I have been searching Ebay for almost a year looking for a black face Hermes cape cod watch. There are other places I can get it, but I would like to find the right one. I want one from an estate sale. I want a dead man’s watch.
As a man, if there is one accessory you are likely to wear consistently through your entire life it is your watch – and so it deserves to be properly appreciated, selected for its properties, and it should pack a good conversation if someone were to ask. If your watch doesn’t meet these basic criteria I would recommend giving it away and beginning your quest to find a new one.
The price doesn’t really matter. The style should be based on your own wardrobe – personally I like watches that look good dirty, watches that stay congruent with who I am, watches that would still look cool with bloodstains and a frayed wristband.
I wouldn’t buy a watch with Arabic numbers on it, strictly Roman numerals. Why? I love Latin. I love classical history, and the concepts that can be gained from understanding what the Romans did right…and perhaps more importantly, what they did wrong. I also wouldn’t buy a watch that glows in the dark. To me, glowing in the dark is about as cool as Arabic numbers. Both questions, when asked to me, strike me as equally ridiculous. Who knows. Sic semper tyrannis. Not that that has anything to do with this. But seriously, tyrants, check yo’ selves.