We all have different reasons, rationales, passions, or ideas about why we're drawn to specific watches or watches in general. After a conversation with a fellow watch enthusiast last night on this subject, it has got me curious, what is your overarching motivation for a watch selection? So otherwise asked, what is the most significant factor in selecting a watch? For me, I'm drawn to the general aesthetics of a watch (and how they relate to my personal tastes). If it doesn't look good or provide me with delight, I'm hard-pressed to find myself interested. But admittedly, two other factors frequently creep up: heritage and function. Occasionally I find the heritage (story) of a piece or it's function (or lack thereof) will outweigh my aesthetic preferences. And if I could expand the question a little further, why do you like watches? I mean, you've gone so far as to join a watch forum, talk about watches, embarrassingly talk wrist shots in public, post said pictures, and more. What is it about these trinkets on our wrists that develops such passion?