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05/03/2019
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101 Reasons Why Watches are Great: Part 6 They Add Serenity to Our Hectic Lives

By Jorg Weppelink
101 Reasons Why Watches are Great: They Add Serenity to Our Hectic Lives

101 Reasons Why Watches are Great: They Add Serenity to Our Hectic Lives

Are you frequently under a lot of stress? Are you constantly being bombarded by reminders on various devices? In a world where smartwatches help you keep to your busy schedule, mechanical watches can allow you to find a much needed moment of peace. It may even bring back memories of how you first acquired it. Perhaps you bought it for a special occasion, or maybe it was passed down to you by a beloved family member. It could even be that the history of that model captured your imagination and you just had to have one. Whatever it is, these fond memories help us escape from our hectic lives, even if only for a moment.

Watches can also distract with their beauty and intricacy. Every detail, from the case, bezel, and crown to the dial and hands, is worth taking in. Many watchmakers pour their hearts and souls into crafting the perfect dial. Considering how much time goes into every creation, it’d be almost criminal for you not to slow down and dedicate some time to exploring all the intricate details of your timepiece. Having a watch with a skeletonized dial or see-through case back gives you all the more to marvel at.

These are just two of many reasons why mechanical watches are able to help us find serenity in an otherwise chaotic world. No matter when or where you do it, we all need such moments and to take advantage of them wherever we find them.

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About the Author

Jorg Weppelink

Hi, I'm Jorg, and I've been writing articles for Chrono24 since 2016. However, my relationship with Chrono24 goes back a bit longer, as my love for watches began …

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