I used to wear a watch as a younger man. My father wore one before me, and his father before him. It was a right of passage when those wrist watches were passed on to us…but no more.
When someone asked what time it was you pulled your pocket watch out of your pocket, or looked at your wrist watch on your wrist. Those items were works of art and they had their time. (see what I did there?)
As I was putting my hearing aids in this morning, I thought about earlier technology. One had a watch, an alarm clock, and a phone that hung up on your wall or sat on your desk. Now all all of those fit in your pocket and you can leave the house without missing a call. I wouldn’t want hearing devices from an earlier era. It hung around your neck with two chords that went to each ear. The device just made everything loud. The batteries were always going dead.
It is a great status to pull a beautiful pocket watch out of your pocket, but it is also wonderful to have a pair of modern hearing aids that are wireless, rechargeable, and you can program from your cell phone. They help you hear all the frequencies of sound available. That kind of hearing can be beautiful as well.