May 17, 2016

20 It's A Swatch For Me

Thanks to my parents, I've been a watch-wearer since my early teens. I've no idea why they started me on this watch-wearing path but I'm glad they did.

" Wear a watch? You're reliable: Watch-wearers are more conscientious and punctual than those with bare wrists, research shows

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3240784/Wear-watch-reliable-Watch-wearers-conscientious-punctual-bare-wrists-research-shows.html#ixzz48m9xvpo8 "


See? That's true where I'm concerned. I'm almost always punctual - a friend once told me how impressed she was. She's always on time, but I take the cake by being an hour early! Hah!

Fast forward now, I'm wearing a brand new Swatch Metallic Dune. I love the shade - it's fun, not gaudy. It's perfect for all occasions. It is also my third Swatch watch, but only the first I'm buying for myself. Boy, do I feel pleased!

Swatch Metallic Dune

I was first introduced to Swatch watches through my ex-bosses, receiving one as a farewell gift and another for making best employee - both under different employers.

This (pictured below) understated Swatch Chessboard of black and white which was my favourite stopped working some months ago. I continued wearing it out of habit - my hand felt unbearably bare. Aah, so there you have it, an addiction. A harmless one, I think.

I assumed that the battery was dead and forked out RM30 for a replacement. The hands on the watch started moving again and I believed the issue to be solved. A week later, it stopped moving again. I went to another store to get it checked. Sad news, of course. One of the mechanisms had given way. It couldn't be repaired and if it could, it wouldn't be worth it. On a brighter note, it lasted a good ten years! That's how I ended up buying a new watch.

Swatch So Chic (pictured below), on the other hand, is an elegant timepiece with a line of crystals adorning the top and bottom. I've had it longer than the Chessboard but only wore it for a couple of years, and mostly to formal events. One of the crystals fell out. So I headed to the Swatch store for a replacement, but was left disheartened. I gave up after asking the third store. They didn't sell or fix missing pieces. It bugged me. I vowed never to buy watches with crystal embellishments ....really!

Left: Swatch So Chic
Right: Swatch Chessboard

Swatch Metallic Dune has been with me for two weeks now. The more I wore it, the more it felt at home on my hand. I did try several other brands before finally heading back to the Swatch store to pick this out. The exercise only made me see how besotted I am with Swatch watches. I just didn't realise how deep I was in until I kept comparing the other brands to it.

Swatch Metallic Dune in a Swatch Box - RM260

Everyone's excited about something. This tick-tocks it for me. Do you wear a watch and have you got a favourite?

Swatch Looks Good On Me, Don't You Think?

20 comments:

  1. Cool. Lovely and fun watch. I also thanks my parents for letting me wear watch as a young girl. And I instill in my kids too. Now my girl wear hers every day even at home. And she goes swimming with it too.

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    1. Awww..I can see her being a responsible and punctual grown-up. You're a wonderful mom, Rose. :)

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  2. This is such a beautiful watch, Sharon! :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I do love the colour! :)

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  3. What a pretty Swatch. I have never gotten used to wearing a watch though I have several. You have reminded me to get them out!

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    1. What's that saying ..if you've got it, flaunt it? :)

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  4. Swatch is always so trendy. Had 2 Swatch watch..till the time i stop wearing watch. Seems like 24 hours a day is not enuf time for everything. Lol

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    1. As we grow older, yes ..so much to do! ;)

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  5. I must wear watch when i go out, if not, i will feel uncomfortable...

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  6. My hubby used to collect Swatch when he was younger & probably has about 30 of them. I recalled picking up a limited edition one when I was in Switzerland; think it was banned in SG at that time. That watch model is Karma Sutra! Hahaha! xoxo

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    1. Omigosh ..you have to show us this collection one day, Shirley! ;)

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  7. A very pretty watch. I have been wearing watch for many, many years. Stop wearing one before I retired. It took me a while to get used to not wearing one.

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    1. I know I'll adapt in time, but for now, I need a watch..lol! ^.^

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  8. Wah, you are so loyal. Normally I just go for design that I like, as long as the brand can be trusted.

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    1. I tried, Ez ..but I keep going back ..lol!! ^.^

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  9. you must be having a good collection i suppose...

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    1. Just this one, if you can call that a collection...haha

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  10. it is true whatever with cystal embellishment must take very good care of it
    not only watch but for clothes and also shoes
    I have such experience also

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    1. ..makes me think twice about buying anything that comes with beading of any sort too.

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