelings she gets as a human being.

Her art pivots from adorable illustrations to questioning how anger is self destructive.

In her practice she enjoys experimenting, mixing materials or just good old-fashioned digital painting. She is particularly fond of comics as she believes they are the perfect vehicle for introspection.

You can see more of Adriana's work on instagram here: @hadrihanah

Size: Medium / unisex
Strap: 18mm black stainless steel
Glass: sapphire (hard-wearing)
Mechanism: Swiss made single jewel quartz mechanism
Waterproof: Yes! 5ATM (leather will wear fast if exposed to water)
Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after, we’re happy to help
Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Case: 316L stainless steel
Largest strap diameter: 205mm
Smallest strap diameter: 150mm

Order processing

We aim to dispatch all watch orders within 2-3 working days, where this isn't possible, we will try to inform you via email.

When your order is dispatched your tracking details will be updated.

Please allow extra processing time for watches with a customised engraving or strap, during busy sales periods this can sometimes take an extra 5-10 working days.

If you are in a hurry for your order, please email us. We'll try our best to prioritise your order.

Shipping guide for watches

UK: FREE DPD shipping, 1-2 working days
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
The EU: FREE DHL shipping, 1-3 working days. To order to The EU, please visit our Euro website here (duties and taxes are included in the price of your watch).

Click here to see the full shipping guide for watches

Shipping guide for t-shirts

Our t-shirts are printed by us and shipped from our workshop in London. This means if you place an order for both a watch and t-shirt(s), they will be shipped together via an express service. Delivery times for these can be found here.

If you order a t-shirt without a watch, it will be shipped via a Royal Mail tracked service which usually takes a little longer. You can see an estimated timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

Shipping guide for watch straps

If purchased separately from your watch, watch straps will be shipped with Royal Mail 1st Class / International tracked shipping.

This takes 2-14 working days depending on location. You can see a more accurate timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

Please note, during busy sale periods dispatch may take a little longer (this is quite rare).

These delivery times are a guide based on the carriers terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch.

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