IS IT OK TO WEAR A NON-FUNCTIONING WATCH (ONE THAT’S BROKEN, SAY, OR VINTAGE BUT NEVER REPAIRED) SOLELY AS JEWELRY, SINCE I MOSTLY USE MY PHONE TO CHECK THE TIME ANYWAY?
Entirely unacceptable. The magic in every watch stems from man’s uncontainable need to measure the most intangible governing force/ pressure/whateverthingy: time. If you want to wear jewelry (which is totally acceptable), buy a bracelet.
Nylon Watch Strap ($16) by J.crew
Suede Watch Strap ($220) by Hodinkee