Usually cheaper than cars
and they take up less room in the garage. Maintenance
is about the same. Enjoying a watch takes less time than a round
of golf. And you can play with them in any weather condition. They're
easy to hide. They come in cool boxes. You can hunt for them all
over the world. You can get them to match any outfit. Age is not
a factor, although some would say the older the better. They come
in all sizes. You can get high maintenance ones or ones that require
no thought or effort at all. Yes, watches are fun regardless of
They can be status symbols,
although most of us can't read or recognize them unless they're
right in front of our eyes. There's thousands of them on Ebay at
any given time. Our grandparents had pocket and purse watches. There's
plenty of legends and lore, magazines and books, plus thousands of web sites (including this one) dedicated
to them. And watch collectors have their own lingo and buzzwords.
There are status brands, luxury
brands, unknown brands, craftsman's brand, discount brands, However
this site deals with my love of high-end mechanical watches.
means in most cases a watchmaker or other highly skilled artisans
designed, produced, assembled, and finished the watches. Some
complicated watches from Blancpain even have the watchmakers signature
engraved underneath the dial of the watch.
Here's an example of
a high-mech watch. Click on this link.
Perpetual Calendar Flyback Chronograph
If you want to learn more the
best place on the web is the community of watch lovers, collectors and
friends called www.timezone.com