How and why do you collect watches?

I watched a TED talk by Bill Burnett … so I decided to share some of his ideas and connect them to watches. Firstly: Why do you collect? What do you collect, exactly? How do you see your collecting journey today, in a year, in five years? Secondly: take your response to the first part, and try and find parallels with your original answer about your ideas on the meaning of life.

Watch collectors: Don’t buy what you like!

Without the aforementioned deep-diving, the purchase of any watch is more transactional. This is why you should not simply “buy what you like”. This is common advice given to new collectors, and the problem with this advice, is the very nature of what you like, is likely a temporary conclusion.

The High Priest of Horology

Benjamin Clymer, the founder of the watch-enthusiast website Hodinkee, has become a timepiece adviser to the stars.

Credit: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Screw Down Crown: Changed the Blog Name

I recently had a chat with a good friend of mine, Hassan; we talked about the refreshed blog, and my plans for it… he was pretty supportive and loved the idea. He also suggested that the name “WatchProductivity” was quite literal, but not particularly memorable or catchy. I didn’t think it mattered but he urged…

Thinking about a watch collection?

I recently had a conversation with my friend Vlasios… he said something which excited me, since I took it as a challenge! He said… “I always thought of watches as a useless luxury”. Soak on that for a second. There is no ‘rational’ reason to spend money on most items we purchase today. Why buy…

Why This Boring Watch Will Help With My Productivity & Writing

I came across this article, and thought I would weigh in… because that is what bloggers do. Wow, a blogger… excuse me while I change into some sweatpants. I actually agree with the idea that using a watch to reduce the ‘number of phone pickups a day’ is excellent for productivity – I disagree that…

First Post on the ‘NEW’ Blog

I started a blog back in 2011 – that happened because I was in the process of starting a company, and all the content about productivity was actually quite relevant to the company’s purpose. The company has since been sold, and the blog has been dormant since 2012… My passion for productivity however, is not dormant…