Both are really cool watches. Idk man, sometimes I see really good practical watches like that DaMasko and I won't say anything, I think, that is a serious person who doesn't have time for my nonsense.
Those are like the Nikes of the watch industry. the latest swatch thing barely made it into the nonwatch world. And Rolex is The Watch for most people. Weirdly getting into watches has made me admire Rolex more, both from a technical/craft point of view and from a marketing/brand point of view.
Completely agree that watches are obsolete. But I also notice a lot of apple watch people end up jumping to traditional watches, even to try them out. Just a few weeks ago i met a 7 year old kid whose parents told me that they never take their watch off (a digital timex) I've had a watch since I was a little kid, but I my taste tends to be into the outre.
Once while watchless (rough couple of weeks that was!) I tried carrying a pocket watch I got as a piece of a costume. It was kinda cool. Then again I'd wear a top hat too, because I thought that was funny. I kept my watch in the little outside pocket of my leather jacket and just go about my day, top hat cocked at a rakish angle. The reactions I would get from people were priceless. Terribly impractical hat BTW.
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