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December 17, 2012

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Angelo

But at the same time----are you sure you aren't rationalizing about why you want to wear the automatics----when perhaps the subconscience is telling you to wear them to keep them wound?

herculodge

Quite right, Angelo. I hate it when my autos stop. It's like being a kid and playing don't jump on the sidewalk cracks. A neurosis.

jonnybardo

My Black Monster was losing time - I guess it wasn't wound enough, so I'm wearing it exclusively for a few days. I had worn it the first few days I had it then started mixing in the SSC015 and SKA425 again. After not wearing it for four or five days I noticed it had lost about ten minutes or more, so it is on the wrist.

I hear you about the kinetics. I'm probably not as extreme as you, but I like the "manual" feel to them. I've only got the two, but will probably get one or two more.

herculodge

My kinetics seem to keep their charge well. I think they only need a few hours a week once they get 75% charged.

Bill

Thoreau said that it would be better for a young worker starting out to build a snug, warm, dry box to sleep in than to go into debt for a house. There is truth to that.

I even saw the modern version of that, a Student Cube an architect designed as the ultimate in efficient housing. Ten feet by ten by ten, designed to be set in rows or stacks, it held a fold down bed, tiny kitchenette, desk for studying, even a full bath-- the sink and toilet were essentially inside the shower, so that by taking a shower you could clean the whole bathroom. Sort of. Add three Mao Suits (one to wear, one to wash, and a spare for emergencies), a pair of sturdy shoes, and a bag of Purina Bachelor Chow and you'd have everything you needed in life.

The prospect horrified me.

You need the Student Cube and that bag of Bachelor Chow. Anything beyond that is Art. But that Art is all that makes life worth living.

I'm rather fond of my Citizen Eco-Drive military style watch. It is aggressively without style, to the point that its lack of style IS a style in itself. There is something fun about a tool that does what it is supposed to do with the absolute maximum of efficiency. But if a well-made mechanical watch is Art to you, even if it costs more and has more design points than mere function would desire... well, spending a few bucks more for a watch you really like is hardly one of life's big moral questions. If that's Art to you, enjoy it. I'll never blame you for that.

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