What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby Racer-X » August 26th 2017, 7:51pm

by Ryan Schmidt "Why watches? What is it about a watch that captivates us?
Ask what makes a watch enthusiast tick, and the idea of the “soul” of a watch might well feature in the response – the idea that something elevates the watch from a cold object of engineering to something of greater import; the idea that there is some essential nature in a watch connecting with us on a deep and inarticulated human level."

Article at Quill & Pad
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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby conjurer » August 26th 2017, 8:00pm

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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby foghorn » August 27th 2017, 5:21am

I started to feel like like I was gonna puke after a couple of paragraphs.

I finally let fly the chunks when I read this-

"The primary function of a balance wheel might be to regulate the movement, but with its hypnotic dance we attribute a more personal, human aesthetic to it. Each oscillation animates the movement, bringing the watch to life from a metallic slumber."


I stopped there.



FFS!!!!
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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby biglove » August 27th 2017, 7:04am

Couldn't read it all. Wonder if the author is also a televangelist? SOB sure likes to hear himself ramble on.
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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby bobbee » August 27th 2017, 9:56am

"The Arsehole of a watch: A Constipation."
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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby Racer-X » August 27th 2017, 10:21am

The battery, of course.
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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby codguy » August 27th 2017, 1:31pm

^ yep, nothing says soul like a battery powered watch with it's stuttering seconds hand :Thumbsup:

At least a person can purchase one of those over a automatic because lack of funds, gives them the important look on the cheap....
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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby foghorn » August 27th 2017, 3:59pm

codguy wrote:
At least a person can purchase one of those over a automatic because lack of funds, gives them the important look on the cheap....




Damn skippy!!



Screw all you impoverished bastards who wear your soulless quartz watches just too look impotent.
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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby codguy » August 27th 2017, 4:15pm

^ Yep
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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby PiningforElgin » August 27th 2017, 4:31pm

foghorn wrote:I started to feel like like I was gonna puke after a couple of paragraphs.

I finally let fly the chunks when I read this-

"The primary function of a balance wheel might be to regulate the movement, but with its hypnotic dance we attribute a more personal, human aesthetic to it. Each oscillation animates the movement, bringing the watch to life from a metallic slumber."


I stopped there.



FFS!!!!


What's wrong with this? It's nice to read. I like sentimental writings
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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby conjurer » August 27th 2017, 4:33pm

PiningforElgin wrote:
foghorn wrote:I started to feel like like I was gonna puke after a couple of paragraphs.

I finally let fly the chunks when I read this-

"The primary function of a balance wheel might be to regulate the movement, but with its hypnotic dance we attribute a more personal, human aesthetic to it. Each oscillation animates the movement, bringing the watch to life from a metallic slumber."


I stopped there.



FFS!!!!


What's wrong with this? It's nice to read. I like sentimental writings


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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby PiningforElgin » August 27th 2017, 4:36pm

conjurer wrote:
PiningforElgin wrote:
foghorn wrote:I started to feel like like I was gonna puke after a couple of paragraphs.

I finally let fly the chunks when I read this-

"The primary function of a balance wheel might be to regulate the movement, but with its hypnotic dance we attribute a more personal, human aesthetic to it. Each oscillation animates the movement, bringing the watch to life from a metallic slumber."


I stopped there.



FFS!!!!


What's wrong with this? It's nice to read. I like sentimental writings


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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby conjurer » August 27th 2017, 4:42pm

PiningforElgin wrote:
conjurer wrote:
PiningforElgin wrote:
foghorn wrote:I started to feel like like I was gonna puke after a couple of paragraphs.

I finally let fly the chunks when I read this-

"The primary function of a balance wheel might be to regulate the movement, but with its hypnotic dance we attribute a more personal, human aesthetic to it. Each oscillation animates the movement, bringing the watch to life from a metallic slumber."


I stopped there.



FFS!!!!


What's wrong with this? It's nice to read. I like sentimental writings


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I hope this helps.
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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby iwasbanned » August 27th 2017, 4:58pm

PiningforElgin wrote:
What's wrong with this? It's nice to read. I like sentimental writings


Sentimental? It's pretty horrible, like "Twighlight Saga" horrible.
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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby bedlam » August 27th 2017, 5:04pm

PiningforElgin wrote:What's wrong with this? It's nice to read. I like sentimental writings

And horse-shit :lol:
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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 27th 2017, 6:29pm

iwasbanned wrote:
PiningforElgin wrote:
What's wrong with this? It's nice to read. I like sentimental writings


Sentimental? It's pretty horrible, like "Twighlight Saga" horrible.

I don't think it's quite as horrible as that rancid "saga" about some tosser of a Bela Lugosi wannabe trying to fuck his dinner. Hardly anything is quite as horrible.

That editorial is beyond masturbatory. I mean, the author probably made quite an effort to make it sound intelligent, but to me, it's just a ton of unbearable verbiage, losing the reader after a paragraph or two. Not that a literary wank isn't common on watch blogs, but this one's an overkill even by the standards of that "pseudo-journalistic single-handed contemplation" genre.

Bad horological journalism has three major forms. There are articles and editorial of little value, there's rancid stuff oozing hype and ulterior motive (which is kind of enjoyable to read - just to laugh hard at it, and then to give it a verbal walloping), and there are completely and utterly useless ones. Quoting a certain Frank Underwood, I have no patience for useless things. One needs not even guess if I had any for this one.
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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby bobbee » August 27th 2017, 9:41pm

Keep the cabriole legs and offer up the whole table top to this author...
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Re: What Makes Up The Soul Of A Watch: A Contemplation

Postby Mortuus » August 27th 2017, 10:25pm

Well, there ARE worse things...

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