Conspicuous Consumption of Just Plain Odd?

These things are going for $40. Do we really need slippers with headlights? Can you imagine walking in these things? It would be like having the robot from Lost in Space leading the way with two flashlights while screaming, “Danger Will Robinson, Danger!”

And why is this thing necessary?

This is an automatic watch winder. Do we really need a machine to do this for us? If you do find watch-winding a chore, why aren’t you buying watches that take batteries? The cheapest one I saw was a hefty $65.

Of course, there are the multi-watch winders for the serious watch enthusiast. This guy here is made with burled walnut veneer.