I want a simple watch

Since I’ve owned a cell phone, I don’t think I’ve worn a watch on a regular basis. I own a nice watch my dad gave me years ago, and I’ll wear that for certain occasions. For the most part, my wrists are barren.

Then, I saw “Jack Bauer Gear” from Uncrate. While I don’t need the ruggedness of the Special Ops Watch, I realized I just wanted something simple and kind of vintage (if that’s an appropriate word).

When I was a kid, I wanted something complex. Digital. Stopwatch. Timer. Now, I’m going backwards. We’re weird like that, aren’t we? Or, is it just me?

Anyways, I ordered the Timex Men’s Camper Watch #T18581. I should get it in a day or two, since I opted for one-day shipping. (Thanks Andy!)

Here’s my review in advance: it works, doesn’t require maintenance, water resistant, and I can state 24-hour time in confidence. Yes, you can expect a dorky picture of me wearing it soon enough.

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan works at Automattic. Cat whisperer. Sometimes, a photographer and card magician.

3 thoughts on “I want a simple watch”

  1. Same exact thing with me. As a kid I really wanted those nerdy calculator watches with a myriad of somewhat useless features, but I recently decided to get a simple non-digital watch. I got this one from Amazon. Tells the time and the kinetic feature makes it completely maintenance free.


  2. I haven’t owned an analog “gadget” in awhile. It feels weird wearing a watch again, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it.

    That Seiko watch looks really nice. I’m not sure if I’d describe it as simple, per se. Maybe in terms of features, but it’s more complex internally. Amazing!


  3. After looking at countless ‘quality’ watches, I went for the simple watch – a $20 watch which did it’s job – to tell the time!


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