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AlderaanDuran  ·  1539 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do you wear a watch? Why?

Yes, and I collect watches. I have a few casios, a handful of Seiko autos, couple of Orients, an Oris Frank Sinatra, and an Omega SMP (moon watch) because I'm a space nerd.

It's one of the few pieces of jewelry a man can wear, and on top of that, a good automatic watch is one of the most complicated non-electrical devices men have ever built. My SMP chrono was used on the moon missions to time rocket burns and descents and critical stages of the mission... and it's just a manual wound watch operated with a spring that kept better time than any other watch of the time (NASA tested them all). I'm fascinated with some of the REALLY expensive brands and have an admiration for fine watchmaking and complicated movements in general. If I had unlimited funds I'd have a Patek moon phase, and have zero problems dropping $40,000+ on it.

I'm fascinated by the tech, what watches brought to the world in terms of navigating and innovation, and how they are a very classy and subtle way to check the time as opposed to whipping out a huge smartphone just to check the time.

TL;DR: Not only do I wear watches I LOVE watches.