watch me fly

Having a watch is seriously the best. I look at it constantly and I feel like a completely different person with it on. I feel capable, dependable, and even a little elite. Do I know what time it is? Of course I do.

Though I picked the watch out myself, Dago gifted it to me for Chanukah and I am forever grateful to him. Dago is sort of a watch collector; a connoisseur even. He loves Seiko and begged to get one for me for at least a year of our relationship, but those watches just aren't my style. I am officially an Anne Klien girl. My watch has a large round face, easy-to-read but not geriatric-sized numbers, a thin brown leather band, and, best of all, is gold. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect fit if I'd designed it myself. Dago's a little worried that I'm going to wear it out by overusing it. He might be right.

Here are my favorite parts of owning and wearing a watch:

1/ Rolling up my sleeves. Easily my most favorite part of wearing a watch is how cool it looks with my sleeves. Whether it's peeking out of the edge of my cardigan or boldly letting my cuffed chambray sleeve know what time it is, my watch is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
2/ Seeing the sparkle. I am notoriously bad about remembering to wear jewelry, especially on my wrists. Now that I have an everyday watch, I can catch a glimpse of shine when I drive, type, and eat. Maybe I can do this bling thing?
3/ Hearing the ticking when I'm falling asleep. Who knew that sound would be so soothing, especially when harmonizing with the purring of my cat?
4/ Telling time. I have always struggled with math and number and, consequently, telling time. Since I've begun wearing a watch on a regular basis, I am able to practice my time-telling skills and actually tell people what time it is when they ask--without looking at my phone!

Are you a watch-wearer? Am I the only one late to this watch party?


  1. I hopped on the watch train last year and they quickly became my favorite part of an outfit!
    With Luck

  2. I love this post because I have a watch obesssion! Funny about the ticking because I too always make sure I can hear it before buying it.... little crazy but I love it!


  3. I've been wearing a watch since the third grade. All of them (with the exception of my beloved calculator watch) have been made by Swatch--a result of having an aunt who lives in Switzerland. My very first one was this purple and pink one with french circus clowns on it. I feel naked without my watch. It completes me.

  4. My "Watch History": H.S. grad'n gift from g'rents (coulda been jewelry with Jewels!) I picked 2 Timex's...basic gold w/black leather and silver with 2 tiny diamonds and a mesh cord band (I thought I was so chic!); Timex, Timex, Timex; then a Boss gave me a Raymond Weil -- WOO! WOO! (still basic gold & black, but Real Gold & Waterproof Croc!); then another Boss gave me an all Real Gold Wittnauer with a bigger diamond; then on my honeymoon I found in a thrift store a never-worn watch w/4 colored leather bands which I love switching (Ha! Ha! fash-fun over gold-&-diamonds!); then Hubby Honey gave me a Real Gold watch with Lots diamonds! I think I'll stop there...
    BTW, I'm right-handed and wear my watch on the inside of my left wrist...why is that weird to people?

  5. Great watch. I used to like small watches, but they are so hard to read. Love yours.


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