One of this week’s reads is a continuation of my thoughts from last week. After finishing that update, I got curious about the difference between “electric” watches and the more sophisticated mechanical ones. I googled the topic and came onto the article below. The other read was something I stumbled on from Pocket’s recommended articles. Both articles are fairly long but I figured that’s okay since I had to make up for last week.
What I Read:
Still ticking: The improbable survival of the luxury watch business | The Guardian – This article is a great summary of everything I’ve read on watches this past week. After last week’s decision to not buy the Activite, I’ve been scouring the internet for information about mechanical watches. I’ve always wanted to get one and thought they were “better” than a quartz watch but did not fully understand why until this past week. Quartz watches are actually more accurate than mechanical watches while having less moving parts. The magic and cost of a mechanical watch lies in the fact that a tiny device on your wrist can tell time just by winding it and nothing else.
I admire that these watches can last for decades if serviced and cared for. That’s not something you can say with modern devices. New and better technology makes your current television, computer, and cellphone obsolete and feeling old within five years.
1500 People Give All the Relationship Advice You’ll Ever Need | Mark Manson – The title of this post makes it sound like a cheesy click bait piece. However, once you dig into it and get past the first item, you notice that there’s substance in the writing. Also, being able to discern trends and pull tangible characteristics from 1500 responses gives this article credibility. The one that hit home for me was item #12 on being practical and creating relationship rules. When I first moved in with my girlfriend, I was a little irked that it seemed like I was always doing the laundry. But I came to realize that since I have more free time in the evenings, it makes more sense for me to handle it. Also, I can write between washing and drying loads (that’s how this post is being put together).