It is exactly 37 years today that I purchased my wrist watch, the one commented on by so many YouTube viewers. So I thought I should do a story about it. It is a Rolex Oyster Submariner 1680 date in stainless steel, purchased 8 January 1981. I wear it every day.
There are few products that can be used and worn every day for nearly 4 decades and still remain essential, and even fewer that go up in value and which never look out of date.
This video sums up why many of us love watches. It isn’t about showing off or the geeky stuff going on inside, it’s about the utility and the genuinely timeless nature of such objects. And yes, I do get the irony of a watch being described as timeless.