I am fascinated by mechanical watches. May be because it is a whole small universe rotating in my pocket or on my wrist. Maybe because I can still behold and understand the laws of how the parts and forces work together.
Albert Einstein said once: “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious”. I enjoy the sound of winding my watch, observe the second hand. How it is slowly cursing around its center. I turn the watch around and see through the sapphire back the movement. An entire universe in a case. The balance is oscillation, the wheels are turning. The power comes from the mainspring that I just wound. A perfect mechanism, beautiful to observe.
Living in a complex world, a mechanical watch is so simple and therefore so beautiful.