Wear a wristwatch?
I remember my first wristwatch. It was a Timex with a black leather band. I got it in seventh or eighth grade and wore it all through college. It was plain and very functional and I felt so grown up when my parents gave it to me. I saw a watch as the symbol that you had things to do and places to go and you wanted to be there on time.
Not surprisingly as a woman who made my living keeping other people's schedules I always wear a watch. For a long time one of my dreams was to own a gold watch and I would window shop along Madison Avenue looking at the beautiful and ultra-expensive watches. As the years have gone by I've become less interested in expensive watches and am very happy with a simple tank watch with a brown leather band. The face is good sized and happily I can see the time without having to put on my glasses. Like my first watch it was a gift and I was very happy to receive it. I knew I would use it.
I read an article last week that said that the wristwatch was on the list of things that were becoming extinct and that people were relying on their phones for the time. I don't think I will be one of those people. On the rare occasions when I forget my watch I look at my wrist at least fifty times during the day, even though both my computer and phone at work show the time. Do you still wear a watch or have you come to rely on your phone? Do you remember your first watch?
Though I am reasonably sure that I will keep wearing my watch, there is a part of tradition that I don't think I will participate in. The gold watch was always the traditional retirement present, but when I was asked what I might like for a retirement gift an iPad came to mind immediately. I love my watch, but I also love my electronic toys.
Wishes for a sweet Thursday!