|A cat enjoys a blissful sleep because it can’t read a watch.|
I was pretty sure everyone in the world felt the same way I did when it came to watches in bed. Instead, I was surprised by the responses on WatchUSeek: A lot of watch-lovers sleep with their watches on. People posted comments like this:
I wonder how it feels to sleep without a watch.
I once didn't wear a watch to bed. Chills, shakes, horrible and ghastly images flitting across my tight-closed eyes! Four minutes later I got up and put a watch on.
I've always slept with my watches on. The only issue is when I wear my nearly 300 g. OSD + Super Engineer Bracelet and let my arm hang over the side of the bed... my elbow feels a bit hyperextended in the morning.
Maybe they are right, I thought. Maybe I could sleep with a watch. After all, I like watches! I almost always have a watch on. So I performed an experiment one night and tried to sleep while wearing a watch, something I hadn’t done since I received my first watch when I was about nine years old.
Five and a half hours after I went to bed, I woke up. My watch was still on my wrist. I looked at it, checked the time, and instantly realized that I don't want to know what time it is when I wake up in the middle of the night. I'd rather remain in the dark, so to speak, about how many hours of sleep I have left. The knowledge that I only had 45 minutes left in bed upset me, and, of course, left me unable to continue my dreamy journey.
|Sometimes we don’t want a timepiece that|
actually tells us the real time.
When we know the time, we lose that sensation of timelessness. Sometimes, like when we sleep, it’s better not to know the time. It’s better not to wear a watch.