HOW MANY WATCHES DOES ONE MAN REALLY NEED? I KNOW YOU CAN COLLECT FOR COLLECTING’S SAKE, BUT IF I WANT TO HAVE THE RIGHT KIND OF WATCHES (I.E. DIFFERENT STYLES FOR DIFFERENT OCCASIONS), WHAT IS THE IDEAL NUMBER?
Firstly, careful with accusations. I’m certain anyone with a sizeable collection can justify every piece. The answer to how many one needs is simple: none. Had we continued to wear watches solely for specialized tasks (tool watches) then we’d wear them only as long as the task required and revert back to clocks on walls, and desks, and on our cell phones. Fortunately, that’s not the case, and we can go on wearing or collecting as we choose. At moments I envy the individual with a single watch, worn for absolutely everything; at others, I lust for the drawers full of thoughtfully discovered relics of the past. Here’s a closing thought: find for yourself, slowly and thoughtfully, four watches: your everyday,