Watches are mental

There are two watches. One of them is markedly thicker, more than twice as expensive and its accuracy is two times lower than the other one. It also doesn't have applied indexes, unlike the other one. Which one is better? Of course it's the first one. Because it's beautiful. That's why watches are mental.

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To quote St Vincent: “You can’t turn off what turns you on.”

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English_archer

To quote St Vincent: “You can’t turn off what turns you on.”

Very true. But watches are also tools, and it's a watchmaker's job to balance function and beauty.

It's also the user's job to find their own wants and needs...I think I'm there, or thereabouts. Which is a good thing, because I need the money for the actually necessary stuff. 😀

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Recognise a baby Alpinist when I see one. I’m fed up with mine though, at -30spd it’s going back to Seiko for sorting.

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jumpingjames

Recognise a baby Alpinist when I see one. I’m fed up with mine though, at -30spd it’s going back to Seiko for sorting.

Back when I picked up my Vostok from the watchmaker who regulated it, I told him I wanted something better in the future, like a Seiko.

Him: "Seiko? 🤨"

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They are lovely, just a bit of a lottery when it comes to timekeeping.

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jumpingjames

They are lovely, just a bit of a lottery when it comes to timekeeping.

If I'm not satisfied with mine after it wears in, I'll have it regulated through the AD.

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CheapHangover

If I'm not satisfied with mine after it wears in, I'll have it regulated through the AD.

Yes. I have just dropped mine back at the AD

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That’s why my answer most of the time is #seiko 😁