Quotes about Watches and Time

The watch industry is thriving and a new generation is embracing the timepieces especially those with high-end movement. The modern man’s talking has brought evolution into the watch world where it can be used for purposes beyond telling time. In fact, watches have suddenly become more than just something you strap on your wrist to tell the time. You could even say that they’re more of a style accessory than anything.

“The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.” – Irish Saying

What could be better than a great watch? A great watch that never loses time. A good friend, one who understands the importance of what you have to do and doesn’t let you down when you need him the most.

Time is our most valuable possession; without it, nothing would get done, or we would progress at a snail’s pace. It seems as if someone must have thought about this already because there are many watches with amazing quotes about time engraved on their metallic cases.

Here are some of the best quotes about watches and time:

1.”I look at clocks only to tell myself how late I am.” – Virginia Woolf
When everything else fails and you’re running late, either because of your fault or others, you can blame it on the watch. Because time waits for no one and if you don’t make it in time, there is always a clock to remind you how much later than planned you are.

2.”I took one longing last look at my beautiful Golden Gate Bridge – and jumped.”
Sometimes we just want to have some fun; we want to do things that we wouldn’t normally do because they are out of our comfort zone. Or perhaps we are bored with everything around us and need something new as soon as possible. In any case, nobody is stopping us from going crazy once in a while (as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else).

3.”Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.”
That’s why it’s so important to cherish every moment that we have and make the most out of it. Even if sometimes the moments are not as long as we want them to be, they’re still worth savoring. Who knows? It could be our last.

4.There is something weirdly entrancing about the tick-tick-tick of a watch. A short glance at my wrist reminds me that this hour will soon pass, just as the last hour and every other has for all these years. ~ Bill Watterson

5.I love how the word ‘watch’ looks when it’s spelled out in cursive on someone’s arm–it doesn’t look like a bare-boned number but a design. ~ Megan Mullen

6.A man’s watch tells more about him than his house or his car or his clothes. A cheap watch for example can tell you that he doesn’t care too much about himself and not much more about you if he’s keeping time like that. ~ Don Bentley

7. ” It is not the Watch that gives you time, it’s yourself. “- ​Louis Cartier

8.” Time belongs to those who use it. “- Benjamin Franklin

9.” Every moment of time has its own value if rightly used. “- Calvin Coolidge

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10.” ” I have wasted my life in shuffling a few pieces of wafers around on a marble tablet. “(in response to someone asking him about his watch) – Julius Caesar

11.” A clock put together by a coppersmith will be right twice every day.” – Henry Ward Beecher (1813–1887)

12.” Every watch tells the time, but no clock tells how we live our lives “- Jeremy Levine

13.” Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its students. “- Louis Hector Berlioz (1803–1869)

14.”A watch is a device that tells you what time it is. A clock is a device that tells you what day it is.” — Bradley Thompson, Charles Thompson

15.” Watches would never be invented if clocks were watches and there were no people who needed them to tell the time.” — Philosopher Hieronymus David Gaubius

16.”There are two types of men: those who are good at math and those who are bad at math. My brother’s one of each.” — Author Paul Fleischman

17. “I am always worried about my watch, when will this damn thing stop working?” — Actor Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976)
18. “The ultimate luxury item for the rich today is not a big house or an expensive car but a watch.” — Author Robert Levering

19. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy – I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Watches letting you know time will pass, but never how much.

20. “When a man opens his watch, he puts an end to the independence of time, for no one can say of time that it is this or that crime which has robbed him of its liberty; he rather transfers its empire to the hands of another than usurps himself an arbitrary power over his fellow-creatures.”― Alexandre Dumas père, The Countess de Charny (1840).

21. “The case against watches is really very simple, they have all the disadvantages of clocks, and all the disadvantages of time zones.” – Thomas Mann

22.”I never wear any watches. I’m always late anyway.” — Mark Twain

23.”…there’s something peculiarly lordly in pulling out your watch; especially if you open the case and twiddle with the works a little before you look at it.” ― Charles Dudley Warner, My Winter on the Nile (1880). Based on experiences in Egypt during 1874-1875.

24. “If watches were found to tick more loudly in some class of society than in others say among the poor rather than the rich, would it not be thought very absurd if a reformer were to advocate the suppression or prohibition of all the public clocks and watches so that people might not know what time it was?” ― J.M. Galbraith, Economics and Public Purpose (1973)

In summary, time is precious, no matter who you are or how fast your watch runs. You need time to do everything you want and don’t underestimate its value because in the blink of an eye anything can change – for better or for worse. Without time there would be no way to measure life, which makes watches and friends absolutely priceless.

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