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Watchmaking Injustice

by J.Peter

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Today one of my colleagues asked me what my favorite watch is. For now I really like the A. Lange & Sohne Double Split Chronograph. It is just a very beautiful watch. Trouble is I can’t afford it and probably never will being a watchmaker. Here comes the injustice part.

All day long I spend my time working on, thinking about, and conversing with customers about beautiful expensive watches, when there are very few watchmakers who can actually afford to own such watches.

I’m not talking about a Rolex. I’m sure I’ll be able to afford a nice pre-owned Rolex someday, I’d probably go for a steel and rose Turn-O-Graph with a black dial if I had a choice. I’m talking about the really nice watches: Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Sohne, Vacheron Constantin, or say the Harry Winston Opus V.

So it is, such is life! All day I torture myself admiring beautifully crafted timepieces that are for the most part unattainable on a watchmaker’s salary.

I still love what I do!

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  1. Posted November 22, 2008 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    Why don’t you aspire to create a J.Peter? I hear they’ll be all the rage in another few years!

  2. J.Peter
    Posted November 22, 2008 at 8:18 am | Permalink


    I do have a J. Peter, I love it! I do hope to be able to make some more watches some day. Unfortunately the time investment is huge and with a full time job a wife and two young children I don’t have the time to make another watch. Someday I will.

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