Beaten up watches can look better

I like watches beaten up! Well, some of them. By “beaten up”, I mean watches that have aged well as a glorious result of daily use. There aren’t that many watches around that can take wear and tear well. The ones that do, however, gain a certain charm and character that is unbeatable. It breathes life into the watch and makes it a great storyteller. We live in a world where we want to keep our watches in pristine condition. Dents and scratches are like punches to the gut to most watch enthusiasts. But as I get older, I find myself increasingly attracted to watches that profit from the charm of signs of use. It’s all about vintage charm, storytelling power, and the carefree joy of daily wear… More here.

Totally agree with this. My Seastar Navigator, above, benefits hugely from the faded hands, worn bezel and general signs of use. Few objects benefit from such aging.

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