A relic from the past

I just remembered that a little more than a year ago I took of my watch. The main reason was that my skin was irritated by the leather in the hot weather. And I knew that I didn’t really need a watch, as I spend most of my days behind the PC with a little clock in the corner, and usually wear both my mobile phone and my Palm with me.
Now, after more than one year without wearing a watch, I don’t miss it at all. Not only because I have clocks in other places, but most of all as time is not that important. While wearing a watch I found myself checking the time several times a day, while actually I only have four moments on the day on which I really need to know the time: the moment I have to wake up (taken care of by the alarm clock), the moment I leave the office for my lunch break (I will notice as my colleagues will leave too), the moment I go back to my office after lunch (which is after the weather forecast on TV finished) and the moment to go home after work (once again, I only have to follow my colleagues). For none of these moments I need a watch.
The more I think about it, the more useless watches appear. In fact, nowadays they only serve as a fashion accessory or in case you are out without a mobile phone. The watch has become a relic from the past.

2 thoughts on “A relic from the past”

  1. I have been watchless before, but somebody very dear to me gave me a watch as a present, and since then I had been wearing watches again.
    But for now, no more watches! I don’t go to posh meetings and in my opinion a nice dress shirt looks a lot better without a watch.

  2. Hi Jeroen,
    I couldn’t agree more with you – I’ve been watchless for over 7 years. Ever since I moved to the Netherlands and forgot my watch at my parents house, I haven’t missed the thing. Clocks are everywhere and as I take my cellphone or my laptop with me wherever, I always have the time. I only wear my watch at posh meetings or fancy dress parties, but then only as a fashionable item 😉
    But there are many *very* nice fashionable watches out there…

Comments are closed.