I didn't plan this third entry when I did the earlier two "Toys Of The Wrist" entries but my watch (above) died a couple of days ago.
I bought this watch back in 2000 when I started dealing with clients in the US. I needed a watch to keep track of my west coast clients. My job required me to be in constant communication with them and as such I need to know when they are awake and when they are not.
Signs of trouble started a month ago when the batteries died. It got me by surprise considering I just changed them back in November last year, when I was in the Capital. The batteries didn't even last a year? That can't be right!?
Initially, I thought I got fitted with bad batteries from the unscrupulous watch shop as it is pretty common for a foreigner to get cheated by the locals (well, not ALL of them, but quite a few). I remembered paying a lot of money to change the batteries back then (didn't have a choice).
So a month later, my watch stopped again.
Then it dawned on me that it is the watch going wonky and not the batteries after all.
As it was a cheap watch which I bought at Great World City for a mere SGD 110.00, it wasn't worth the time, money nor effort to repair the 13-year old watch.
So thank you for the 13 years of faithful service, my dear Citizen watch.
*chucks into rubbish bin*
I look forward to my Hot Watch, due to arrive around Christmas this year, if it shows up at all.
- JayWalk Online (19 Aug 2013) - Toys Of The Wrist - Part 1 of 2
- JayWalk Online (20 Aug 2013) - Toys Of The Wrist - Part 2 of 2