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Why are watches enduring status symbols?

We’re rarely far away from a device telling us the time, yet sales of luxury watches have never been higher. Mike Williams asks why watches endure as global status symbols.

We’re rarely far away from a device telling us the time, yet sales of luxury watches have never been higher. Mike Williams explores why the seemingly obsolete technology in mechanical watches is still highly desirable, and what wearing one says about its owner.

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