Hi guys! I've noticed something during my brief time as someone interested in watches.
1. When I first got into mechanical watches, I enjoyed the fact that I had a small machine, only comprised of springs and gears, on my wrist. I also liked the historical aspect, and found the sweeping seconds hand nice and calming to look at. But at the same time, I couldn't stop thinking about the fact that a mechanical watch is not precise in its time telling. And that is the main objective of a watch, in my eyes: To tell time, as precisely as possible.
2. So I bought a high-end quartz watch. I was very pleased with this for about half a year. But I slowly realized that I didn't actually have a relationship with the watch. It was dead on accurate all the time, and I never needed to do anything except correct the date now and then. The quartz watch started to feel cold and impersonal.
3. I sold it and went back to a mechanical watch. And here is the twist: I got it regulated, and it started to keep time almost like a quartz! It gained a second a day at the very most, and lost it again during the night. I was really impressed, but this also meant that I didn't need a relationship with this watch either! (Except setting the date). And this actually bugged me. So when it started to gain a couple of seconds some days ago, I was actually pleased! Now it's gained five seconds over the weekend, and I'm almost looking forward to setting it next monday.
What is my point? My point is that life is not perfect! It's probably been covered a thousand times before, but I like that my watch has a flaw. It tries as hard as it can to tell time as precise as possible, but it can't. It almost can, but not quite. And 99,9 percent of the time, that's good enough. And it's also the beauty of it. I'm not perfect. No one is perfect. Nothing I love is perfect.
So the imperfections of a mechanical watch, is what makes it, in my eyes, perfect. Almost. :)