Today I spent two hours looking for a simple analog watch.
I don't need anything expensive!
I don't need anything fancy!
No one said going simple was going to be easy, but a watch? no one has a basic, natural color OR just tint and shades, NOT hot pink, baby blue, white on white on rhinestones!
I went to two sporting/ camping places downtown, then to the mall hoping I'd find something. With NO luck I walked longer than I should have. Sears, JCPenney, Dillards, etc... They all had watches; but they were all "bling" and bigger than my wrist. Stopped by yet another store on my way through town again to work.
No one seems to be keeping a simple watch in stock. Everyone has a phone attached to their hip, and expects no one wants a watch. When I lock my phone in my locker during work so as to concentrate on my task at hand, but learning my new job I need to be able to time myself on task, AND, watch for time to start my closing duties a good two hours before closing. I simply want an analog with a second hand, numbers are optional, BUT I want it to be water resistant, doesn't need to be waterproof, but no one has them any more. I don't like to put on jewelry every day. I don't like to change out my rings, bracelets, etc... and besides with the new job all of this needs to be kept to a minimal.
I was amazed, the "child size" watches were like an old 50 cent piece, and the adult size watches were like the early 18-1900 Silver Dollars. Iwould like to have something more the size of a quarter. Basically the kids watch would have looked large, but the adult thing... is the size of my wrist and full of rhinestones loud colors etc... I had one young man hoping to sell me a basic watch telling me it was water resistant. When I read the warranty, NOT at all! not even for washing dishes.
So tomorrow I borrow Jerry's travel digital and look online for something that is more to my taste. A swatch would do me just fine! We shall see!