I've had the same Fossil watch that I got from my parents for Christmas one year long before I was married. It has to be at least 9 or 10 years old. I love it. I can't live without it. I've worn a watch essentially every day of my life since I was 10 or so. I must have a watch on or I feel naked.
For our first anniversary, I bought Jed a watch because 1) a watch is a nice one year anniversary gift, and 2) the main reason, I couldn't understand how a person could function without a watch. It was unfathomable to me.
More recently, I had a friend who didn't own a watch, a cell phone, and had no working clock in her car. She could tell whether or now she was on-time or running late based on the bank time and temperature signs she drove past. Luckily our town has an over abundance of banks, many of which have a time and temperature sign, so she was never too far from a clock. But still? I nearly bought her a watch just to give me a peace of mind.
Last Thursday my watch broke. I've had the battery die many times and have been without a watch for a day or two until I could get a new battery put in. But the clasp came detached from the face of the watch. I'm hoping it can be fixed. I could handle a new watch... but no watch. Yikes.
For the past few days, thanks to Princess Sparkley's generosity, I've been sporting this lovely watch: