Bovet Récital 20 Astérium: The Galaxy On Your Wrist

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Bovet Récital 20 Astérium: The Galaxy On Your Wrist

Postby koimaster » August 28th 2017, 8:41am

Rare astronomical events have the ability to make people more aware of the details while also considering the bigger picture.

Things like solar eclipses, meteor showers, or dancing aurora can have an effect on a person’s psyche that creates a deeper understanding of our place in the universe. Watching the moon blot out the sun for a few minutes (as it did across the U.S. on August 21, 2017) could be a transformative experience that makes one appreciate the little moments a bit more.

When I gazed skyward to witness my first total solar eclipse, I was struck by how much I was unprepared for what I was about to experience. Every moment of the one minute and forty-four seconds of totality passed by in what I would call thick and creeping time. My experience of this time dilation was familiar to other unique moments in life where I seem to exist outside of time, however briefly, and get a glimpse of something perpetually hard to explain but extremely real to my being.

Just like extreme sports, moments with a loved one, or near-death experiences, powerful events have a power to bring you into the current moment where past and future have no real meaning: there is only, and will ever only be, now. Of course, when the sun reappeared and the eclipse was only a memory, time sped up and my past and future rushed in to fill the cracks and occupy my mind.

But for just a few moments, I truly was.

Strangely enough, I sometimes find little existential moments like these when I gaze into incredible mechanics and complex machines that defy expectations and provide an escape for an energetic mind. When those mechanics exist to convey the wonders of the universe, it’s even better.

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Re: Bovet Récital 20 Astérium: The Galaxy On Your Wrist

Postby conjurer » August 28th 2017, 8:59am

Dang, that was a lot of words--and some of them were actually about the watch.
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Re: Bovet Récital 20 Astérium: The Galaxy On Your Wrist

Postby bobbee » August 28th 2017, 9:24am

conjurer wrote:Dang, that was a lot of words--and some of them were actually about the watch.


Where do you go for lessons on how to tell the time with it?
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Re: Bovet Récital 20 Astérium: The Galaxy On Your Wrist

Postby foghorn » August 28th 2017, 9:46am

Whichever is the back must get pretty scummy after a day of wear. But then again whoever would wear this over crafted ,ugly, abomination of a watch probably doesn't sweat or move about much.
And where do they dig up these inanely verbose writers that make me want to puke after reading only a few lines of their drivel?
The watch and writer need to be taken out back and put out of their misery.




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Re: Bovet Récital 20 Astérium: The Galaxy On Your Wrist

Postby PiningforElgin » August 28th 2017, 11:44am

It's an uber-expensive nice bracelet for decoration, sure. Not really a timepiece for its purpose. I mean as jewelry it's pretty to look at.

Jacob & Co. is one of the worst offender in making this stuff. Richard Mille, Piaget, etc. do it too but not as prolifically
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Re: Bovet Récital 20 Astérium: The Galaxy On Your Wrist

Postby AJC » August 28th 2017, 12:34pm

I have 2 of these. They're alright.
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Re: Bovet Récital 20 Astérium: The Galaxy On Your Wrist

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 28th 2017, 1:27pm

foghorn wrote:Whichever is the back must get pretty scummy after a day of wear. But then again whoever would wear this over crafted ,ugly, abomination of a watch probably doesn't sweat or move about much.
And where do they dig up these inanely verbose writers that make me want to puke after reading only a few lines of their drivel?
The watch and writer need to be taken out back and put out of their misery.




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I agree. The watch is genuinely ghastly. Whole lot of useless shite in there, and it's the very wrong sort of blingy. I hate the fancy verbiage all the same.

By the way, FTF'nW is yet another part of the local jargon that I haven't yet mastered. Care to illuminate me as to the meaning of that abbreviation used so frequently in the Watchlords dialect?
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Re: Bovet Récital 20 Astérium: The Galaxy On Your Wrist

Postby foghorn » August 28th 2017, 1:32pm

Fuck That Fuckin' Watch
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Re: Bovet Récital 20 Astérium: The Galaxy On Your Wrist

Postby conjurer » August 28th 2017, 9:43pm

AJC wrote:I have 2 of these. They're alright.


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Postby TemerityB » August 29th 2017, 6:18am

I knew I met Joshua Munchow somewhere.

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