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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Who wears all the watches? I don’t wear a watch. I’ve only owned two in my life, both were gifts and I found them a pain in the neck to wear.
I understand years ago wearing a watch. Years ago a clock was not always handy. These days there is a clock on your TV, a clock on your car radio, a clock on your microwave, your stove, your computer and virtually anything that has power has a clock. There is a clock on your cell phone and who goes anywhere without their cell phone?
It is Christmas time and all through the TV there are ads for watches. Rolex, Timex, Movado, Swatch, Bulova, Seiko, Pulsar, Citizen, Coach, Rado, Gucci, Michael Kors. The number of brands goes on and on, and each brand sells a variety of watches. They sell watches in different sizes, colors, shapes and a variety of faces. There are dress watches, casual watches, sports watches, crazy watches, and specialty watches of all kinds.
When I walked through Macy’s the other day, I was floored by the number of watches. There were at least three huge tables with watches on display. There were hundreds maybe even thousands of different watches.
Who wears all these watches? I don’t wear a watch. Mrs. C owns one watch, a cheap thing she straps to her carryon when we travel. I have never seen any of my children wearing a watch. Most people I know that do wear a watch have been wearing the same watch for ten years.
I understand the smart watch; that could be pretty convenient if you are young enough to read the tiny print on the face, but otherwise they seem to me to be a pretty archaic devise. How do so many companies stay in business making and selling watches?
Who is buying all these watches?