This is what I have tried:
Have used a vintage watch to depict old times, extremely dry leaves, and somewhat fresh flowers.
Intention was to show increasing age with time.
I have kept watch out of focus so that it doesn't seem that this is an advertisement of watch.
Some people have complained that it is looking as if I want to show off the watch.
How to improve the composition of this scene with watch, flowers, and leaves such that it depicts time's effect on age?
This was the original setup for your reference: