This is a question I’ve asked myself on occasion. Not often, but on occasion. I guess during some idle moment I’ve attempted to find a higher meaning to this hobby/obsession and the romantic idea of passing down a deeply personal item such as a watch sits well with that. Unfortunately, that doesn’t explain why I need so many of the damn things, and why I seem to sell them on just as soon as the next shiny thing presents itself. Nevertheless, the notion of an heirloom watch has been playing on my mind again recently.
I often see the phrase ‘heirloom quality’ thrown about, which doesn’t sit at all well with me for two reasons.