The Timeless Nature of the Watch

Whether a pragmatic time-keeper or an ostentatious showpiece; the wristwatch, despite being created a little over a century ago, has surely withstood the test of time.

Watches fascinate me: their designs, their rich histories, their purposes, and their various functions and features. I wear my timepiece wherever I go. In a way, it is a companion: every experience, every hardship, and every triumph is shared with my watch. It is as if my 40mm Bauhaus style watch has become a part of me. Without it, something is just not right. Maybe it is a seemingly negligible detail such as the weight of the watch. Maybe without it, I am literally lost in time…

My watch keeps me on time, reminds me of the past, and prepares me for the future. Is there any other inanimate object that can do all three while still retaining a form of beauty, elegance, precision, and practicality? One thing is for sure, it may be a paradox, but to me, the watch is a truly timeless invention.        

Image via Nomos 

Damian M.

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