Monday, March 24, 2008

Growing up!

Not Cailin this time... It's me. I have a watch. I wear my watch ALL time time. I love my watch. I feel naked if I leave the house without my watch. My watch is nothing fancy. To be honest, it is quite the opposite. I think I spent a grand total of $14.99 on it 3-4 years ago. It is a black plastic band on a waterproof Timex watch. It has a light on it, it has a stopwatch or timer, an alarm, It can beep every hour if I want and i can keep 2 different time zones on it which is handy when traveling back to the east coast... My watch band it cracking. The little loopy thing that holds the extra band down against your wrist has fallen off, or broken off... I don't remember. Now I use a 1cm in diameter hair tie to keep it down. It adds a bit of color to it! My watch has definitely seen better days!!!

I have decided that i really ought to look into one that is a little more girlie, something that I could wear to church or to go out and play, and one that looks a little more grown up. My 2 main requirements for a new watch was that it couldn't have that elasticized metal band. I don't like my arm hairs being pulled out when ever I move my arm. And the other is that I would like for it to display not only the date of the month, but also the day of the week. My current watch has this and I rely on it SOOO much.
Chris has a Citizen Eco-Drive watch. It doesn't have a battery. I am not sure exactly how it works, but the basic gist is that it will take in sunlight or artificial light through the face and charge itself up. A full charge on his watch will last about 2 months. He hasn't worn his watch for several years and it stopped. All we had to do was put it under a 60 watt light for about 6-10 hours and it was good.
I was killing some time on Saturday while a friend took Cailin to get her picture taken with the Bunny. She wasn't happy. It was better without me there. She wasn't looking for me for security. Instead, I was hiding in the closest jewelry store watching from there. I thought that it would be an ideal time to check out watches. I found some that I really liked. One had a pearlized look to the face. It was pretty. Definitely would pass as a dress watch. There were a few inset diamonds around the face that decorated the face up a bit too. I learned the pearlized part was mother of pearl. The band was stainless steel... there was one with and one without gold accents. Check the price... OUCH. it was over $200. I was later told that most of these watches were in this price range, but they are good watches and would last a long time. One plus, there were at least a few that had my day/date requirement and NONE of them were stretchy elastic anymore.
I think I am going to grow up and finally buy an adult watch!!

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