posted on Dec, 22 2019 @ 02:39 AM
a reply to: rickymouse
I knew this old retired gentleman once who had exactly two watches and a great plan. They were both identical Timex's, and the absolute cheapest most
basic Timex model you could get, but they had a lifetime 100% money back guarantee. This was back in the 70's when Timex used to have those
commercials with the tagline..."Timex; takes a licking and keeps on ticking
He was an avid boater and fisherman (ex-Navy too). I don't think the watches were even waterproof. He'd wear one of the watches until it went kaput
(and they always did eventually, usually about 3-4 months). Then he'd start wearing the 2nd watch, and he'd send the broken one in to Timex. Timex
never fixed the watches he sent them, they'd just send him a new one. So, he'd wear the 2nd watch until it broke, and then put on the (new) 1st
watch, and send in the 2nd one. And he'd just keep doing that, rotating watches. I knew the guy for about 20 years and he did this the whole time I
knew him. He'd always chuckle about it too, and he loved to tell that story.
I always thought that was a clever idea.
For my part, I'm a watch guy. I love watches. I collect them even. I have a couple friends who, like you, always say they don't need a watch
because there are clocks everywhere (i.e. cell phones, cars, etc.), but I can't function if I don't have a watch on. Just habit I guess...that, and I
like watches. When I'm working with the cows I have an old pocket watch (and I collect those too).
edit on 12/22/2019 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)