It's about little things

You know, i can't really afford a Santos right now. When watch prices were suitable for my income level i was thinking that the only watch you need is an Apple Watch. Famous last words.

Apple Watch won't ever give you this vibe. It's a nice tool, if you need this kinda tool. But as time goes on i stopped pretending i'm into utility of things.

It feels great to think that you are a pretty rational human being. That you are above all this design and marketing BS, that you have an X-Ray vision, because you can look straight into the essence of things (which means "specs") and get the best value. You know something that other people don't! You can resist to the marketing messages of evil corporations (by jumping on a different marketing message of a different corporations, lol). It's a really, really nice warm, 'swampy' feeling.

But it's not fun to live like that. Due to technological advancement, right now the most convenient way to record guitar is to use special software that would replicate the sound of guitar and play notes consistently perfect. Not a single note that goes early or late, unless you program it like that. Couple years ago this software wasn't too good, it sounded plasticy and unnatural, leaving you with an uncanny valley feeling. Now it sounds great, specially if you good at mixing. You don't need to bring a session musician in the studio, deal with a human factor and build productive communication with a creative person (which could be even harder than to write a decent song), you just gotta be good at programming sounds. Still, we're longing to live imperfect playing. Those little time shifts feel great, and little mistakes may turn in a wonderful happy accidents. The beauty of little things.

This watch looks like a blend between Santos Octagon and Santos Galbee but at the same time it's not a carbon copy of a Cartier masterpiece. It feels fantastic, while providing nothing, but looks. The product of different era, 100% romantic endeavour. 30x30mm two-tone watch with a 3ATM of water resistance, produced at the 80s, the complete opposite of what's hot now. The appreciation of smaller watches is kinda back, still smaller case sizes means going for 38mm instead of 40mm. But can you wear a 30mm watch on a 6.5'/16.5cm wrist? Yes and it feels crazy good. While looking at this watch, i imagine late summer/early fall evening, warm, but not hot enough that you can't wear a shirt, nice casual bar, sour gin cocktails, the hedonistic carelessness. Or a beautiful early silent morning, with a cup of green tea. This is what i like the most about those smaller vintage dressy pieces - this watches are effortlessly and casually beautiful without a slightest hint of trying hard.

Another thing i want to notice is that quartz movement is a perfect match for this timepiece. It's only 6mm thick, and the bezel is domed, which makes it look even thinner. I love slim quartz movements in a small watches, because it simultaneously affordable and super elegant.

This watch will slide under the cuff and no-one will ever tell it's there, unless you show them. This watch is solely about your personal feeling about it. A perfect small detail.

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Nice piece 👌 Vintage quartz is wonderful. Feels safer than a mechanical IMO 😊

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You speak 100% truth.

Gorgeous watch!

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DeeperBlue

You speak 100% truth.

Gorgeous watch!

Thanks! It’s a huge find to me. I’ve been on a mission to find an elegant small sporty two-tone piece, which doesn’t scream 90s. In a perfect world you just buy a Cartier Santos Galbee, but sadly we are not.

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mjosamannen

Nice piece 👌 Vintage quartz is wonderful. Feels safer than a mechanical IMO 😊

I love how vintage quartz watches are super super thin. With a smaller cases, it creates perfect proportions.

I’m not sacred of vintage mechanical watches, but for more “dressy” watches I’d rather take a slim quartz

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Amen! 🙏🏼

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That Tissot is so good looking. And I don't even like rectangular watches or Roman numerals. I have a Tissot Everytime Large that also violates all my pre-conceived notions. It's too big, and too minimalist. And I just love it.

A friend of mine in a band I was in said music is like food. Some people like broccoli, and some don't. I think watches are the same way.