WELCOME TO THE WATCH JOURNEY
Please follow me while I evolve and learn in this lifelong hobby. My watch collection has been changing together as my tastes vary in brands, complications, price range and aesthetics. If watches are an expression of one’s personality, tastes and in essence, one’s DNA, then my fascination for watches will never end.
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In this day of information overload, it is so archaic that watch companies mention watchmaker’s specifications that no one really cares about but fail to mention what is important for watch wearers who make up most of the watch community.
I found the company’s hardships and the navigation out the most interesting chapters of the book, however the book does mention the many joyous moments of the company’s journey from the many medals won at horological and world fairs and the purchases from prominent members of royalty including Queen Victoria.
It is whatever one’s heart desires and can be anything from a Timex on your wedding day to a six figure gold watch you may take hiking and you may even decide to plunge it in a brook along the way.
The sea is calm tonight.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; on the French coast the (OP) light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
The paradox and enigma of Patek Philippe is that they design and manufacture such delicate and intricate watches with crazy complications but yet they are robust enough and intended to be worn everyday.
People who purchase the Tudor Black Bay 58 fall into two categories. One category is those who simply can’t yet afford a Rolex and are looking for an entry level luxury watch to hold them over until the Rolex comes. The other category is those seasoned collectors who have come full circle and have experienced most Rolex models or higher brands and they simply want to wear something as extremely comfortable as the Black Bay 58 for a daily wearer without being ostentatious.
Since the day of purchase, it has become my TALISMAN. It accompanies me wherever I go and brings me good luck.
Let me start by saying that they are great watches. They are robust. They are super accurate. They are elegant and pretty enough. They retain their value and they are iconic. But that is not enough…
The way we view our timepieces has changed forever and there will never be a personally desired mechanical timepiece that won’t beg the primary concern, future price earnings.