I constantly wonder why I am an outlier in my love of dress or dressier watches.
I can’t believe it’s just an aesthetic preference - particularly when some “sports” watches are objectively just downright ugly. I have wondered whether we just don’t want to take care of our precious things as much as we perhaps used to. The proliferation of youtubers who will tell you a watch “shouldn’t be babied” or sells a watch on account of fear of scratching it, perhaps influences or represents a wider view.
But to them I say - dudes, you are missing out! Not only do dress watches bring elegance and in many cases interest to collections, their finer nature encourage us to really care for something we supposedly covet or think of as precious.
Every time I wear my Reverso I think about it’s suitability for the day ahead and whether I should wear a shirt or jumper with a cuff to provide some protection. During the day I think about not flinging my arms around, and when I take it off, I put it away properly. It’s a ritual and a discipline that I associate with the privilege of owning something I truly value.
What do others think?