Wednesday, June 27, 2012

On the street in Santa Barbara - Comfort Food

Well, not so much on the street as in a store where I bumped into this gentleman wearing a Rolex Datejust.

To meet this fellow, you would understand why this watch is such a perfect fit for him.  He can speak with you extensively on mid-century modern design, in such a way that you KNOW that he GETS it.  Knowledgeable without being intimidating or condescending - a nice guy to have an actual conversation with.  We got to talking about Eames, and Danish modern furniture.  I have never heard someone describe an Eames chair as "comfort food", but the minute he said it, it immediately made sense!  With those two words, he truly explained what for those of us who write about watches realize is the unexplainable.  As a watch enthusiast, it is too easy for us to go to the simple/rote answer:  Haute, manufacture, years of tradition, blah-blah-blah.  But "comfort food" really hit the mark for me.  Nothing we need to sustain us "nutritionally", but nonetheless something that we crave for reasons we cannot always adequately explain.

So, take time out today for some "comfort food"!

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