Why I Started Collecting Watches
Destroying 'anti-sentimentality' piece by piece
When I turned 30, I realised my entire life was disposable.
Everything I owned would be dead before I was.
Ikea furniture, Macbook Pro, an old iPhone. None of it would survive or be useful in 30 or 40 years’ time.
My quest to live frugally had inadvertently put me on a path of ‘anti-sentimentality’.
I had nothing of value to hand down to my future kids or grandkids.
My epiphany… Watches.
Automatic, servicable timepieces that have maintained relevance and usability for over 100 years. It’s new to me. It’s vintage to my progeny.
They have personality, they have grace… and when purchased for significant life events, they will always have a story to tell.
Maybe that’s something for you to ponder too. Other than good memories, what sentimental things can decendents remember you by?
I think its nice to have something deathless, when we ourselves are not.