Thinking about time is to acknowledge two contradictory certainties: that our outward lives are governed by the seasons and the clock; that our inward lives are governed by something much less regular — an imaginative impulse cutting through the dictates of daily time, and leaving us free to ignore the boundaries of here and now and pass like lightning along the coil of pure time, that is, the circle of the universe and whatever it does or does not contain. JW
My passion started as a wee little one with my first watch as a Christmas gift from my parents. I was always bad about tearing into things especially if they weren’t mine (middle child syndrome)! Anyway, It was Christmas of 1972, I remember it well like it was yesterday. I was given a Timex mechanical analog watch and I was really fascinated by it and curious about what made the ticking noise.
It was not long before curiosity got the best of me and I opened it up to see what made my watch tick… As the old cliche goes, the rest is history. Needless to say, my parents were furious for having destroyed my watch. I remember their exact words to this day, “We will never buy you another watch” and they didn’t either! I remember my personal thoughts after that conversation… they were, as soon as I was able to, and had a job, the first thing I would do is buy myself a watch.
That was the start of two things for me; 1). Passion for watch collecting, 2). My passion for Seiko. Seiko was the very first watch I purchased for myself. After that, my next watch was Swiss, a Cartier Tank purchased with my college funds! So I guess really three things… Love of Swiss watches as well.
There folks is the rest of the story!