Hi all, I was watching a youtube video by K.D.P Ross (link below) and i would be happy to open a discussion on the same idea here. Well, please allow me to share with you how i think of the meaning of owning a watch, being connected emotionally to and was it needed to be purchased in the first place! I will try to summarize it in points: 1- mechanical watches They really have something magical in how they sound and how they give you the feeling that they need you (for self/hand winding, adjusting, setting, servicing....) as much as you need them. Quartz watches miss that part though i respect them for introducing a technology that solves power reserving problem that some people find it annoying! 2- a single purpose device Many people have discussed the issue of gear watches ,if i am using the right terminology, .. one of them was my 12 years old son, and i tried to explain my own opinion to him as simple as: watches/clocks survived for 200 years because (in my humble opinion) they do serve a single purpose of time keeping! The NASA team was equipped with the most advanced devices of that age.. but this 43mm moonwatch saved their lives on apollo 13! It was built just to keep time even in harsh conditions! 3- worth! A hot debate comes from time to time between me and a very close friend who keeps criticizing me for being a watch enthusiast. It all started when i paid a hell of money for restoration of vintage family-inherited watches,, he claims that what i am doing is waste of money as the original owners are gone and it is now "pointless" to spend money on their stuff while i can pay a tenth on a regular watch that "regular people" put on their wrists! I can understand that both of us (myself and my friend) are on two extremes! But let's be realistic! I can pay for a mechanical watch a sum equivalent to a price of a new smart phone! Many people (including my friend) would accept that and find it "reasonable thinking" while they would jump on me for paying that on a watch. The funny part comes after couple of years when their phones turn into crap while our love to our watches grow year after year. And after we go away, our sons and daughters will remember us definately not with our iphones... but with the timepieces that we left over for them to enjoy or even sell on ebay! I hope you find this topic interesring and contribute with your valuble coments below Thank you for reading.. Regards, Sameh.