Ep. #183: Why Do Watches Make Us Happy?

By: Kaz Mirza

Watch collecting doesn’t exactly make a whole lotta sense – most of the time. What we can be sure of as watch collectors is that watch collecting, at the very least, elicits happiness in some way. Why is that?

This week, Kaz and Mike run through several aspects of watch collecting that simply spark joy. You’ll also hear about a cool new Seiko clone on the market and Kaz’s journey to getting his old Omega serviced. Enjoy!

Show Notes

Vintage Omega Seamaster: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7L8TY-nNdf/

Seiko SBDY015: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCWjNu8nzLU/

Klein Vintage Watch: https://www.kleinvintagewatchrepair.com/

Rdunae Vintage Turtle 6105-8000: https://wrwatches.com/collections/rdunae-retangula/products/rdunae-turtle-6105-8000?variant=31355244216429

Uncle Seiko GL831: https://www.uncleseiko.com/store/p148/gl831.html

Watchesoff: https://www.instagram.com/watchesoff/

MyScurfaStory: https://www.instagram.com/myscurfastory/

Orion Calamity: https://orionwatch.com/calamity

4 thoughts on “Ep. #183: Why Do Watches Make Us Happy?”

  1. I stick mostly with pocket watches and pre 1960s wrist watches and was drawn in, and stay in for one reason: when you service one and get caught up looking at this or that part, you inevitably remember the fact that the function of the manual watch is absolutely insane. It literally shouldn’t work. It’s the one time in history that something designed by committee came out perfect.

    And that committee was comprised of countless thousands of people working over several thousand years all over the globe.

    The pocket and wristwatches made just before WWII are the most advanced, high precision devices ever made by life – in the entire universe, as far as we know – without the assistance of a computer. When wearing a watch from that time period you know for certain that you have on your wrist or in your pocket a completely unparalleled achievement.

    And that’s pretty cool.


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