Joe Boxer Smily Face Watch

Really, It Started Innocently Enough…

Seriously. A long time ago. Well, the last century. In the 90’s to be a bit more precise.

My watch, actually, the one you see below, my Gucci bling (at the time) needed to be repaired. The crystal had to be replaced. Riches (remember those?) had to send it out to Gucci itself.

My Gucci Bling
My Gucci Bling (It was hot back in the day!)

 

Who could live without a watch?

Nobody!

Certainly not a mover/shaker like I was (back in the day—in my head, at least).

So I had to buy a watch to stem me over. Something inexpensive.

The blue banded one with the colorful face (pictured at the top of the “V” below) would do. It was only around $10. They called it a Swatch.

Part of the Watch Collection
Part of the Swatch Collection (The one at the highest point started it all.)

 

Before I even knew what happened, I was addicted to them. Zillions of them. The addiction even grew beyond just “using” Swatches.

Suddenly (in actuality, it took years, over a decade, almost two) I had 27 watches.

The cost of batteries alone was all but an unbearable expense.

To mitigate against this enormous financial burden (all of the batteries) I bought my Y2K watch pictured below. (Yeah, you remember that contrived crisis, don’t you?)

My Y2K Watch
My Y2K Watch Didn’t Require Batteries

 

And, oh bless my soul, when the time changed I would spend weeks getting all of them reset, except for my Y2K watch.

Then, on June 29, 2007, the iPhone was introduced. I had no idea that within a mere 3 years I would see no need to wear a watch, to buy all of those batteries, to reset all of those watch stems twice a year.

But I hear them calling to me.

Again.

They want to come out and play!

Emporio Armani Watch
Emporio Armani Watch (I liked the look of this watch.)

 

Fossil Watch
Fossil Watch

 

Joe Boxer Smily Face Watch Pictured with Bowtie
Joe Boxer Smily Face Watch Pictured with Bowtie

 

kool Time Watch (melted?)
kool Time Watch (Van Gogh on an arm band)

 

kool Time Watch
kool Time Watch

 

Joe Boxer Smily Face Watch
Joe Boxer Smily Face Watch (The smily face rotates as the second hand of the watch.)

 

Watch by Tokyo Bay, One of My Favorites
Watch by Tokyo Bay (One of my all time favorites)

 

Sleek Contemporary Watch by Skagen of Denmark
Sleek Contemporary Watch by Skagen of Denmark (Another all time favorite)

 

Watch with Simple, Clean Face by Skagen of Denmark
Watch with Simple, Clean Face by Skagen of Denmark (Another of my favorites)

 

Fossil Watch
Fossil Watch

 

Watch Trio
The Watch Trio

 

Yoko Ono's Nude Posterior Swatch
Yoko Ono’s Nude Posterior Swatch (for real)

 

kool Time Watch
kool Time Watch (Squares)

 

Watch Study in White and Blue
Watch Study in White and Blue (The white has yellowed a bit in time.)

 

Vivid Colorful Swatch
Vivid Colorful Swatch (I think this was my second Swatch purchase.)

 

kool Time Watch (conical)
kool Time Watch (conical)

 

Ahhh. My little friends…