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My Watch

Saturday, December 01, 2012

So the watch that I've had for the last 20+ years is a watch that DH bought for me, which I loved.

However, it's been disintegrating for the last couple of years and when I had to wrap scotch tape around part of it at work yesterday to prevent my sweater from continually catching on it, I knew it was time for a new one.

(see the tape)

I've also needed to wear a bandaid under my old watch because with the weight that I've lost, it's too loose and it's been rubbing my wrist and causing chafing:

So, with all of that (plus DH telling me to go and buy myself a new watch that "we" would pay for rather than it coming out of my personal money), I headed off to my favourite jewellery store in Dundas, Martin's Jewel & Gift Shop (I've been shopping here since I was a teen). And, after trying on various watches while trying to find something that was close in design to my beloved old watch, I finally decided on this one and I LOVE it:

The face is bigger than my old one but it has the fake diamonds around the face the way my old one did and that was the deciding factor. Because the reason I liked my old watch as much as I did is because it was functional AND feminine and that's the reason I ultimately chose this one as well.

When the lady took it into the back to take out a couple of links, I wandered around the store and while she was gone, I found 4 pairs of earrings that I liked plus a key-chain pink pen and a set of 3 miniature penguins. When she came back out, I picked two of the pairs of earrings to keep as a reward for successfully completing BLC20 and the key-chain pen and miniature penguins I bought for my MIL for Christmas (and I had hers wrapped). Here are the earrings I bought:

These ones are a little blurry (I couldn't get it to focus):

But, while she was in the back wrapping the presents I found for my MIL, I found something else for her (salt and pepper shakers that look like birds and they hang on a tree - she loves birds so I figure she'll love this). So, back went the lady again to wrap this new present. It was so hard not to buy more stuff because there was a LOT in there that I knew would be good presents but although, I continued to look, I didn't buy anything else. Although, there was a framed black and white photo of an aerial shot of a train going along the tracks by the old train station in town, which I think DH would love so I may go back and get that for him. I'll have to think on it.

So, in the end, my $85 watch ended up costing me $215 with all the additional purchases plus taxes. But, all in all, I think everything I bought was worth it.
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  • _LINDA
    Wow! Great finds! That original watch is gorgeous, it will be very sad to see it go I am sure, but you did well with the replacement. It has a thinner band and will be very slimming on your wrist.
    That store sounds special, no wonder you found so many great gifts!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    2001 days ago
    Love the watch!..............and that you got some Christmas shopping done too! What a plus!!!!!!!!!
    2002 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Congratulations on finding a watch you love along with several great Christmas presents too. I also have that problem with shopping... I go in for one thing and end up with much more. Glad it was a good day!
    2002 days ago
    The thing that is almost as satisfying as a day spent shopping, is hearing about someone else's trip and to see the treasures that they bought. That's a great idea for a blog post I went shopping last week and got lots of goodies but didn't think to make a post out of it. Good thinking! Thanks for sharing emoticon
    2002 days ago
  • ANGEL1066
    Successful Christmas shopping is so satisfying! I did my sisters and Mom today, it was great! Your watch is lovely, so are the earrings. My DH, retired railroader, would love that pic. I'll bet yours would as well. Happy Saturday!
    2002 days ago
    I love it. And it IS important for us to have feminine watches, isn't it? I mean, something to dress us up a little. I grabbed my watch so I would know how long I was walking for each day and not have to come in and check it all the time, and the darn battery is dead! I know I have not worn it in over 2 years - where do I have to be? I have no job and not much I HAVE to do.

    And I love how you shop. Go out for one thing and pick up a few more. Hubby will approve since part of it is his mother's gifts! He has no choice, really. Right? LOL!

    My father is a train enthusiast as well and is planning big works for his train collection. Has has tons of cars and engines - about 100 and they date back to 1965 and such. He has about 30 miles of HO track and some other N gauge as well. I know he hasn't had them set up in at leat 20 years, so it will be great to see him out all his caes on the track, and mom buys little houses by the village and the pewter people that go with them. I asked him to please add in a proper ghetto and that I would make him popsicle stick houses to put in his ghetto! HAHA

    I can't wait, myself!
    2002 days ago
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