Watches – The Male Perspective
By Erik Schaepers*
The Watch. Why do we wear it? There is a clock on my phone, in my car, on my computer, there is a timepiece everywhere. So what’s the point, then of wearing a watch? The answer from a male perspective is: It is the last thing that men have left. For millennia, we used to wear amulets, chains, rings, charms, bracelets, we had headdresses and earrings, and we had big belts with heavy buckles and shiny weapons attached to them.
Today, all that is gone. We literally wear nothing on our bodies that states anything – apart from clothes that say “I don’t want to be cold outside”.In comes The Watch. The watch gives us a chance to state who we are and where we want to go. I have two watches. One is a green Swatch Irony which feels vey light on the wrist and looks trendy and almost DJ-like. I can wear it with anything, and it states “I am a modernist, I don’t live in the past”.
I appreciate beauty, creativity and color. And green happens to be my favorite color, probably not a coincidence. My other watch is a Hans Stern Compass Sfera – HStern – which sends quite a different message. It states “I am a leader, not a follower. I don’t like to waste my time”. I wear it for business meetings and when my adorable wife and I go out to a special place at night.
“I love my two watches! I would feel kind of naked without a watch. And sometimes… sometimes I actually look at them to see what time it is.
*Music producer and composer – www.erikschaepers.com