Today I was looking at some watches. This is what you do when you're killing time in Walmart, waiting for your photos. You also might find yourself in the craft aisle and wonder how you got there and how you can get out. If you're really desperate, you'll sit on the stools by the clothing pattern books and flip through and look at patterns. As you can see, it was a very long hour.
But I did need a watch. Watches are very difficult. I need to really love it. It needs to speak to me in some way. When I was young, like 12 or 13 years, I got a watch for my birthday that was the coolest thing I have ever seen. The face was large, which I liked, and the numbers were actually musical..um... notation. Devices. One second. *time passes* Ok, they were musical accidentals and articulation. (I had to look it up) So instead of numbers there would be a sharp sign, a flat sign, a rest sign, etc. AWESOME. The hands were red and normal except the second hand--OH! It was about 10 piano keys. The second hand took up 1/4 of the face and it would all move each second (as a second hand should). I wish i could show you a picture. Wow. I miss you watch. (i put it in the laundry)
When selecting a watch, something that is really important to me is my ability to tell time when i look at it. I know. But I hate all those fancy "grown up" watches where there are 4 numbers and they're not even numbers, they're little specks. And then nothing in between. And then if it's rectangular--ahhhh.. i just can't read it and if you ask me what time it is i will tell you "mm... sometime between the hours of 3 & 6, give or take."
So I looked at some watches today in the shop. They were all stupid. And they weren't saying anything to me except "I'm an ugly piece of crap." I expected this. It's not often something really jumps out at me and, resigned, i was about to walk away but then I saw it. Perfect.
simple. elegant. digital.
p.s. despite its professional, Movado-esque look, this photo was amazingly awkward to take. Thanks to it, I can now call myself a contortionist. And i wish i had turned the watch upside down so it didn't read h:02 o'clock.