…or, my future watch collection. I currently “only” have 3:
I always want to know what time it is, and I don’t carry a phone on me. I am actually really good at estimating the time from the light outside. But I need exactitude for my schedule-heavy work. You might guess that librarians can be clock-driven!
I always had just one watch at a time, typically a $40 department store, all-purpose watch that I wore with everything. Over the past couple of years I have noticed watches more and more in stores and in magazines, and I’ve become, well, kind of obsessed with them.
Way, way back, I saw a Movado Museum watch and thought if I ever had just one classic watch, that would be it. I decided I would buy myself one when I retired from work. But looking at them recently, I see they only come in traditional Big Men’s or Small Women’s sizes. Maybe by the time I retire in 15 years, they will make a medium sized unisex watch? Or maybe I will decide I don’t need to wear a watch then…
After much thought, I have decided that a collection of 6 watches would be just right for me.
- Something silver tone and something gold tone, to mix with any jewellery I might wear, and to go with cool colours and warm colours.
- One with a black strap and one with a brown strap, to go with the two colour groups (of clothes) that I wear
- And two funky colourful ones that could possibly come and go with the trends
As you see, I now have a silver tone watch, a yellow playful one, and a watch with a black strap (someday to be replaced by that Movado).
I could just run out and complete my collection, but what would be the fun in that? Through browsing, I have discovered two watch trends:
1. Rose Gold (gold alloy with copper). OK, these have been popular for a few years, but I didn’t notice!
2. Charm watches – watch faces that are part of bracelets with charms, beads, knots, etc.
I have a long laundry list of likes and dislikes in watches:
- Don’t need Apple Watch; not big on chasing down notifications!
- Prefer analogue because I can tell time like that 🙂
- No numbers. Or as few as possible. Markers OK. Maybe Roman numerals.
- Minimalist design
- No bling (diamonds, crystals)
- No need for chronograph or any kind of sports watch features (I will still get a Fitbit some day!)
- Brand names fine, but won’t be collecting 6 designer watches
I have stopped wearing a brown leather cuff watch because it has a lot of studs on it and it looks very dated, something like this but tackier:
I am debating getting a more classic watch with a brown band. Maybe one of these two:
As far as gold tone goes, I could do classic or retro (which is which?)
And finally, the combo fun/classic/colourful watch I am pining for right now is this one!
Tell me I am not the only one who is fond of watches! I like them even more now that they are archaic. This is not a sponsored post.