To each his own, but I wouldn't want anyone to come away from this discussion believing that all expensive Swiss watches are necessarily delicate, or that the chief reason for owning them is brand snobbery. I'm sure that some such timepieces indeed are delicate, and that certain of their owners take a silent satisfaction, from time to time, in impressing others--but the inherent beauty and, yes, durability of a great Swiss watch count too. Mine has been ticking for more than a half-century, and to my eyes there's no more stylishly understated wrist ornament anywhere. Others' experiences may--and no doubt will.--vary.
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9/30/04 at 4:15pm