5 Reasons a mechanical time piece is worth fixing

Why a mechanical watch/clock?

Scientists agree that the earth's magnetic poles are over due to flip, I watch the Walking Dead and worry about that post-apocalyptic world ( not really) and some rouge regime could detonate an EMP above Kansas. What do all of these things mean besides you no longer have to pay back that student loan? It means very little infrastructure and no electricity, also possibly lots of cockroaches I hear. It also means that battery powered wrist watch your wearing won't be much use in about 6mo. This brings me to my first point:

  1. Mechanical watches and clocks properly maintained can last darn near forever. I am always astounded when I look at one of my 50year old or older wristwatches or 100 year old clocks and they are happily telling the time with a high degree of accuracy.

  2. The cost of periodic maintenance and service can be spread over an enormous amount of time when compared to other things you use regularly. If I have the privilege of rebuilding or servicing your timepiece it may very well run for the next decade problem free. Try that with your Ford Taurus.

  3. They hold their value and in some cases appreciate in value through the years. again…..Ford Taurus

  4. They are incredibly engineered small machines that have served mankind for centuries, made global navigation possible and a mechanical watch even helped the crew of Apollo 13 get home! That's a hell of a resume.

  5. There is something endearing about a watch or clock that actually ticks.I particularly like movements that tick so loud that I can hear it periodically throughout my day, there is something indiscribingley satisfying about hearing that little machine’s steady pulse.

Now don't for a second think that I am detracting in anyway from the incredible accuracy of even a humble Quartz watch or clock, much more accurate than the average person needs but with much less involvement I think. Maybe there is something to be said for a little less accuracy and a little more involvement in our lives.

Let me know what you think and share a story about a special timepiece you may own!


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