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.
Who could live without a watch?
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.
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?)
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.
They want to come out and play!
Ahhh. My little friends…
- Swatch Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary with a Stunning Transparent Watch (watchalyzer.com)