I’m starting to like this Watch Challenge I started. Not only does it mean I get a new accessory for my wrist every few weeks, I can also say I’ve checked my phone less frequently.
The funny thing is, I realized once I started using a wristwatch, that I can’t remember the last time I saw or used an analog clock. Everything is digital; the TV router, my phone clock, computer clock, everything. It’s all digital. Even my stove clock is digital.
It’s amazing how some things we just lose and no one ever talks about it. It’s a big, “Oh Well” in the digital world.
So about my new wrist candy: This little beauty caught my eye on eBay, all for $6, including shipping. Not bad, and it makes me think of the four months I spent in France studying in Grenoble. I’ve been to Paris twice, and I have to say, as much as I’ve complained about it as a busy city where I can speak English, I want to go back. Some day…
The only issue with the watch is that my wrist is so tiny that I have to make another hole in the wrist band to make it fit. Could be worse.
Any suggestions on what watch or where to look for my next timepiece??
I haven’t worn a watch since I was in high school. Why not? Oh, because I had a cellphone after that point and used it – as most of us do – as a traveling clock. I mean, why wouldn’t you.
The problem is that you get used to checking your phone all day. And as a self-proclaimed social media addict, I have to say it doesn’t help the situation. Once I check the time, I look to see if I’ve received any text messages and if there isn’t a notification, I open my phone anyway to see if I had a Facebook notification. No Facebook notification? Well, someone on Twitter must have mentioned me. No? How about Instagram, let me open up that app. And then I noticed it’s been so long that I have to check the time again. So you see, it’s a viscious cycle and a complete time waster.
If anything, this year I’m going to try to make more me time. Yes, yes, we’ve all said it. But at least I’m making an effort by sporting a watch, which means I have no excuse to pull out my phone. And I get a snazzy accessory. If someone needs me, I’ll get to them when I get to them. I was perfectly fine back in 2000 when I had to use a payphone to call my mother at her office via their 1-800 number to let her know I needed a ride home from school. (Seriously, I used all my change on vending machine snacks. Who carries change?)
So here we go. I’m wearing a spiffy new Charming Charlie blue and gold watch. (Click the photo to get the same one.) For now, anyway. And if I’m lucky, maybe I’ll branch out and get a few more just to spice things up (and so I won’t say, well this doesn’t match my outfit). So if you don’t hear from me immediately, do NOT get alarmed. I’m most likely okay, just not using my phone as a clock and trying to enjoy just a few more precious moments of my life.
Anyone up for the challenge? Join me! And show off your watches.