Every so often I like to “treat myself” for no reason. I used to wear a Nixon watch (this one) every day. It was part of my uniform. Now I have no idea where it is. I like having a uniform. It dramatically lowers the stress of figuring out what to wear in the morning. I’m currently in the process of thinking about cleaning out my wardrobe and narrowing it down to a handful of staple items. But anyway, I liked wearing a watch. I like to accessorize, but not much. It’s about having a personal brand, and you could probably guess from reading this blog and I am all about having a brand.
When the Apple Watch was announced, I was very tempted. Not only an intuitive and elegantly designed device, but useful and jam packed with utilities. Plus, I could even have a Braun-inspired watch face. But did I want to jump on that bandwagon? Nah. The most intriguing feature of the Apple Watch is the health component, which would track your daily exercise and tell you how many calories you’re burning and how long you sat down. Essentially, a very expensive fitbit.
I just wanted a watch. Something that tells the time. Because I don’t like to rely on my phone for that. Plus, it’s all the way in my pocket. I need to know the time right now. So I had a payday on Friday and decided to treat myself and get a nice leather watch, like I’ve been wanting for a while. I’m not quite fancy enough yet to get a genuine Braun watch, but I was pleased to see Nixon had something somewhat minimalist and classic and relatively affordable. I’ve always worn white watches, but I also wear a shit ton of black, and they didn’t stay white for long. In addition to the Kensington Leather watch, I got a Small Time Teller P, because they’re water proof, and living in Minnesota, you go swimming in lakes sometimes. Plus, I dunno, the gym?
I am obviously incredibly vain when it comes to my “things.” Everything must be chosen carefully.