What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch:

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What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch:

Post by koimaster » September 30th 2019, 10:40am

What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation (With Beautiful Imagery) – Reprise

by Ryan Schmidt

Why watches? What is it about a watch that captivates us?


Ask what makes a watch enthusiast tick, and the idea of the “soul” of a watch might well feature in the response – the idea that something elevates the watch from a cold object of engineering to something of greater import; the idea that there is some essential nature in a watch connecting with us on a deep and inarticulated human level.

As enthusiasts we carry accumulated experiences of this connection. It’s something that is at once both deeply personal and a joy to be shared. The connection drives us to consume vast amounts of time and money, and it ignites a passion in us that emboldens us with strong opinions and even to fierce debate at times.

Some of us struggle to define our loyalties: where they crystalize and where they drop off.

We can’t put our finger on it, but the soul is there. We just know it.


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