Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I have been doing this for seven years now. It's not like I love this job but I have no other alternative. I can label my father as a virtuoso and he has perfercted his craft over the years . I learned from my father and learned well. But I didn't learn to enjoy this work. This is not the life of a 22 year old although my thick glasses gives the impression of otherwise. I don't comprehend how someone, confined in a solitay room would enjoy working all day with instruments such as magnifiers, hairspring tools and hand removers. After going all through this, the customers don't even acknowledge your craftmanship. You will find almost everykind of watches here from the costliest to the one made by a local watchmaker.
I wonder if there ever was a creator for the very entity that a watch symbolises. Can he manipulate his creation? Did he ever get acknowledged for his creation? Can he repair it if there ever a need arises? Why is there only one model for his design? Its funny there is time ,on one hand, which the greatest of minds are trying to understand and a watch ,on the other, whose creator is clubbed with mediocrity. Maybe it was designed without a designer. Maybe its a craft without a craftsman.

P.S.: Inspired by "Who watches the watchmen?" (Watchmen 2009)


Rojit said...

i'm not sure how monotonous a watchmaker's life shall be but it's the joy he finds to see an a wrong watch joining million others toiling hard for every moment.
And,if u've watched Heores i have to admit how scary a watch man can be..! :)

james said...

Yeah I have but I give my credits to 'watchmen'. The quotes of Dr. Manhattan on time, creation, the presence or the absence of God is very thought invoking. I wanted to touch on the possibility of the world being created without a creator. I think time is the best example if we want to ponder over this. To clear myself, I am not preaching anything. :)

kritidas said...

oh what a coincidence...I was watching a documentary on "the creation of universe and time". ya i like that particular quote of Dr. Manhattan....

I'll try 2 be truthful said...

hmmm its like how often we forget to give credit to the real creator.

for eg: here , we might say oh wow its a rolex but who knows what kinda guy and who created it?

nice :)