Business is slow in a lot of ways but also frantic in many ways. People are rushing to sell, while buyers are holding back. The economy takes a real hit, livelihoods get disrupted but out of a sudden things become clear. We can do away with a lot unnecessary frills in our lives. We revert back to the basics as per Maslow’s hierarchy. Everything else above that is luxury, a blessing and stuff we can do away with.
An early morning discussion with a mate today puts things into perspective. What do we spend our money on? On things we value. Today this question is more relevant than ever. In the case for watches, things become increasingly clear. Those that don’t hold value (and value is subjective) to me are quickly dropped out. Subjective value > quality > quantity. That sort a thing. I’ve mentioned before, that there are many aspects to watch’s value. One of them would be sentimental value.
A quick visit to the local strap maker this AM eggs me on to write a post on two very special Reversos that I’ve purchased about a decade ago, back in the days where Jerome Lambert sat at the helm where JLC witnessed glory days. The watches remind me of my friends, the camaraderie and a special moment in JLC history where we were banging all the right notes creating beautiful symphony. Fast forward to 2020 and I must say if these two watches were to be offered to me, I’d have bought it for the same reasons as I did before.
To my friends Guillermo, Milan, Nico and this wonderful watch community, my thoughts are with all of you.
Some pics on my new straps:
Have a great week you all.