Why are watches enduring status symbols?

Why are watches enduring status symbols?

Postby koimaster » June 21st 2018, 10:54am

We’re rarely far away from a device telling us the time, yet sales of luxury watches have never been higher. Mike Williams explores why the seemingly obsolete technology in mechanical watches is still highly desirable, and what wearing one says about its owner.

Link to 15 minute podcast which can be downloaded in MP3 format as well.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02j0p7k
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Re: Why are watches enduring status symbols?

Postby foghorn » June 21st 2018, 12:14pm

Never been a status symbol for me. Just a thing on my wrist. Most people in my circle don't know an Alpha from an Omega. And don't care either. All my watch talk is done covertly,on line. I can't imagine shutting down the computer and then continue boring people with watch talk.
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Re: Why are watches enduring status symbols?

Postby JAS1125 » June 21st 2018, 2:38pm

foghorn wrote:Never been a status symbol for me. Just a thing on my wrist. Most people in my circle don't know an Alpha from an Omega. And don't care either. All my watch talk is done covertly,on line. I can't imagine shutting down the computer and then continue boring people with watch talk.


Yup, and nice to see you back.

Most people would think we're nuts if we talked about watches in the real world the way we do online
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Re: Why are watches enduring status symbols?

Postby nimbleboy » June 22nd 2018, 9:39am

I've been posting my watches daily on Instagram and often cross-posting to Facebook. A lot of puzzled people out there. I rather enjoy making my friends and family wonder what the hell I'm doing... My mom told me there's something wrong with my camera because so much of my pics are blurry. I don't have high-end watches; a couple of my friends know when I post the nicer ones I own. But given the rest of my existence, my friends know I don't give a shit about status.
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Re: Why are watches enduring status symbols?

Postby biglove » June 22nd 2018, 8:39pm

When I get a new watch I usually add a photo of it in my FB watch album, visible only to friends. Had a coworker tell me today she didn’t realize the photos are of different watches. Most people don’t care.
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Re: Why are watches enduring status symbols?

Postby artman » June 22nd 2018, 8:53pm

I'm kinduv a big thing 'round here so I make my wartches look good.
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Re: Why are watches enduring status symbols?

Postby Racer-X » June 22nd 2018, 11:05pm

Pfft, 99% could care less.
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Re: Why are watches enduring status symbols?

Postby Thunder1 » June 23rd 2018, 6:05am

Racer-X wrote:Pfft, 99% could care less.

I have to agree...
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Re: Why are watches enduring status symbols?

Postby codguy » June 23rd 2018, 9:49am

Status symbol? Nah, just jewelry.

Simply jewelry that displays time.
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