My laziness stroke again this morning when I realized it was the first of December and I could not be bothered to change the date on any of my watches.
I used to put a lot of importance on a date or day/date complication, to the point where I would dismiss no date watches. As I'm getting older my whole relationship with time has changed and while it's still important for my daily schedule, I don't need a calendar on my wrist anymore.
I also learned to take my time doing things and stop rushing to try to do everything. Drinking coffee peacefully while enjoying the sun rise became more important than being the first at the office. I guess that I first felt this shift when I got back to shave with a double edge safety razor because it take longer and requires more attention, which turned shaving from a chore to a mindful ritual that I re-learned to enjoy.
And so I don't mind not having a date complication on my watches anymore. The Lorier Safari with its copper art deco retro look is better without and it also save me the hassle of setting the date, which is more time for me to enjoy my coffee.
I'm a big fan of watches that are interesting because they are either unique, have interesting features, well designed or simply offer a great value for their price.