Thursday, May 14, 2020

My Wristwatch


Soon after I entered senior high school, my father gave me a wristwatch. I have been using it for forty years.  What I like best about it is the Roman numerals on the face.

I wore the watch every weekday when I was a student. I wore it when I started working as a teacher at a high school in a small city by the sea.  I quit my job about seven years ago, but I still put on the same watch whenever I go out.









this week's prompt: watch





8 comments:

  1. A wonderful reminder of your father.

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  2. a physical connection to the past with the added benefit of being a timepiece, the most fundamental connectors to time.

    very enjoyable SIx

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  3. There was a time when one watch was all a person needed and it lasted forever, a true and loyal friend. I remember crying when I received my first watch. I had not expressed a wish to have one, nor even hinted, and I received it for my birthday the summer before I began junior high. My tears surprised even me. I was just so happy and never expected such a gift.

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  4. I'm sure neither you or your father would have guessed you'd be wearing it still after 40 years. What a wonderful, special gift.
    I always thought watches with the roman numerals were so cool :)

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  5. Mine's a money clip, the reminder of Dad. This is a lovely story.

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  6. A lovely way to remember your father. I keep my dad's watches in my jewlery box. Sadly though they stopped ticking a while ago.

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  7. I've always thought of a watch as a great gift to mark transitions. My beloved eventually lost the use of his father's watch and was so thrilled when I bought him a new one. They're sentimental.

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  8. Rectangular watches of course tend to be narrower than round watches. Average case width for a mens' rectangular watch is 28-34mm. Montre Obaku


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