The most interesting thing there is reading the comments to that article and seeing that 99% of people think anyone with more than a $10 Quartz watch is either an idiot or an a**hole.
The papers now are full of social media/trivia with reference to likes not news.I couldn't go through the whole thing. After a little while, all the sarcasm just made this piece of crap totally indigestible. It didn't bode well from the start, when this dude spent time describing a salt water tank and then referring to it again in the article a few paragraphs later (a "salt water shrine", I think he called it).
But then I shouldn't be expecting greatness from an article written by this guy (maybe they didn't offer free lasagna at Baselworld and that displeased him?). I also was under the impression that the Guardian was a serious newspaper.
Amen, it's the general vibe of this article that rubs me the wrong way. In the old days, it used to be about reporting something in an impartial way, just the facts basically, and then the folks would make up their own mind about it. Now it's about trying to appease a certain target audience, and the use of sarcasm and snark just ruins everything even more.I barely got past "Admission cost 60 Swiss francs a day (almost £50), for which one could have bought a nice Timex." If the author is making idiotic comments such as these, my precious time is better spent reading other, more valuable and enlightening things.
The journalist is interested in extreme juxtaposition, so they can advance and embellish their argument. Anything else is inconvenient fact. It's why it's a gutter occupation.Because between timex and hublot there's a whole world of affordable timepieces.
Mmm...no.The most interesting thing there is reading the comments to that article and seeing that 99% of people think anyone with more than a $10 Quartz watch is either an idiot or an a**hole.
That's spot on.Far beyond the telling of time, watches tell us something about ourselves. And so the answers to these questions lie within our propensity for extreme fantasy, our consumption of dazzling marketing, our unbridled and shameless capacity for ostentation, and our renewed reverence for craftsmanship in a digital world.