A new watch
So say you’re in the market for a new watch. There lots of them out there after all, so sorting through them would seem to be important. There are $2 watches from China in the bargain bin at CVS. They work, by the way, just fine – they tell you the same time that every other watch does. Of sure, they might not hold up to much punishment, but my $2 watch worked just great for the 2 weeks I was in Africa (I didn’t want to risk losing my current one.) It might not have a long battery life, but I noticed it’s still going fine over a year later.
I saw there were plenty of watches in the $50 range. They have a good appearance and work fine – I’m sure many of you have a watch of this ilk. There are some, like the ones I pointed out previously on this blog, that can act as a pager and even a PDA (of sorts.) Oh they cost more though.
I myself wear a watch that cost about $200 – it’s solor powered, analog, has a nice band and keeps great time and includes a perpetual calendar (that even handles leap-year right.) Of course, the $2 watch has this too – but it just doesn’t look as nice. At least, I tell myself that anyway.
I saw somebody that had a wristwatch cell phone – just like Dick Tracy.
Then there are the luxury items – you know the ones I’m talking about, with names like Rolex, Cartier, Movado, and others. These are really jewelry items – but generally also have great timepieces and price tags from $500 to $20,000.
But then there is this one. It is the gold standard by which call other watches are measured. It’s the Star Caliber 2000. It costs $2.5 million. And no, you can’t have one – they only made 4, and they are spoken for.
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