Does anyone remember John Cameron Swayze?
Back when I was a kid he was the TV persoanlity who, among other things, pitched Timex watches. Their slogan was, "It takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'". I remember in one ad they strapped a watch to the bow of a speedboat and blasted off across a lake, pounding from wave to wave. I wanted to be like that guy....cool watch, cool boat.
Then more prestigeous makers brought their Swiss-made brands here and they became highly prized, with names like Rolex, Omega, and Tag Heuer. They just seemed so exotic. Now even they are old hat, with makers you can't pronounce offering watches that you can't read, or afford. (A hundred thousand bucks for a watch? Really?)
Honestly, does this make any sense to you?
And how about this one? I think whoever designed it had a boob fixation.
Sometimes the hands are there, but you have to look really, really hard to find them.
Have a light-bulb-changing phobia? Then keep looking.
Ferrari even endorsed this Hublot model. Quick Mr. Race Car Driver....what time is it?
At one time I succumed to the lure of one of those early "prestige" brands (and still have it in a drawer somewhere), but the last time the battery died I never bothered taking it to a jeweler to have it changed. Instead I dug through my stuff and fished out the little plastic model I wore to the pool....heck, IN the pool....and it's still with me.
It may not be much, but at least I can tell what time it is. I've either become very egalitarian in my old age, or just plain lazy. ;)