When you buy a pair of boots, they should be well-built — built for tough terrain, tough jobs and, most importantly, the long haul. So it’s worth shelling out a bit more cash to step up your boot game. You are standing and walking in them all day, after all.
Watch collectors have strong feelings about quartz versus mechanical watches: Battery-powered quartz is inexpensive, accurate and robust, but it lacks the je ne sais quoi of an electricity-free mechanical watch rooted in the traditions of centuries-old craftsmanship.
Sure, you could be a walking billboard for a multibillion-dollar corporation. And sure, most mainstream running gear fits alright, performs well and generally looks okay. But there are better options out there.
Even amongst the rarefied world of vintage, handwound Rolex Daytona collecting, certain references simply stand out from the crowd. Last week, one such reference hammered for an astounding $1.5M+ at Sotheby’s London — a super rare Daytona “John Player Special” ref.