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hiss  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Would you rent a watch?

No. I have a $100 (analog) watch that has attracted more interest and compliments than I'd ever anticipated (not that I anticipated anything, because it's just a fucking watch). I've owned two of this exact same watch -- the leather band is of below-average quality, and it broke, so I bought another one. The band on this one is wearing to the point where I'll likely end up buying a third. It's become a signifier in some way. I can't imagine ever wearing another watch, or paying more than the $100 every 2.5 years it's cost to maintain this one. What a racket.




kleinbl00  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I actually tend to compliment $200 watches. The no-name jewelry store models tend to be more contemporary in general.