Watches are completely irrational, unnecessary shiny toys , and nothing more. Yet we can always buy another one because we love them so much. Often the tipping point for a purchase is the enabling whispers of our fellow watch enthusiasts.
A friend of mine is deliberating the purchase of a Porsche Design Chronograph 1, a stunning watch that he has not quite yet, but almost, committed to.
I sent him these uplifting words of encouragement…
”“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
So stuff it! By the watch and enjoy it for the few meaningless days you have left (you are 52 after all).”
Maybe a bit down beat????
What’s the best enabling phrase or rationalisation you’ve heard that’s tipped you over the line?