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Here’s the thing about vintage watches; it is fundamentally a “discolored” or “aesthetically damaged” watch in all important respects. The aging of watches, or what many of us would refer to as patina, has its own unfathomable beauty that collectors absolutely go crazy for. It definitely goes much deeper than simply having ‘character’, it is to embrace the unique appearance of a timepiece that lived through years of aging, and no two watches age exactly the same way. The Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, or the view centered on the acceptance of flaws and imperfections, is often tossed around in the watch community, especially in the sector of vintage or vintage-inspired watches. Indeed, the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but often these vintage pieces are rather fragile and impractical for a watch to be worn as a daily driver, and not everyone wants to ruin their newly-acquired rare 60s vintage dive watch with a gorgeous tropic dial costing a small fortune.
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