“The Observer of Time” illustrates the relation between mastery and time. One does not become adept in their craft overnight. Whether it is business, STEM, or art related, there are no shortcuts in adepthood. This level of achievement comes at a cost. Time is precious and we only live once, the cost of mastery is significant and one must understand what they are exchanging in order to achieve a high level of proficiency in their desired field of study. The Watch Smith, with all of his focus on the timepiece, depicts the devotion, will power, and concentration it takes to obtain this level of adepthood.