Watches I Wear

I enjoy mechanical watches. Unlike most tools I work with – all PCB and LCD and software – my watches hail from another era: an older, more tactile one. There’s something deeply present about them. You can see the movement working, listen to their springs and gears whir away, feel the rotor shift as you move your wrist… They’re physical. Real.

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Swatch Sistem51

The one – perhaps the only – attribute Swatch has going for its Sistem51 series of automatic watches are its funky designs. Having purchased a Tangerine recently I was surprised at the tactile differences between it and my equivalent Seikos:

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I’ve realized for a time now (never voiced, mind you) that my interests lie less in social issues, but in improving the Canadian business and economic climate – especially for software entrepreneurs.

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