While wanting to show off one’s wealth is all well and good, I’m more interested in the people who buy timepieces because of their fascination with the history and technical mastery behind them. I know this is a rather romantic take on the matter, but researching a brand and specific model is a great way to connect with like-minded individuals.It will also transform your watch from a simple status symbol to a bearer of history with its own stories to tell.
But why are watches status symbols in the first place? Are they better status symbols than cars, clothing, or houses? For me, the answer is a clear yes. Firstly, watches as status symbols most definitely predate the car. Secondly, the most exclusive timepieces are made of precious materials and often feature diamonds and other gemstones, all without losing their practicality as timekeepers. Finally, watches are extremely personal. They join us in our everyday lives and are a clear indicator of the image we’re trying to project.