What is it with man and wrist watches, some might say its vanity others are just trying to find the illusive perfect time piece for his personality or status. As far as I am aware it does not seem to afflict women. Most man over the age of 20 or say 25 goes through this period of trying to find an identity. A fine time piece is the only piece of luxury that most man feels very comfortable without over doing it and still maintain his masculinity.
Strangely enough most women are not impressed by expensive time pieces unless it is a well known brand such as the gold Rolex. So this can’t be it, because most of the men with the obsession will investigate and research hundreds of the high end timepiece. They have obscure name brand never heard by the general public and least of all the opposite sex.
The knowledge of such rare time piece is only whispered by those in the know. They take great pride in wearing the IWC or Patek Philips limited edition with the knowledge that only a few thousand were ever made and that they are now part of an exclusive membership. The feeling of secretive exclusivity is empowering and strangely enough contagious. You are now in the membership of high class, flair and knowledge. You want to know how the time piece was constructed, was it assembled at the highest standard.
I only recently felt this obsession; I am now in my forties with more experience and also with more expensive taste. Life is short why not enjoying the best of what is available. I realise that some things cannot be explain because it is a feeling. You only know of it, like falling in love. I am still in the research stage so I am still looking for the illusive “GRAIL” a search that will bring me the selfish satisfaction of owning my own luxury watch. Why stop at one, how about a collection of finest time piece.
Are you like me a person with such an affliction that cannot resist the urge to explore owning a high end watch? I am afraid you just caught the bug. You can either embrace it or ignore it. Keep telling yourself that the plastic Timex & Casio on your wrist tells the time and you don’t need more. You can always settle, why try to change. It’s just going to cost money and there are more important things than to spend this kind of money on things.
I am not tempted you tell yourself, but how would it feel like, to own one. One night with your partner at a dinner date, what about wearing one exquisite piece. I can now spot an IWC, Omega or Breitling at 15 paces? If I can those guys across from me sure can but I don’t really care why am I thinking this, I just want it for my own satisfaction.
There is another word for it. It is not obsession, it is passion. This is being passionate about the art and the work in fine timepiece. We see it and we recognise the feeling and we want to capture it. That’s why men buy expensive watches, because the monetary value does not matter. As we mature we learn to focus this energy in our own life towards our partner and family. Passion, style and class goes hand in hand so what are you waiting for get passionate.
I thought I was alone until I stubble across this forum.