In a world where we have the technology like phones and computers that can tell us what time it is, watches have become products bought for style and looks more than function.
As I've mentioned before, I don't buy watches very often. I tend to shop for watches like I'm shopping for a piece of art. When I do see something I like, such as a few of these luxury watches by Longines, it's usually of the high end variety. So unless I inherit a large sum of money soon, I'll have to keep on adding to my "Watch Wishlist".
The latest addition to this Wishlist is the vintage Longines cocktail watch pictured above. What I especially like about it is the unique design. I would consider it a collector's item - a piece to invest in for resale in the future.
I am also in love with this Longines vintage watch with 18k white gold and diamonds. Anybody have $4,000 they want to donate so I could have this beauty?
Am I crazy to even think of considering paying a few thousand dollars for a watch? I keep having this image in my head of my grandchildren and great-grandchildren passing along this watch to remind the generations after me about my personal philosophy of time.
I am by no means a watch snob, but I think of time as a luxury, so a watch has to remind me to live in the moment. If I do wear a watch, it's going to be one that has beauty and meaning. It's going to be a timepiece that symbolizes my appreciation of time, and the realization of how precious it is.