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- Sep 1, 2009
- Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
I enjoy mechanical watches for what they are: Tiny machines. Yes a 20 dollar casio keeps better time than virtually any automatic but that's not the point. There is no need for any watch in this day and age, let alone the care and feeding of 40 to 50 yo watches that I prefer.
Everyone carries a phone or is within view of a clock of some sort so, like tubes, germanium transistors or vinyl records, they are for the most part obsolete technology.
And aren't we all here to celebrate obsolete technology?
As you like. The mechanical watch thing hasn't bitten me. A wristwatch is just a tool for me. I also want to keep the price down, but I can see the appeal of craftsmanship. And it's cheaper than a Porsche. Unless it's an A. Lange & Sohne, then it's more than a Porsche: https://www.alange-soehne.com/en/timepieces/tourbillon